Visiting the Gasthuisberg campus

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, there are a lot of restrictions in place. Thank you for following these guidelines strictly. This is the only way we can safely allow visitors to the hospital. Remember you are in a hospital environment and that these rules are necessary.

Visiting arrangement as of 13 June

  • Visiting is allowed every day.
  • We're allowing 3 visitors who are interchangeable.
  • Visiting is limited to a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Visiting is allowed at fixed times:
    • on a weekday from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • weekends from 2 to 4 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visitors make arrangements with the patient about when they can visit. Is this not possible because of medical or other reasons? Phone the patient's ward to make an appointment.
  • On shared rooms, patients make arrangements amongst themselves about when to receive visitors. They can use the appointment sheet in the room.
  • Be especially vigilant on the high-risk wards of haematology and transplantation (E 435, E 650, E 467, E 630, E 662 and E 663). Protect the patient and bear the measures in mind: keep your face mask on, keep your distance, disinfect your hands and ventilate the room. An FFP2-mask is highly recommended for these wards.

There are exceptions for patients at life's end and for bad-news discussions. Contact the ward.

Arrange your visit well in advance

A visit needs to be booked and registered a couple of days in advance. The total number of visitors allowed on a ward is limited.

If nurses find that the maximum number of visitors has been reached, you will have to choose another time.

Important points of attention

  • Don't come too early to the hospital, to avoid over-crowding in the hospital.
  • Disinfect and wash your hands regularly.
  • A face mask is mandatory for everyone as of the age of 12 years. A FFP2 mask (without valve) is highly recommended, especially when you're visiting a patient on any of the following wards: E 435, E 650, E 467, E 630, E 662 or E 663. In other cases, a surgical face mask is a good choice.
  • For patients who are at an increased risk in case of an infection, we recommend that children younger than 12 years also wear a face mask.
  • You do not need to register at reception in the big reception hall. You can go to the ward directly. If you do not know the way to the ward, you can ask reception for a road description.
  • On the ward itself you have to register.
  • Disinfect your hands again when entering and leaving the ward.
  • Visits always take place in the patient's room and not in other areas of the ward or the hospital.
  • Leave the window in the room ajar for ventilation.
  • Please remember that the patient is vulnerable so keep the necessary distance. Keep your face mask on. A cuddle is not allowed.
  • Do not leave the room during your visit.
  • Immediately go home after your visit.

Small gifts

You are allowed to bring a small gift.

  • Flowers and plants are allowed except on wards with more strict guidelines because of specific disorders. Make enquiries before your visit.
  • Do not bring any perishable food. Food for patients with special dietary requirements (e.g. kosher and halal) is allowed.
Last edit: 13 June 2022