Hospitalisatie 20

This isolation ward houses patients with haematological disorders such as acute myeloid or lymphatic leukaemia and patients admitted for intensive chemotherapy or allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Welcome to our department

You have been admitted to the haematology department. This department comprises several wards. Hospitalisatie 20 and hospitalisatie 44 are the two hospitalisation wards. Hospitalisatie 20 is an isolation ward, hospitalisatie 44 is a general ward. There is also a ward for day admission: dagziekenhuis 6. The doctors decide on which ward you should be treated.

Today you are admitted to hospitalisatie 20. To make your stay as smooth and pleasant as possible, you will find all the necessary information on this page. We hope this information will be a good guide for you and your family during your stay in our department.

Do you still have questions? Please contact your nurse.

Rooms and sanitary facilities

Hospitalisatie 20 has only single rooms. The room is pressurised to keep germs out as much as possible. We therefore ask you to keep the door to the visitors' corridor closed at all times.

Each room has its own temperature control, which you can adjust according to your needs.

All rooms have their own toilet and washbasin. The ward has a central bathroom where you can take a shower or bath.


UZ Leuven gasthuisberg campus
Hospitalisatie 20
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven

Location and accessibility


  • The designated car park for this department is parking Oost.

Mail for patients

Would you like to send the patient a card or a letter? Please put the patient's full first name and surname before the address above.

Visiting hours

The day of the planned admission, the accompanying relative can stay with the patient until the first contact with the doctor. Afterwards, we kindly ask them to leave the ward and return during visiting hours.

  • Visits are possible every day from 14:00 to 20:00.
  • Wearing a mouth mask is compulsory in the room.
  • Please limit your visit to 2 hours.
  • Come with a maximum of 3 visitors at a time.
  • Children under 7 years old are not allowed to visit.
  • Are you sick or have a cold yourself? Then do not visit.
  • Do not bring flowers or plants.

Respect the house rules.


  • Nurses' department: +32 16 34 46 70 (available 24 hours a day)

  • Any questions? Speak to one of our caregivers.

Urgent help needed?

In case of urgent medical problems:

  • call tel: +32 16 33 22 11 (general reception) and ask to be put through to the haematology on-call doctor.

For non-urgent medical questions:

  • contact your GP.

During your stay

Most patients on this ward have impaired immunity. Therefore, a few specific measures are needed. Simple precautions help stop the spread of bacteria and thus prevent hospital infections.
Wear your identification wristband throughout your hospital stay. If it should come off for any reason, ask your nurse for a new wristband. Check that all the information on the wristband is correct.
Meals are served in your room. You can pick your meal yourself via the interactive screen at your bedside. Dietary requirements are taken into account. A dietician can advise you on your diet during and after your stay.


There is a hair salon in the hospital. Ask for an appointment via the nurse a few days in advance. The hairdresser can also visit your room. Hairdressing fees are charged via the hospital bill.
You can receive mail and parcels at the ward. Make sure your full first name and surname are listed at the top of the ward address. Mail to be sent may be given to the nurse with postage paid or you may post it yourself in the mailbox at the hospital entrance.

Give your feedback for even better care

  • Every patient admitted to UZ Leuven can fill in the "Vlaamse Patiëntenpeiling" (Flemish Patient Survey). This can be done via the Octopuz screen at the bedside ('Surveys' button) or via mynexuzhealth (you will receive an invitation via mail and/or in the app after admission). By sharing your experiences at the hospital with us via this survey, you help to improve care and services for all patients.


Care team

Additional support - the social workers

Are you worried about your illness, family, work or financial situation? You and your family members can come to the social worker for a confidential discussion.

Together with you, the social worker will look for solutions and give advice on social services to which you are entitled or refer you to external services.

Ask about this with the nurse or call +32 16 34 86 20 yourself.

In need of conversation or a listening ear? Ask for the pastor.

Illness and hospitalisation are often thought-provoking. Do you need a quiet, confidential conversation?

There is a pastor working in the ward who - regardless of your philosophy of life - can lend a listening ear if you are having a difficult time or have life questions.

Ask for a pastor via the nurse.

Last edit: 10 April 2024