Hospitalisatie 23

This ward houses patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.


UZ Leuven gasthuisberg campus
Hospitalisatie 23
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

  • Visits are possible every day at set times

    • Weekdays: from 16:00 to 20:00 
    • Weekends: from 14:00 to 20:00
  • Please limit your visits to a maximum of 2 hours. 

  • A maximum of 3 visitors at the same time.

  • In a double room, both patients can receive visitors at the same time.

Regular short visits are often more appreciated than longer visits.

During patient care or doctor's visits, we kindly ask you to leave the room.

We may end or limit the visit if we sense that it is too tiring for the patient.


Urgent help needed?

In case of urgent medical problems:

  • contact your general practitioner
  • call 016 34 42 25 (between 08:00 and 17:00)

For medical emergencies:

  • go to the emergency department as soon as possible or call 112

During your stay

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.
On this ward, a relative may stay room in with patients in a single room. A fee per night is charged for this through the hospital bill. You can also use the family residence or a nearby hotel at preferential rates. See options and rates.


  • If you are admitted for chemotherapy treatment, the nurse will provide you with more information using an informative leaflet (chemo guide).

    You will be given a 'Symptom burden during treatment' diary. This will help you record the discomforts you experience at home and talk about them with your healthcare providers afterwards. This way, they can take the necessary action to reduce your symptoms.


You can borrow free books, comics, DVDs and games from the library. You can also buy newspapers and magazines during the daily newspaper round.
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.
The Bianca Centre welcomes cancer patients in a warm homely atmosphere that makes the typical hospital room seem far away. You can unwind and enjoy a relaxing massage or facial treatment by a beautician familiar with oncology, among other things.
Patients staying at Gasthuisberg campus can call on a volunteer to accompany them out of the room for a while. This is how we contribute to the wellbeing of our hospitalised patients.



The doctor's assistant (ward doctor) will visit you every day.

Should the family like to have a conversation with the doctor, you can make an appointment between 09:00 and 18:00. The doctor is available daily between 15:30 and 17:30.

Care team

Extra support - The social worker

Are you worried about your illness, family, work or financial situation? Both you and your family members are welcome to have a confidential conversation with the social worker.

The social worker will work together with you to find solutions, give advice on social services to which you are entitled and will help you with questions about insurance and certificates. If needed, the social worker will refer you to external services.

Ask the nurse or call in person on +32 16 34 86 20.

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: 28 May 2024