Welcome to our ward

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

Today you are admitted to hospitalisatie 44. 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 ward.

Do you still have questions? Please contact your nurse.

Rooms and sanitary facilities

Hospitalisatie 44 boasts 26 rooms, including 24 single rooms. You can request a private room subject to a certain surcharge. Read more about room selection.
Patients who need a single room for medical reasons are given priority.

All rooms have an individual bathroom with shower. Exercise bikes are available for you in the corridor. If necessary, we will place an exercise bike in your room.


UZ Leuven gasthuisberg campus
Hospitalisatie 44
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 at set times
    • Weekdays: from 16:00 to 20:00 
    • Weekends: from 14:00 to 20:00
  • Wearing a mouth mask is compulsory in the room.
  • 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.

Visiting arrangements may be changed by the hospital in certain circumstances. The nursing team is aware of and will communicate the latest guidelines. Posters will also guide you in this.

Respect the house rules.

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.


  • Head nurse: Mireille Kusters

  • Nurses' department: +32 16 34 63 00 (available 24 hours a day)

Urgent help needed?

In case of urgent medical problems:

  • call 016 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

Your day at hospitalisatie 44 follows a certain schedule. Read more about the medical, nursing and connecting care on the ward.
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.
For anyone wishing to stay near the hospital, UZ Leuven and The Lodge-group offer rooms at a preferential rate.


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.
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.

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.

Need conversation or a listening ear? Ask for the pastor.

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

A pastor works 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 the pastor attached to the ward via the nurse or call directly on +32 16 34 67 47.


Last edit: 10 April 2024