Investment support for UZ Leuven construction projects

6 June 2024
The Flemish government informed the press today that UZ Leuven can count on 14.7 million annual investment support for important infrastructure works. There are new building projects in the pipeline in Leuven that are important for both patients and staff.

UZ Leuven can count on 14.7 million euro of annual investment support for important infrastructural works. The Flemish government already took an initial decision on this last year. Flemish minister for Welfare, Public Health and Family Hilde Crevits has now approved the final proposals for the completed files. Major new building projects important for patients and staff are in the pipeline in Leuven. Read the full press release from the cabinet.

In order to get investment support, hospitals need to produce a master plan. It is important that any investments fit with broadly aligned needs that are in the interest of the patient. As the largest university hospital in Flanders, UZ Leuven has been investing in infrastructural renewal in a staged and continuous way since the 1970s. As in the past, the Flemish government is also doing its bit for the current master plan. 

Prof. dr. Wim Robberecht, CEO at UZ Leuven: “We are very grateful to the Flemish government for its continued willingness to invest in the expansion of the Health Sciences Campus Gasthuisberg together with UZ Leuven. This financial support to renew and further develop our hospital infrastructure is indispensable to maintain our role as an innovative hospital. Despite the many recent renovations, almost 40% of the infrastructure on the Gasthuisberg campus is 40 years old. The rehabilitation centre at the Pellenberg campus dates back to 1958. As the largest university hospital in Belgium, it is our mission to provide optimal care to today's patient, but also to care for tomorrow's patient with ground-breaking innovation. We want to take on the challenges of the future with more outpatient care, specialised intensive care, shorter hospital stays and with collaboration with other care partners. To achieve this, an adapted and sustainable infrastructure is indispensable.”

Last edit: 5 July 2024