Visiting times

As of 21 December the following visiting arrangements apply for the hospital. We ask you to strictly follow the guidelines and to sign a declaration of honour before coming to the hospital.

Guidelines

Specific visiting arrangements apply for the Gasthuisberg and Pellenberg campus.

View the guidelines for each campus:

Exceptions

There is an exception for:

  • parents on paediatric wards, maternity and neonatology
  • first-degree relatives of patients at life's end on non-palliative wards

Contact the ward.

Admission and discharge

For the patient's admission and discharge, 1 escort is allowed up to the door of the ward.

Bringing and collecting personal items via the to-and-from desk

Relatives are allowed to leave personal items behind or pick up dirty laundry from the to-and-from desk, without visit.

For everyone's safety

UZ Leuven understands that this measure will have a big impact on both patients and visitors. However, the restriction is necessary to ensure the safety and health of our patients and employees as much as possible.

Digital alternatives

Video call via an interactive screen and Jitsi

Patients that do not have a smartphone or tablet of their own, can video call their family on Jitsi via the bedside octopuz screens.

Family members can download the app for iOS or Android. Patients and their family need to agree on a unique name for the 'meeting room' they're going to use to do a video call. This name needs to be entered in the Jitsi-app so that they can get in touch with one another.

Patients

  • On the octopuz screen, under the header 'Ontspanning en communication' (entertainment and communicationt), click on 'Apps'.
  • Click on the Jitsi Meet tile.
  • Enter the name of the 'meeting room' you agreed on.

Family and friends

  • Download the Jitsi-app in the Google Play Store (Android) or the App Store (iOS).
  • You don't need to make an account.
  • Enter the name of the 'meeting room' you agreed on.

Free cheer card

Unable to visit in person? Send a free personalised cheer card.

Send a card
Last edit: 24 February 2021