The nurses will put together the schedule for treatment, tests and medication. They will provide you with details.
Breakfast is served between 8 and 8.30 a.m., lunch between 12 and 1 p.m. and supper between 5 and 6 p.m. You will be served coffee or tea during afternoons.
Patients are requested to stay in their rooms during the morning, to allow for treatment and doctors’ visits. Your absence could lead to your treatment being delayed. If you do need to leave your room, please advise the nurse.
Your nurse will inform you of the times when you need to receive care, undergo tests or take medication.
Unless they opt for a single room, patients will be lodged in a double room. A supplement is charged for single rooms. If your child is admitted to the Children’s Hospital, as a parent you can request a parent-child room to stay overnight with your child. You will be asked to sign a declaration upon admission specifying your preferred type of room. This declaration also mentions the supplement for a single room.
Your preferred choice of room may not immediately be available upon your admission. You may then be assigned to a temporary room. You will be transferred to your preferred room as soon as this becomes available.
Layout of the room
Each room has a separate space with a washbasin and a toilet. Most rooms also come with a shower. There is a call-up system in each room to be used to summon the nurse, also at night. Each room also has a radio with four different channels. There is a telephone beside each bed. Use of mobile phones is permitted in your room. However, please respect your fellow patients’ tranquillity by limiting your use of the telephone.
Your phone bill will be added to your hospital statement. For an external line, dial 0, followed by the number you wish to call.
The chef cooks up a suitably varied menu. At lunchtime, you can choose between a hot meal and a bread meal.
Should you have any specific requests concerning the menu, its solidity or the size of portions, please pass these on to the Nutritional Hostess who will pay you a regular visit. If you are on a diet, you may call on the support of our Dieticians. You can contact them through the nurses. Special diet menus will also take your preferences into account wherever possible.
You should preferably not bring your own food to the hospital. You do this at your own responsibility. The hospital cannot be held liable for any resulting problems. You are advised to always check with the nurse for any contraindications.
You should not take any medication from outside the hospital without first informing the nurse or doctor.
You can send mail by depositing this in the post box affixed nearby the entrance to Zone A/White Zone. Stamps can be bought in the shop in Zone A/White Zone.
Patients may naturally also receive mail. Mail should be addressed to:
UZ Brussel, name of the patient, room number, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Jette.
A representative of your philosophical or religious credence or faith is available free of charge. The registration desk in the main entrance keeps a list of such persons affiliated with the hospital. Should you wish to encounter someone who is not listed, then you can request this by filling in the loose-shhet form which is included with your Patient Brochure which you will be handed over upon your admission.
In accordance with the guidelines of the Diocese Mechelen-Brussels, baptisms are normally celebrated within your parish. If you prefer a different arrangement, you may fill in a request form for moral, religious or philosophical support. This form can be obtained from the central registration desk in Zone A/White Zone. Return the completed form under a sealed envelope to the central registration desk or a nurse.
Details about lay birth ceremonies can be obtained from the lay counsellors who are affiliated with the hospital. You can request information by using the request form for moral, religious or philosophical support which is available from the central registration desk in the hospital’s main entrance.