Why the hospital needs your help
Those people, who may want to do something for charity, may not immediately think of a university hospital. And yet…
A university hospital’s duty and desire is to provide the highest quality care. It also performs a teaching and training as well as a training mission. These three tasks are fundamental to medicine. Research, for example, can lead to the development of new or improved medication or more effective remedies against certain diseases.
However, university hospitals receive insufficient financial support to be able to undertake these three tasks; they are, as they say, ‘structurally underfinanced’. This is why university hospitals welcome the support of many. You may, for example, devote some of your time to help out in some of the hospital’s activities, or provide financial support. This can be offered either to the hospital generally, or for a specific project. This is something which often happens in practice, with patients expressing their gratitude for the excellent care by making a donation.
On these pages you will find more information about how you can help. If you have specific questions, you may always contact the Communication Department of UZ Brussel informally by calling numbers +32 (0)2 477 80 80 or +32 (0)2 477 80 82.
Some telling figures
• More than 27,000 patients treated in hospital
• About 20,000 patients treated in day-care
• About 316,000 consultations
• Roughly 2,200 deliveries
• More than 80,000 patients treated in the Emergency Ward
• About 20,000 surgical procedures