Coronavirus Update (18th of March): all non-urgent appointments, admissions, examinations and operations postponed as of 16 March
At the request of the authorities, and as of Monday 16 March, UZ Brussel is postponing all non-urgent appointments, admissions, examinations and operations. The patients concerned will be contacted personally. The hospital is also taking a number of other measures. For instance, all visits are banned, with a few exceptions. To prevent infection as effectively as possible, the Belgian authorities’ guidelines will be applied strictly. UZ Brussel is monitoring the situation constantly. It goes without saying that we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. What is important is that all measures are being and will be taken to protect our patients – who are often more vulnerable than most people – , their family, friends, visitors, carers, and indeed everyone, as much as possible.
- Will appointments, admissions, examinations and operations continue at UZ Brussel?
- Is it possible to visit patients at UZ Brussel?
- Can patients be accompanied?
- I live abroad. Can I be treated at UZ Brussel?
At the request of the authorities, and as of Monday 16 March, UZ Brussel is postponing all non-urgent appointments, admissions, examinations and operations. The patients concerned will be contacted personally.
All urgent and necessary appointments, admissions, examinations and operations will take place. All vital ongoing treatments (e.g. chemotherapy, dialysis, etc.) or necessary daily rehabilitation will continue.
As of Saturday 14 March, all visiting is banned, with the exception of the following:
- One or both parents (or equivalents) of hospitalised newborns and children under 18
- Close relatives of people in a critical condition or in the end-of-life period
- Partners may visit the maternity wards
If you are ill yourself, you may not visit the hospital.
Now that, with a number of exceptions, visits are no longer permitted, checks have been set up at all entrances to the hospital. The internal doors between the outpatient and hospitalisation building and the KidZ Health Castle have also been closed.
To protect the patients and staff against coronavirus, UZ Brussel has limited the cases in which patients may be accompanied: only 1 person may accompany a patient to necessary appointments and examinations. The accompanying person must be over 18 and not ill.
Patients coming to the hospital for a planned admission may be accompanied by one person (aged over 18 and in good health) to the admissions office. The accompanying person may not enter the wards. A member of staff will assist you.
At the emergency department, children may be accompanied by 1 (support) person, on condition this person is aged over 18 and is not ill. Adult patients may not be accompanied at the emergency department.
In accordance with Belgian government measures, UZ Brussel is not accepting new patients from abroad. Only people who reside officially in Belgium can be treated.