Intensive Care (nursing department)


The intensive care nursing department is a specialised ward where patients are monitored and treated with the latest technological aids, under the constant attention of specialised doctors and nurses.

Which patients are admitted here?

Critical patients who require increased attention and monitoring are admitted here, such as in the event of a serious illness (e.g. heart attack, stomach bleeding, infection, etc.), a surgical procedure (involving the stomach or intestines, blood vessels, brain or chest) or an accident with serious injuries (e.g. fractured skull, internal bleeding, etc.)

Where is the ICU?

First floor - route 72

Visiting policy

In view of the seriousness of the illness and the continuous observation of the patient, the department is forced to limit visits to patients to twice a day. To make sure visits go well, the following guidelines are in place:

General visit

Please wait in the waiting room until the nurse comes to get you. Two visitors may stay with the patient at the same time. If several visitors are present, you will have to take turns. For all patients in intensive care, rest is important for their recovery. So make your visit short and refrain from making too much noise.

Deviations and extensions of visiting hours are always possible after consultation with the nursing team and the physician in charge.

Please respect visiting hours and leave the department at your own initiative once visiting time is over.

It is best to leave the patient's personal equipment at home, with the exception of a toilet bag, a shaver, dentures, slippers and possibly a dressing gown if the patient can sit on the sofa.

Children visiting

For a long time, we believed that we should not confront young children with the patients in intensive care. We have slowly changed our mind about this.

When the children are properly prepared mentally and get the necessary guidance, they too can come to intensive care. In order to prepare children efficiently, we always organise the children's visit in consultation with the family, the nursing team and the doctor in charge.

Prior to the child’s visit we can advise parents how to prepare their child for the visit. The nurses on the ward are trained for this. In case of special questions, the child psychologist is also available for advice. In addition, the department has a book that young children can borrow to get to know the intensive care unit in a fun and playful way.

Visiting hours

To ensure the necessary peace and quiet, short visits by a maximum of two people (over 12 years of age) are allowed at fixed times:

  • For non-Covid patients:
    • 2 visits possible: 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. and 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 2 persons allowed per patient per visit
    • Regular visitors not required
  • For Covid patients:
    • 1 visit at the time of your choice: 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. or 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Maximum 2 persons per visit
    • Regular visitors not required
    • Please make sure to use the correct protective measures (FFP 2 mask + protective gowns + hand hygiene)

After consultation with the attending physician and head nurse and with proper preparation, the patient's own children may exceptionally be admitted.

For hygienic reasons, flowers, plants, gifts and food are not allowed in the Intensive Care Unit.

Consult the brochure here.

Verschatse Ilse

Head nurse

Ilse Verschatse

Last modified on 27 November 2023

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