Admission Office

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

In the ICU are patients for several reasons. Some patients have been operated on and know in advance that they will end up. Postoperatively in the ICU These include patients after cardiac surgery, after a (vascular) surgical operation or after a neurosurgical operation.

Patients may also be admitted to the Intensive Care suddenly this can.:
• from home
• through the ward or
• from another hospital because treatment in a University Medical Center is required.

'Intensive Care', often abbreviated to "IC" literally means intensive care. In this department, patients are monitored 24 hours a day and treated by specialist doctors and nurses. This will do everything to make a critical, sometimes help. Seriously ill patients as well as possible life-threatening stage around An IC recording is a serious event occurs and the patient and his family sometimes very unexpected. If a patient is in the ICU, he often is not approachable themselves.

The Intensive Care Unit consists of three units: D3, E3 and F3. Each unit has beds room and beds in single rooms. Each bed is equipped with medical monitoring equipment. This equipment is intended to monitor. Cardiac activity, blood pressure, temperature and other important bodily Drugs are usually administered via a syringe and / or a pump. It may be necessary that the patient is ventilated, the breathing machine takes over the respiration. The IC is also frequently done additional research, such as blood tests and X-ray examination. The ward doctor examines the patient physically. The nursing staff is responsible for the majority of patients several times a day. Furthermore, the patient receives a visit from a physical therapist and possibly a dietician.

Because doctors and nurses day and night in the hall are present, it is the IC busier than in other departments within the hospital. It is therefore inevitable that you will more than make a doctor. In the treatment room physicians, an Intensivist (doctor specializing in Intensive Care) and doctors in training relevant to Intensivist.
In addition, other specialists regularly watch it. Staying your family member or friend (in) a long time in the ICU? Then the aim is that the same doctor bijpraat and supports. The aim is also to take care. Patient as much as possible by the same nurse This nurse is also your first point of contact for questions about the condition of your family member or friend (in).

Phone numbers

Intensive Care Unit D3: 043-387 63 41
Intensive Care Unit E3: 043-387 63 82
Intensive Care Unit F3: 043-387 43 80

We would like to always be able to keep the condition of your family member or friend (in) informed. Therefore, we ask numbers of two fixed contacts. So the information remains central and clear.
Would you like a personal conversation with the ward doctor or nurse? That can be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during visiting hours from 14:00 am to 15 pm.

The fixed contacts to the ICU call for information. 24h In connection with the morning care, we kindly ask you to preferred not to call. Between 07.00 and 10.00 Telephone information we give many as one of the fixed contacts. This person may inform the other family further.

Visiting hours

Visiting hours in the Intensive Care Unit D3 and E3 are:
14.00 to 15.00 and from 19.00 to 20.00.
Weekends and holidays also:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Visiting hours in the Intensive Care Unit F3 are:
14.00 to 14.30 and from 19.00 to 19.30.

Visiting hours at the High Care Unit VHF3 are:

14.00 to 14.30 and from 19.00 to 19.30.

To ensure the rest of the patients, we ask you to come at once. Maximum of two visits Do you want to bring children? Just talk with the nurse. Visiting an ICU patient can make a big impression on a young child. For hygiene reasons, flowers and plants are not allowed in Intensive Care.


During the recording of your family member or friend (in) you may need to talk about the situation with someone. The staff of the Intensive Care Unit are always ready to answer your questions. The nurse can also put you in touch with a member of the Social Work Department or the Spiritual Care Service.