Your stay

On arrival
You report at the agreed time at the nursing department desk.

Admission Interview
If you did not have an intake interview at the Anaesthetics Outpatient Clinic, an admissions interview will take place at the nursing department. During the admission interview at the nursing department, both a nurse and the ward doctor (specialists or assistant-physician) will enquire after your general health and previous admissions, if any. This information will be included in your personal file. With this file, the nurses and the doctors keep each other informed of your situation and needs. Your details are confidential.

You will be asked for a:

  • Contact person;
    The ward would like to know who your two contact persons are and on which telephone numbers they can be reached. Your first contact person is the person with whom the hospital communicates about your situation and treatment. Conversely, this person can call the ward at agreed times for information, and that way keep your family and friends up-to-date. In view of your privacy, information is only provided to your first contact person.
  • Medication;
    For the specialists and nurses it is important to know what medication you take. For that reason, please bring a list of all medication you take; you can have your own pharmacy print it. In addition, bring your own medication in the original packaging. This also includes medication you bought at the pharmacy yourself. 
  • Over-sensitivity;
    If you are over-sensitive to certain nutrition, medication, iodine or other substances, report this as quickly as possible.
  • Diet
    If you follow a certain diet, please bring these guidelines with you and discuss them with your specialist and nurse. If necessary, a dietician will be consulted.

On the Jewish wing
At the Upstairs Clinic and the Downstairs Clinic are Jewish wings located. Non-Jewish patients are also admitted here. On admission, the Jewish affairs staff members will give you information in a personal talk about the Jewish customs as they are observed on the ward. Your treatment and care are of course always paramount. More information on the Jewish ward and the Jewish customs can be found on the page Jewish identity.

The room
There are various types of rooms on the ward and the number of beds may vary from one to four. As a rule, you share a room with one or more patients. This means that you and your room mates may experience hinder from each other's treatment, care and visitors. Place take the need for rest and privacy of your fellow patients into account.
You will be provided with storage space for your personal items. A toilet and shower are available in an adjacent space.

The nutrition assistant will come by for breakfast and lunch with the breakfast trolley. You can, at that moment, choose your breakfast and lunch yourself from a large selection, so long as it conforms to your dietary needs.

For dinner, you may choose from a number of hot meals. The nutrition assistant passes out a form. On the choice of menu form you indicate what you would like to eat that same night as hot meal.  The nutrition assistant will help you, if necessary, to complete it. The nutrition is tuned to your diet, if applicable. Patients who were admitted after 1 p.m. will receive sandwiches on their first night at the hospital.

The nutrition assistant will come by during the day with coffee and tea. In the morning you can have her peel or press your own fruit.

On the Jewish wings kosher food is served. The breakfast trolley is used here as well, but with an assortment suitable for Judaism. The Jewish affairs staff members will inform you about this.

In view of the strict legal rules governing hygiene for the health care sector, we kindly request that you: 

  • bring (have someone bring) as few perishable foodstuffs as possible; 
  • consume foodstuffs that must be kept cool, within two hours (this applies both to foodstuffs of the hospital as to those brought from home).

The hospital is not liable for foodstuffs brought along.