Being admitted to Bronovo? Because admission is a worrying event in itself, we will welcome you and provide you with guidance.
Upon admission the nurse will welcome you and make sure you know your way around the ward. During the course of the day, the hotel service employee will visit you and provide you with details about the facilities available to you during your admission.
Date for admission
Patients are normally informed about the date for their admission or operation directly by the Outpatients’ Department, or by telephone from the Bureau Opname (Admissions Office).
If you have been asked to fast before being admitted or if you are having treatment as a day patient, you can contact the Bureau Opname (Admissions Office) between 14.00 -16.00 hours one weekday before being admitted to find out what time you are expected and on which ward. You can also contact the Bureau Opname (Admissions Office) for general questions about your stay in hospital. Telephone lines are open from Monday to Friday from 08.00 – 12.30 hours and from 13.30 - 16.30 hours on 088 979 46 82.
Day of admission
You should report to the Central Hall at the arranged time by the sign "Opname" (Admissions). You will be greeted by a member of the UVV (Voluntary Organisation) who will take you to your ward.
On the day of your admission, an intake interview takes place in which you will be asked questions that could be important for the hospital. For instance, whether you take medicines, follow a diet, are allergic to something, etc. You may already have had this interview in the Anaesthesiology Pre-operative outpatients' clinic.
What to bring with you
- Your appointment card, insurance documents and identity documentation (I.D.)
- All the medication you use in its original packaging. Any medication you require during your stay will be provided by the hospital pharmacy. This may have a different shape or colour than you are used to but the effect will be the same.
- Your dietary instructions.
- Toiletries (not including towels and facecloths), nightwear, underwear, slippers, dressing gown, books, magazines, reading glasses, a hand mirror and small change if required.
- If you are diabetic, please bring along your own measuring apparatus and insulin, even if you do not want to - or are unable to - carry out measurements or inject yourself during your stay in hospital.
What to leave at home
- Jewellery and large amounts of cash are better left at home. The hospital is not liable for theft, loss or damage to your personal belongings.
- We recommend that you leave any tight Jewellery such as rings and bracelets at home or take them off and put them safely in your lockable wardrobe before an operation. This is necessary since these could obstruct blood flow during anaesthesia and thus have to be cut off. The hospital is not liable for damage caused or repairs.
Prior to the operation: the preoperative examination
A preoperative examination takes place prior to the operation. This involves a visit to the Preoperative Outpatients' clinic on the 3rd floor. In the clinic you will talk to an anaesthesiologist in order to determine which form of anaesthesia is best suited to you. He will also examine your state of health and you will receive instructions for optimising preparations for the operation or examination.
Please identify a contact person whom we may contact if the need arises (family, friends etc.). Remember to let ward staff know on the day of admission the name, address and phone number of the designated contact person.
Please inform the specialist in charge of your treatment and/or the nurse if you have a written testament or if your name is on the Donor Register. We also ask that you inform your personal contact about this.
Good to know
- Room layout
The wards have several single, double, three-person and four-person rooms with lockable wardrobes for each patient. These wardrobes can be locked by inserting a two Euro coin in the slot. When you open the wardrobe, you get your coin back and you must reinsert the coin to lock it again.
The layout of the rooms depends on the type of care you require. The difference in rooms does not affect the quality of the care nor the treatment that you receive but is simply a question of how many people share one room.
- Mixed wards
Men and women are sometimes cared for on a mixed ward in Bronovo Hospital. The advantage of mixed wards is that more efficient use can be made of the available beds, which can help to reduce waiting lists. If you have any objections to being nursed on a mixed ward, please inform the Bureau Opname (Admissions Office) so that we can take this into consideration.
- Comfort Service
Bronovo believes personal attention is as important as medical attention. This view is reflected not only in our standard care, but also in our 'extras', which you are free to select. Comfort Service, the collective name for paid services, comprises the extras that make your hospital stay and homecoming more enjoyable.
Do you want to cheer someone up by sending them flowers? This is, of course, possible. See the flowers at the Bronovo webshop.
Please note: flowers are not permitted on Intensive Care.