Belgium

Hospital

NAMUR

Hospital
CHRN
Head of unit-medical

Elisabeth Henrion
Tel.: +32 (0)81 72 61 11

Address
Avenue Albert 1er, 185, B-5000 Namur
Unit
NICU

Brussels

Hospital
Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola
Head of unit-medical

Dominique Biarent
Tel.: +32 2 477 3103

Number of beds
15
Level of care
3 and 2
Specialties

Paediatrics - surgical and medical, 
neonatal digestive and cardiac surgery

Address
AV JJ Crocq 15, 1020 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

 

Research programmes

Weaning of analgesia, TRIPICU, STAR, SPIPES

Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Brussels

Hospital
AZ-VUB
Head of unit-medical

Said H. Idrissi
Tel.: +32 2 477 51 77

Number of beds
6
Level of care
High care
Specialties

Infectious diseases (sepsis/shock), traumatology, neuro-surgery, complicated abdominal and urological surgery, diaphragmatic pacing, complicated ventilatory situations

Address
Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

Dirk Danschutter, RN, CCRN
Tel.: +32 2 477 51 72

Research programmes

Medical: interactive ventilation
             diaphragmatic pacing
             protein C administration
 Nursing: humidification of airways ventilation
             role of parents in PICU
             spaliation

Unit
PICU 12

Brussels

Hospital
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Head of unit-medical

Prof. Stephan Clement de Clety
Tel.: +32 2 764 2705 or 2723

Number of beds
10
Level of care
3
Specialties

Liver transplantation, Fulminat hepatic failure, Cardiac surgery

Address
Avenue Hippocrate 10, B 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

Catherine Rompteau
Tel.: +32 2 764 2723 or 2731

Research programmes

Transfusion requirements in PICU (TRIPICU): 
 a randomized control trial
 Investigation of the efficacy of Drotecogin alpha
 in pediatric sepsis

Unit
PICU

Gent

Hospital
Ghent University Hospital
Head of unit-medical

Annick de Jaeger
Tel.: +32 9 240 2756

Number of beds
6 PICU, 9 PIMCU
Level of care
3
Specialties

All paediatric subspecialties

Address
De pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

Hilde Martens
Dries Neyrinck

Research programmes

Trauma care, hemodynamic monitoring, 
 Liver function monitoring, catheter-related sepsis,
 family needs in IC, 
 participation in multicentric research (TRIPICU, 
 STAR eo) and industry sponsored research (aPC, 
 micafungin)

Unit
PICU/PIMCU

Leuven

Hospital
University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven
Head of unit-medical

Dr. Dirk Vlasselaers & Dr. Lars Desmet
Tel.: +32 16 344 021

Number of beds
10
Level of care
3
Specialties

Congenital heart disease and surgery
 ECMO and ventricular assist devices
 transplantation: heart, lung, liver, intestine, kidney
 major surgery: spine, neuro, thoracic

Address
Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

Jan Vermeyen
Tel.: +32 16 348 770

Research programmes

Fundamental and clinical research in endocrinology
 and metabolism in the critically ill child
 Inflammation and cardiac surgery

Unit
Intensive Care Department, PICU

Leuven

Hospital
University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven
Head of unit-medical

Hugo Devlieger
Tel.: +32 16 343 211

Number of beds
35
Level of care
20 beds NICU, 15 beds Post-NICU
Specialties

Post-foetal surgery, neonatal surgery, ECMO

Address
Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

Helga Philips
Tel.: +32 16 343 210

Research programmes

Medical: NIRO of the brain in VLBW and asphyxiated
             infants, Endocrine substitution,
             Pharmacology of pain therapy
             Nosocomial infection
 Nursing:  NIDCAP

Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

ANTWERP

Hospital
University Hospital Antwerp
Head of unit-medical

ELIM Duval
Tel: +32 3 821 38 95

Number of beds
9
Specialties

Paediatrics - surgical and medical

Address
Wilrijkstraat 10, Edegem 2650 Belgium
Head of unit-nursing

W. van Roy
Tel: + 32 821 48 60

Unit
PICU