The Netherlands

Hospital

GRONINGEN

Hospital
Beatrix Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen
Head of unit-medical
Number of beds
20
Specialties

Medical-surgical PICU, cardiothoracic surgery, organ transplantation, burn unit, ECLS

Address
Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen
Head of unit-nursing

Ms. Bernadette Engels
Tel.: +31 503 611 691

AMSTERDAM

Hospital
Emma Children's Hospital
Head of unit-medical

A.P. Bos, MD, PhD
 Tel.: +31 20 566 5769

Number of beds
12 ICU, 6 high care beds
Level of care
1
Specialties

General paediatric intensive care, cardiology,
 cardiosurgery, paediatric surgery, traumatology, 
 neurosurgery

Address
P.O. Box 22 660 1100 DD Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel.: +31 20 566 2754
Head of unit-nursing

T.N.C. Tol
 Tel.: +31 20 566 5769

Research programmes

 Local and systemic inflammation in critically ill
 children, ventilator-lung interactions,
 Protein metabolism in critically ill children
 Steroids in severe RSV infection - STAR trial
 long term outcome in critically ill children

Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit/G8ZW

AMSTERDAM

Hospital
VU University Medical Center
Head of unit-medical
Number of beds
9
Level of care
3
Specialties

All paediatric subspecialties,
 all surgical subspecialties incl.  Traumatology,
 not including cardiothoracic surgery)

Address
P.O. Box 7057 1007 MB Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 20 444 3000
Head of unit-nursing
Unit
PICU 8D, Noord

MAASTRICHT

Hospital
University Hospital Maastricht
Head of unit-medical

Gijs Vos, MD, PhD
 Tel.: +31 43 3875 245

Number of beds
8 (expected 10 beds in 2004)
Level of care
3
Specialties

All specialties except pediatric cardiosurgery

Address
P. Debyelaan 25 PO Box 5800 Maastrich, The Netherlands
Head of unit-nursing

Monique Hanraets
 Tel.: +31 43 3874 222

Research programmes

 Pediatric interhospital intensive care transport
 (www.azm.nl/downloads/pediatrisch-ic-transport)
 Whole body protein metabolism in critically ill children
 Procedural analgo-sedation in children
 Pulmonary inflammatory response and surfactant 
 Metabolism in children with severe respiratory
 distress

Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

NIJMEGEN

Hospital
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Head of unit-medical

Joris Lemson, MD, PhD
 Tel.: +31 (0) 24 361 7273

Number of beds
PICU up to 12, High Care up tp 4
Level of care
1, tertiary ICU
Specialties

All specialties except congenital cardiac surgery

Address
PO box 9101 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Head of unit-nursing

Marcel Rekers
 Tel.: +31 (0) 24 361 9401

Research programmes

Advanced hemodynamic monitoring and physiology in
 neonates, children and adults,
 Innate immune response

Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care and High Care Unit

UTRECHT

Hospital
University Medical Center Utrecht Wilhelmina Children's Hospital
Head of unit-medical

Prof. Dr. Brigitte C.M. Timmers-Raaijmaakers 
 Tel.: +31 288 7554702

Number of beds
14
Level of care
Level 1, tertiary ICU
Specialties

Pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, neurology, surgery,
 heartsurgery, neurosurgery and traumatology

Address
Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht
Head of unit-nursing

John Heijstek, MBA 
 Tel.: +31 627744378

Research programmes

Mechanisms of inflammation
 Clinical epidemiology of respiratory insufficiency

Unit
PICU and NICU