The Netherlands

AMSTERDAM

Hospital
Emma Children's Hospital
Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit/G8ZW
Address
P.O. Box 22 660 1100 DD Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel.: +31 20 566 2754
Head of unit-medical

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

Head of unit-nursing

T.N.C. Tol
 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

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

Link to web site

AMSTERDAM

Hospital
VU University Medical Center
Unit
PICU 8D, Noord
Address
P.O. Box 7057 1007 MB Amsterdam The Netherlands Tel: +31 20 444 3000
Head of unit-medical
Head of unit-nursing
Number of beds
9
Level of care
3
Specialties

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

MAASTRICHT

Hospital
University Hospital Maastricht
Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Address
P. Debyelaan 25 PO Box 5800 Maastrich, The Netherlands
Head of unit-medical

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

Head of unit-nursing

Monique Hanraets
 Tel.: +31 43 3874 222

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

All specialties except pediatric cardiosurgery

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

Link to web site

NIJMEGEN

Hospital
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Unit
Pediatric Intensive Care and High Care Unit
Address
PO box 9101 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Head of unit-medical

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

Head of unit-nursing

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

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

Research programmes

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

UTRECHT

UTRECHT
Hospital
University Medical Center Utrecht Wilhelmina Children's Hospital
Unit
PICU
Address
P.O.Box 85090 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Head of unit-medical

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

Head of unit-nursing

John Heijstek, MBA 
 Tel.: +31 627744378

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

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

Research programmes

Mechanisms of inflammation
 Clinical epidemiology of respiratory insufficiency

Link to web site