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Preparing for a hospital admission

  1. Bring to your admission
  2. Answer questions before admission
  3. Surgery or examination under anesthesia
  4. Arrange aftercare
  5. Moving
  6. Mixed nursing
  7. Medicines
  8. Admission interview
  9. On the nursing ward
  10. Hospital employees

The information on this page will help you prepare as best as possible for your hospital admission.


  • Read our corona rules before your admission

Bring to your admission

  • insurance certificate
  • a valid ID: driver’s license, ID card, passport or foreign document
  • an appointment card (if you have one)
  • an up-to-date overview of your medicines. You can request this from your doctor.

Convenient to take with you

  • your own walker or wheelchair, with your name and address on it
  • comfortable clothes for the day
  • nightwear
  • toiletries
  • comfortable shoes
  • underwear
  • reading glasses, contact lenses
  • tray for dentures
  • book, magazine, game

Surgery or examination under anesthesia

If you have to undergo an operation or examination under anesthesia, we first look at how we can do this safely. We call this a perioperative screening.


In the period before your admission, try to keep moving at your own level as much as possible. Walking short distances or climbing stairs a little more often can help. We know from research that patients who are admitted in a better condition can go home faster and are back to their old level sooner.


  • Do you use medicines? Then take it with you to the hospital in its original packaging. Ask your doctor for an up-to-date medication overview.
  • It is possible that you will receive one or more medication(s) during your admission.
  • Only use your own medicines in consultation with your doctor: certain combinations of medicines can be harmful.
  • You can ask the nurses or doctors about your medicines.
  • Want to know more about your medicines? Then read the package leaflet(s)

Admission interview

A nurse from the department will hold an admission interview with you. During this conversation, let us know:

  • whether you are hypersensitive or allergic to certain substances, foods or medicines
  • whether you are on a diet

On the nursing ward

  • In the department you will receive an identity band on your wrist so that you are always recognizable.
  • The nursing wards have several rooms for two, four or eight people. Apart from the (1st and 2nd) class rooms, there are group bathrooms and toilets.
  • Do not take unnecessary items such as money and jewelry with you.

Daily schedule

Your stay in the hospital is dominated by the examination and treatment of your condition. Here you can read a global breakdown of the day, but this can differ per department.

  • Morning: Around 08:00 you will have your breakfast. If necessary, a nurse will help you with your care and treatment. The nurse will perform various checks, such as taking your temperature and blood pressure.
  • You will receive a hot meal between 12:00 and 13:00.
  • You can have examinations in the morning and afternoon, if necessary.
  • In the morning and in the afternoon you can receive visitors depending on the current COVID-19 measures that are adjusted from time to time.
  • If you are not bedridden you can also go to other places in the hospital such as the garden. Always notify the nurses when you leave the ward.
  • Dinner is served in the ward between 18:00 and 19:00.
  • We strive for peace and quiet in the ward from 22:00. In that case, we ask that you no longer use high-beam lights or television in your room.

Hospital employees

You will meet several employees on a nursing ward

  • A medical specialist is always responsible for your medical treatment. This is your primary care provider. You will hear from the nurse or ward doctor who your primary practitioner is.
  • The ward doctor will visit you from Monday to Friday, together with an intern and a nurse. We call this the doctor’s visit. Think in advance which questions you want to ask the doctor and, if necessary, write them down.