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Measures coronavirus

Our hospital contains children of frail health. Our patients are vulnerable and our employees indispensable. We take a number of measures to ensure that we can continue to provide care to anyone who needs it. We hope for your understanding and cooperation.

Appointments and treatments Wilhelmina Children's Hospital

Unfortunately, because we will also be admitting patients with the coronavirus, not all scheduled appointments and treatments can continue in the way that you and your child are used to from us. Of course we do provide all urgent care and treatments that cannot be postponed.

Due to the limited space in the waiting room, we ask you to be up to 10 minutes in advance.

Appointment after vacation abroad

Have you or has your child been abroad for the past 10 days in an area where code orange or red applies? Please contact the outpatient clinic before the appointment takes place. See here which areas have code oranje or code red (Dutch). 

Adjusted measures for visitors

To prevent spread of the new coronavirus as much as possible, we adjusted our visitors policy. To Wilhelmina Children's Hospital applies:

  • On the nursing wards, patients can have two visitors per 24 hours. 
  • Pregnant women can bring one companion during an appointment at the outpatient clinic.
  • One supervisor may be present during the delivery.

Visiting after vacation abroad

Have you recently been in an area where code orange or code red applies? Then you need to be home-isolated for 14 days. After these 14 days, you can visit the patient. If your visit is necesssary due to the situation of the patient, please contact the treating physician. 

What can I do to prevent spread?

  • Keep your distance (1,5 m).
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • No shanking hands.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Use disposable tissues.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible (eyes, mouth, nose).
  • Always apply hand hygiene before eating (also for snacks).

Question and answer

Do you have general questions about the coronavirus?

For specific questions about your visit to UMC Utrecht/Wilhelmina Children's Hospital in combination with the coronavirus:

Do you have questions or do you worry about the medical situation of you or your child?