About UZ Brussel
The Dutch-speaking Brussels University Hospital (priviously known as AZ-VUB) opened on 6 June 1977 with a total of 15 beds, an emergancy derpartment, two beds for intensive care and a general ward. On that day, the hospital took in a single patient.
This was the one and only time that there was more staff than patients in the hospital.
UZ Brussels has expanded since then into a top-of-the-range hospital
- 721 beds,
- 3,412 staff members,
- over 28,000 admissions each year,
- and 64,138 patients were treated at the emergency department.
Today, our hospital offers a wide range of healthcare services
of the highest quality
, from general medicine to state-of-the-art specialist care, which are available to all.
By investing continuously in research
, training specialists
and attracting renowned physicians
, UZ Brussel has achieved the record of successful medical treatments
that has made it world-famous.
However, this has not affected our core value:
respect for patients as human beings
, irrespective of origin, language, social status or philosophical convictions, and for their right to self-determination.
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