Renovation works Brussels IVF nursing unit and Andrology reception desk

To increase the comfort and privacy of its patients, Brussels IVF is renovating its nursing unit (VP03) and the reception desk at our Andrology Lab. The end of construction works is scheduled for the end of April 2024.

The preparation for every intervention where an admission is needed (follicle puncture, surgery, …) and follow-up care will temporarily be carried out in another nursing unit at UZ Brussel.

As part of these renovation works the reception desk of our Andrology Laboratory and its associated rooms to collect the sample,are temporarily located on the second floor of Brussels IVF (route 980).

We will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience caused by the renovation activities and rely on your flexibility and understanding during this period.

Practical instructions

Presence of your partner in the nursing ward:

During your treatment, we guarantee the same quality of care but you might experience a reduced level of comfort due to the temporary location with limited space.
For the same reason, your partner or companion can not be present during your stay.

Registration and enrolment for your intervention

The registration procedure remains unchanged:

  • during the week: registration desk in the entrance hall of the Children’s Hospital
  • during the weekend or on public holidays: registration desk at the main entrance

During the renovation works, the Brussels IVF enrolment desk on the first floor is located at counter 1 at the registration desk in the entrance hall of the Children’s Hospital.

FAQ

Why renovate the Brussels VIF nursing unit?
The renovation will make your stay in our centre much more pleasant. We will improve your comfort with special attention to the intimacy of a fertility treatment.

Will I be able to continue my treatment?
Yes, all treatments will proceed. The renovation works will have no impact on waiting times and scheduling, nor on the quality of your treatment.

Is my partner allowed to be present at my appointment?
Your partner’s presence remains unchanged. Only for interventions that require an admission (for the day), the partner cannot be present at the temporary nursing unit during the intervention. This measure is unfortunately necessary for logistical reasons. No exceptions can be granted.

During consultations, counselling and an embryo transfer, your partner will always be present.
During the renovation works, inseminations will take place in a room at the Brussels IVF operating theatre where your partner can be present as well.

Where will my procedure or oocyte retrieval take place?
All fertility treatments and procedures will as usual take place at Brussels IVF; in the rooms provided for these activities and with our trained staff. Only the preparation and aftercare (which normally take place in our nursing unit (VP03)) will be distributed among various nursing units in the hospital. However, you will be taken care of and monitored by the Brussels IVF team at this alternative location.

At which nursing unit do I present myself for admission before the intervention?
The Brussels IVF nursing unit (VP03) will not be accessible at its current location during the renovation works till the end of April 2024. The nursing unit, with Brussels IVF staff, is temporarily accommodated at another location at UZ Brussel. You will be given the exact information when you register at the registration desk.

Where do I register for an appointment? Which hospital entrance is the most efficient? ?
The registration procedure remains unchanged for all appointments:

  • during the week: registration desk at the children’s hospital
  • during the weekend or on public holidays: registration desk at the main entrance

You register at the kiosk or registration desk and are given the appropriate information about your appointment and/or admission.
The Brussels IVF enrollment desk on the first floor is located at counter 1 in the entrance hall of the Children’s Hospital during the renovation works.

I have to give a sperm sample. What should I do?
Collecting a sperm sample will take place at a temporary location (via route 980).
You register at the registration desk at the entrance of the hospital and proceed to the Brussels IVF enrollment desk at counter 1 in the entrance hall of the Children’s Hospital. There you will receive a ticket number.
You will then proceed to the waiting room on the second floor (route 980). When your number appears on the screen, you can reach the Andrology Lab reception desk by following the temporary signalisation.

Next to the temporary reception desk, separate spaces have been temporarily equipped to produce the sperm sample.

If you are waiting for your partner who underwent an oocyte retrieval, you can do so in the visitor cafeteria (route 899) or coffee corner (route 990) until your partner is allowed to leave and can be picked up.

I am a partner/companion. Where can I go during the admission?
Due to logistical reasons, unfortunately you cannot wait in the nursing unit during the procedure as usual. You can instead use the visitors’ cafeteria (route 899) or coffee corner (route 990) to wait until when the patient is allowed to leave and can be collected at the nursing unit of admission.

When can I leave after my oocyte retrieval?
After an oocyte retrieval under local anaesthetic, the patient is usually allowed to leave the hospital 2 hours after the procedure upon doctor’s consent, if accompanied. You may then join your partner or companion at the entrance doors of the temporary nursing unit (route 370).

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UPDATE 2703/2024: Renovation works Brussels IVF

The end of the renovation works is scheduled for the end of April 2024.

To increase the comfort and privacy of its patients, Brussels IVF is renovating its nursing unit (VP03) and the reception desk area at our Andrology Lab.
As part of these renovation works the reception desk of our Andrology Laboratory and its associated rooms to collect a sperm sample, are temporarily located on the second floor of Brussels IVF (via route 980).

During your treatment, we guarantee the same quality of care but you might experience a reduced level of comfort due to the temporary location with limited space.
We will make every effort to minimise any inconvenience.

Consult the practical guidelines and the FAQ on the renovation works.