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Measures coronavirus

You will find information about our measures against the coronavirus on this page. The information will help you prepare your visit to the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (WKZ).

Curfew 21:00 PM - 4:30 AM

Due to the curfew, the following measures will apply from Saturday 23 January.

Visitors policy child healthcare & neonatology

  • Parents of children who are admitted to the WKZ are allowed to visit 24 hours a day. Parents who visit between 9:00 PM and 4:30 AM are required to carry their own curfew statement.

Visitors policy maternity and pregnancy ward

  • Visitors can visit WKZ until 8 PM
  • If there is a medical urgency, relatives of patients may also come to the hospital after 8 PM. For example, in the event of an emergency admission or if the patient's situation deteriorates. Family members will then be called about this.

Evening outpatient clinic

  • The evening outpatient clinic will remain open. Do you or does your child have an appointment at the evening outpatient clinic ? Then bring the appointment letter (digital or printed) and your own curfew statement, so that you can show it when requested.

Preparing your visit to WKZ uitklapper, klik om te openen

Answer the corona questions

Do you have an appointment in WKZ or want to visit a patient, and do you answer one or more questions with 'YES'? Please contact the outpatient clinic or nursing department before your appointment.

  • Have you recently been tested positive for coronavirus?
  • Do you have symptoms that  are similar to symptoms of coronavirus?
  • For the past 14 days, have you been abroad in an area where code orange or red applies?
  • For the past 14 days, have you been in touch with someone that has coronavirus.

Face mask in WKZ

We ask everyone from 13 years and older to bring a 'non-medical' face mask. Wear your mask at the entrance and in all of our public spaces, such as the hallway and waiting areas. Did you not bring your own face mask? Then you'll get a 'non-medical' face mask at the entrance of our hospital. You do not need to wear a face mask when you are admitted to the hospital. 

Our employees and students also wear a face mask or face shield in all of our public spaces. When taking care of patients within 1.5 meters, employees always wear a medical face mask and/or a face shield. Protection may be taken off when there is 1,5 meters distance.

Visit WKZ safely

For you and our employees, we ensure that WKZ is as safe as possible. We try doing this with the following measures:

  • Care for patients with (suspicion of) coronavirus is separated from other patients;
  • We ask everyone from 13 years and older to wear a non-medical face mask in our hospital;
  • Your appointment is in the hospital, or online or by phone if this is possible;
  • Visits and escorts are limited; and
  • We apply to the hygiene measures and 1,5 meter distance.

Urgent care continues uitklapper, klik om te openen

Your health is very important. Do you need emergency care or is your situation getting worse? Please contact your general practitioner or the treating physician. When necessary, you are being referred to the hospital. You do not burden the healthcare.

Your appointment with WKZ uitklapper, klik om te openen

You can have an appointment in the following ways:

  • by phone
  • by video 
  • in WKZ, when it is necessary that a doctor sees you/your child in the hospital

Your treating physician decides together with you what is safe in your situation.

Escort to outpatient clinic uitklapper, klik om te openen

Child care

Appointment outpatient clinic or day treatment: a maximum of 1 companion or parent is allowed, unless the outpatient clinic has indicated otherwise. This also applies to an appointment at radiology.

  • Siblings are not allowed to go to the outpatient clinic or day treatment. 

OR and recovery room: a maximum of 1 parent or companion is allowed.

WKZ Birth center (geboortecentrum)

Obstetrics outpatient clinic:

  • For the first ultrasound and 20-week ultrasound only, you may bring someone. 
  • You cannot bring someone to any other ultrasound.
  • Extra check-ups are done by video consultation as much as possible. 

Maternity care at home:

  • We will visit you twice, unless otherwise agreed by telephone. 
  • We will keep in touch with you and the maternity nurse by phone.

Following consult from a distance

Someone can listen in
Your companion can listen in during your consult with the physician. Give the phone number to the physician and he will call in your companion.

Record conversation
You can also (sound) record the conversation in the consultation room. Making a video is not allowed. 

Visitors policy uitklapper, klik om te openen

Child care

  • Patients can receive two adult visitors every 24 hours. 
  • In addition, siblings are welcome as long as they do not have any flu-like symptoms.
  • Parents are welcome to visit 24 hours a day. Parents who visit between 9:00 PM and 4:30 AM are required to carry their own curfew statement.

WKZ birth center (geboortecentrum)

  • Delivery room, maternity ward & pregnancy ward: patients can receive one adult visitor per day. Visitors can visit until 8 PM.
    • If there is a medical urgency, relatives of patients may also come to the hospital after 8 PM. For example, in the event of an emergency admission or if the patient's situation deteriorates. Family members will then be called about this.
  • Neonatology: patients can receive two adult visitors per day.
  • In addition, siblings are welcome as long as they do not have any flu-like symptoms.

Can your visit not wait due to the patient's situation? Please contact the team lead of the department. 

Do you have any questions? uitklapper, klik om te openen

Frequently asked questions children/parents

General questions

Your medical situation

  • Are you concerned about your (child's) medical condition? Please call the outpatient clinic.

Your visit to WKZ and the coronavirus