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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 with
  • 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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