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Information regarding coronavirusour care in times of coronavirus

It is and remains important that everyone adheres to the coronavirus measures strictly. At OLVG, we are implementing various measures to make your visit to our hospital as safe and pleasant as possible. The following is the most important information regarding your appointment, admission or visit. We hope that this information helps you prepare for your visit to OLVG. 

Your appointment

Only visit the hospital if it is absolutely necessary. Consultations will be held over the phone or by video call as much as possible. You will only visit the hospital when it is absolutely necessary. The in-person appointments are staggered to keep it from getting too busy at OLVG.

Come alone and not too early

To prevent infection as much as possible, it is important that there are no more people in the hospital than necessary. To that end, we urge you to come to your appointment alone. In addition, please do not come too early - no more than 15 minutes before your appointment. If you arrive at OLVG earlier than expected, please wait outside the hospital.

Screening in advance and on the day itself

All patients with a MijnOLVG account visiting the outpatient clinic, treatment room or physiology department will receive a digital questionnaire concerning their health 72 hours before their appointment. If your answers indicate that you have symptoms that could be indicative of coronavirus, your appointment will be postponed (if medically feasible) for around 14 days. On the day of your appointment, our staff will ask you several questions about your health upon your arrival at OLVG. If you unexpectedly have any symptoms that could be indicative of coronavirus, we will issue you a face mask which you must wear for the duration of your visit to OLVG. Visitors with symptoms will not be allowed to enter the hospital. 

Wear a non-medical face mask

Everyone aged 13 or over has to wear a non-medical face mask in our hospital.

Hygiene and social distancing

To limit the spread of the virus at OLVG as much as possible, the waiting rooms and other public areas have been reorganised to accommodate the 1.5-metre social distancing rules. For example, we have set out walking routes to allow employees, patients and visitors to keep sufficient distance from each other. We also have perspex barriers at the outpatient desks, and everyone is asked to disinfect their hands upon entering the building.

Your admission

Receiving visitors

We have changed our visitation policy to reduce the risk of further spread of the virus and to avoid exposing our patients to unnecessary risks. We understand that this decision will have a major impact on patients and family members, and we thank you for your cooperation with these far-reaching measures. In the nursing wards: a maximum of 1 visitor per 24 hours during visiting hours (15:30 - 20:00). The visit is limited 1 hour. Visitors with symptoms that could be indicative of coronavirus will not be allowed to enter our hospital.

Wear a non-medical face mask

Everyone aged 13 or over has to wear a non-medical face mask in our hospital.

Hygiene and social distancing

To limit the spread of the virus at OLVG as much as possible, the waiting rooms and other public areas have been reorganised to accommodate the 1.5-metre social distancing rules. For example, we have set out walking routes to allow employees, patients and visitors to keep sufficient distance from each other. We also have perspex barriers at the outpatient desks, and everyone is asked to disinfect their hands upon entering the building.

Visitors

We have changed our visitation policy to reduce the risk of further spread of the virus and to avoid exposing our patients to unnecessary risks. We understand that this decision will have a major impact on patients and family members, and we thank you for your cooperation with these far-reaching measures. In the nursing wards: a maximum of 1 visitor per 24 hours during visiting hours (15:30 - 20:00). The visit is limited 1 hour. Visitors with symptoms that could be indicative of coronavirus will not be allowed to enter our hospital.

Wear a non-medical face mask

Everyone aged 13 or over has to wear a non-medical face mask in our hospital.

Hygiene and social distancing

To limit the spread of the virus at OLVG as much as possible, the waiting rooms and other public areas have been reorganised to accommodate the 1.5-metre social distancing rules. For example, we have set out walking routes to allow employees, patients and visitors to keep sufficient distance from each other. We also have perspex barriers at the outpatient desks, and everyone is asked to disinfect their hands upon entering the building.