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St-Elisabeth site - Uccle
02-614 20 00
St-Michel site - Etterbeek
02-614 30 00
Bella Vita Medical Center
02-614 42 00

U45 (rehabilitation, orthopaedics)

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PRESENTATION OF THE UNIT

The Department of Rehabilitation (orthopaedic and neurological) and Orthopaedics; contains 28 beds: 20 rehabilitation beds and 8 orthopaedic beds.

Rehabilitation: receives patients presenting with acute functional motor problems after their stay in orthopaedics (traumatology, total hip arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty, etc.) or in neurology (stroke, Guillain-Barré syndrome, PNP post-ICU).  Medically, the patients are stable and capable of withstanding optimal rehabilitation. 

Orthopaedics: primarily receives patients with problems involving the bones, joints, tendons and muscles which govern movement (accidents, disease, malformation and infection).

TREATMENT

Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the person in charge that day who will settle you in your room. The care the patient receives is individualised and optimised in an environment which the staff ensures is motivating, warm and friendly. 

For each new patient admitted to the neurological rehabilitation programme, we organise a family meeting right from the start of treatment. The purpose of this meeting is to explain to the patient and his/her family the multidisciplinary treatment he is going to receive in addition to nursing care (physiotherapist, speech therapist, social worker and, if necessary, psychologist and neuropsychologist), but also how they will be informed of his/her progress and how to contact the multidisciplinary care team.

YOUR ROOM

Each room is equipped with a radio and a flat screen television (with a DVD player) with a remote control on the night stand as well as an electric bed with remote control.  A rollator will also be provided for you, if necessary (to be returned on discharge). The bathroom is equipped with a shower and toilet with built-in grab bars adapted for patients with hip prostheses.

MEAL ORGANISATION

Breakfast: 8.15 am
Lunch: 12.00 pm
Dinner: 5.00 pm
A preference sheet will be given to you as you arrive.
You can always request a visit from the dietician during your stay.

SERVICES AND LEISURe

TELEPHONE AND INTERNEt

Each room features a phone and an internet connection.  You will receive your personal code upon your admission (telephone). Don’t hesitate to ask for your Internet access code at the admissions service. After working hours, please do not hesitate to contact the reception desk.

READING

On Thursdays, Red Cross volunteers make their rounds with reading material, which they lend for free.

At 2.00 pm on Mondays and Fridays, volunteers hand out coffee.

MAIL

Mail is delivered every morning in the rooms. For women: please remember to ask your correspondent to include your maiden name.
You may deposit your mail in the letter box of the reception area. This is also where you can buy stamps.

RELAXATION AREa

In the unit, there is a relaxation area featuring a television set where you can entertain visitors. 
Please note that smoking is prohibited in the hospital.

HAIRDRESSER - PEDICURe

At your request, the nurse in charge of your unit can contact a hairdresser and/or pedicure.

YOUR DISCHARGE

Patients are discharged before noon. You will be informed fairly early of your discharge date so that you can better organise yourself. If needed, the social worker will assist you.  You will leave the hospital with two copies of your discharge letter, one for you and the other for your general practitioner. You will also leave with prescriptions for the pharmacy, the nurses caring for you and the physiotherapist.  Orthopaedic patients will also be given a document with a radiology appointment and a surgical appointment.