The Nephrology Department at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc welcomes dialysis patients from abroad and offers all types of dialysis currently available.

Being able to travel is an important part of quality of life for dialysis patients. So it is essential they are able to have their dialysis sessions wherever they go. “Just as we are grateful to the hospitals that receive our patients abroad, the Nephrology Department at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc is happy to welcome foreign dialysis patients who are spending time in Belgium.”, Professor Michel Jadoul, head of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc Nephrology Department explains.

The Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc dialysis centres

The Nephrology Department has 36 haemodialysis stations.

Generally, foreign patients are given dialysis at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc itself. However, in certain cases, they may also attend the Waterloo Dialysis Centre or the centre at Gosselies (Cliniques Notre-Dame-de-Grâce).

A specialist, multilingual team

In addition to nurses specially trained in the treatment of dialysis patients, foreign patients will be seen automatically by a nephrologist. If necessary, they may also meet with the dietician and social worker attached to the Nephrology Department.

All members of the medical staff and several members of the nursing team at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc Nephrology Department speak French and English. Some of our staff also speak Dutch, German, Spanish, Arabic and even Mandarin!

Foreign dialysis patients – arranging treatment

To ensure that the Nephrology Department is able to offer the best possible service, patients from EU member countries are requested to send an email to Cathy Nackom (cathy.nackom@uclouvain.be), if possible 2 to 3 weeks in advance, stating their expected arrival date and the estimated length of their stay. They are also asked to provide a scan of their identity card and a copy of their medical record so that the doctors at the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc can familiarise themselves with their case prior to the patient’s arrival.

Patients from outside the EU should contact the International Office.


More information (for the time being only in French) : www.saintluc.be

Our specialist : Professor Michel Jadoul

Head of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc's Nephrology Department
Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

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