Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Ghent, Belgium

Hospital description

Ghent University Hospital is one of the largest and most specialized health care providers in Flanders. It stands out for its optimum clinical patient care.

Patient care, teaching, scientific research and providing services to the population are the main tasks of the hospital. Through the combined action of these tasks and the close-knit cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent university, the hospital is able to provide a wide range of high-quality primary and specialized care, nationally as well as internationally.

Ghent University Hospital is also a centre for scientific research and teaching where doctors and specialist are trained. Researchers work in several departments on new techniques to improve diagnosis, treatment and care.

Annually, about 75.000 patients are admitted and 400.000 outpatients are treated.

Day or night, the UZ Gent guarantees a full-duty service for all kinds of specialized care. A medical intervention team with a doctor and a nurse from the emergency unit is put into action to offer assistance in life-threatening situations.

Besides doctor and dentist training, a number of other academic education programmes are offered such as speech therapy and audiology, biomedical science, physical education and rehabilitation science and physical therapy. The campus also houses a training centre for general practitioners. In addition, nurses, dieticians, speech therapists and physical therapists from various institutions receive their practical training at Ghent University Hospital.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Dutch
Funding Status Public


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