The mission of the Institut Bordet Department of Nursing is to provide comprehensive care for patients affected by cancer and to deliver high-quality, adapted and personalised nursing care as part of a multidisciplinary team. The Department also seeks to promote the skills, motivation and empowerment of its nursing staff and carers.
Nursing care is delivered according to a model based on comprehensive care of the patient and their relatives. It relies on an individual care plan for each patient which is recorded in the “nursing file” in the patient’s records.
Nursing care is delivered with constant concern for the physical, psychological and social well-being of the patient and their relatives. It promotes the continued independence of individuals and, insofar as their state of health allows, their socioprofessional and domestic reintegration.
Nurses are present in all departments of the Institut Bordet. They have developed specific skills to respond to the particular needs of patients.
The Department of Nursing is essentially composed of graduate nurses (male and female), specialising in oncology.
A large number of nurses also have additional training offering specific skills to certain patients: stomatherapy, wound care, aesthetic treatments, ergomotricity, podology, enteral and paraenteral nutrition, oncogeriatrics, ICCN (Intensive and Critical Care Nursing), smoking cessation, palliative care, etc.
The teams operate in a multidisciplinary spirit. They are managed by senior nurses trained in team management (for example, via a master’s degree in public health).
Thanks to the support of the National Cancer Plan, the Institut Bordet has put in place a team of cancer care nurse coordinators (ICSOs). The ICSOs are all nursing care graduates specialising in oncology and trained in health communication and coaching.
Providing a vital link for the patient, the ICSO is present throughout the care path, from diagnostic consultation to post-treatment follow-up.
The ICSO is available to answer questions from patients and their families. They are the point of contact between the patient and the different specialist doctors and other care professionals both inside and outside the Institut during the different phases of treatment. The ICSO helps guide the patient, supports them, keeps them informed and ensures that they have a good understanding of the information they are given.
Patients with less traditional training can also give patients the benefit of their knowledge in areas such as sociology, clinical medical anthropology, hypnosis, relaxation and massage methods, aromatherapy, reiki, yoga, psychotherapy, sexology, musicology, etc.
For many years, the Institut Bordet Department of Nursing has maintained close ties with nurse training establishments in Belgium and abroad.
Each year, the Department welcomes hundreds of students training for a degree in nursing or specialising in cancer care.
Our foreign students come mainly from France but also from Quebec, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
Their teachers recognise the quality of welcome and supervision provided to students by the Department of Nursing by entrusting their students to us.
The Department of Nursing has a staff of around 365.
It is subdivided into 3 “sub-departments”:
- medical-technical section
- “other” specialist units.
- Director of the Department of Nursing
- Director Assistant of the Department of Nursing
- Carine Goossens
- Carine Goossens
- Senior Departmental Nurse (Hospitalisation, secretaries and logistical assistants of the Nursing Department)
- Anne Marcovitch
- Anne Marcovitch
- Senior Departmental Nurse, Medico-Technical managers
- Carine Goossens, (QOP- imagery/scanner/RMN- Radiotherapy- Nuclear Medicine - Endoscopy)
- Anne Marcovitch, (consultations/samples)
- Supportive department
- C. Devleeshouwer (Nurse Head of Department and Head of Hospital Hygiene) – Sterilization team leader
- Jacqueline Louis, Nurse Head of service : DIRHM – Hospital hygiene on construction sites
- Patrick Crombez, Nursing Research and Development
- Nathalie Haenecour and Olivia Hollertt (ICANE : Nurses in charge of welcoming new employees + students + interim)
- Secretariat : Kathy Van Hecke and Valérie Dupont
- Christian Rousseau, Ombeline Bauvin, Pascal Delhalle and Jacqueline Louis (DPI : Computerized patient record)
- Ana Munoz and Fabienne Toby (Reservation of beds)
- Head nurses (Hospitalisation)
- 1st floor = B1 : oncological medicine/hematology: Christian Ntwari
- 2nd floor = B2 : oncogeriatry: John Langenaeken
- 2nd floor = UASS (Acute Unit of Supportive Care): Myriam Obiols
- 3th floor = B3: oncohematology : Patrick Crombez
- 4th floor = B4: oncological medicine : Maud Caudron
- 5th floor : ASTI: Vanessa Pinto Felicia
- 5th floor = RESI (Intensive cares): Joke Vandenschrick
- 6th floor = B6: Fabienne Van Ginderachter
- 7th floor = B7: Felicia Coelho Arlinda Cristina
- 8th floor = B8: Day hospital – chemotherapy : Allal Hayet
- Head nurses (Medico-technic)
- Operating room : Marta Nicolas
- Radiotherapy : Monica Somoano
- Medical Imaging : Lionel Gantois
- Nuclear Medicine : Sara Coelho Sousa
- Endoscopy : Christiane Wyns
- Sampling centre – Lasertherapy – Functional Respiratory tests : Martine Vandenhoucke
- Head nurses/Responsables of "other unites"
- ICSO team : Sophie Delaunois
- Cytapherese : Patrick Crombez
- Nutrition and Tabacology : Sophie Delaunois
- Mobile team of Logistics and medical secretaries of the nursing department: Anne Marcovitch
- Mobile unit: Carine Goossens
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