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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.

Our team

The Department of Nursing has a staff of around 350.
It is subdivided into 3 “sub-departments”:

  1. in-patient units
  2. medical-technical section
  3. “other” specialist units.
  • Director of the Department of Nursing
  • Director Assistant of the Department of Nursing
    • Carine Goossens
  • Senior Departmental Nurse (Hospitalisation)
    • Anne Marcovitch
  • Senior Departmental Nurse (Medico-Technic/Ergomotrician
    • Carine Goossens
    • Anne Marcovitch
  • Supportive department
    • C. Devleeshouwer
    • Jacqueline Louis
    • Patrick Crombez
    • Florence Crick et Nathalie Haenecour
    • Secretariat : Kathy Van Hecke
    • Christian Rousseau + Jacqueline Louis
    • Virginie Thioux, Laura Valdes and Fabienne Toby
  • Head nurses (Hospitalisation)
    • 1st floor = B1 : oncological medicine/hematology : Ghislaine Lefèbvre
    • 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 : (ff): Mélanie Van Thilborgh
    • 5th floor : ASTI : Vanessa Pinto Felicia
    • 5th floor = RESI (Intensive cares) : Denise Duthoit
    • 6th floor = B6 : Fabienne Van Ginderachter
    • 7th floor = B7 : Ingrid Bruyns
    • 8th floor = B8 : Day hospital – chemotherapy : Brigitte Fernez
  • Head nurses (Medico-technic)
    • Operating room : Walid EL Saka
    • Radiotherapy : Monica Somoano
    • Medical Imaging : Lionel Gantois
    • Nuclear Medicine : Dirk Staelens
    • Endoscopy : Christiane Wyns
    • Sampling centre – Lasertherapy – Functional Respiratory tests : Martine Vandenhoucke
  • Head nurses/Responsables of "other unites"
    • ICSO team : Anne Marcovitch
    • Cytapherese : Patrick Crombez
    • Nutrition andTabacology : Anne Marcovitch
    • Team of logistics : Anne Marcovitch

 Scientific publications

Multicultural approaches of cancer pain.

Authors : Crombez P, Bron D, Michiels S
Year : 2019
Journal : Curr Opin Oncol
Volume : 31
Pages : 268-274

Are we ready for intercultural cancer care?

Authors : Crombez P, Michiels S, Bron D
Year : 2018
Journal : Curr Opin Oncol
Volume : 30(4)
Pages : 205-211

Surrogate markers predicting overall survival for lung cancer: ELCWP recommendations.

Authors : Berghmans T, Pasleau F, Paesmans M, Bonduelle Y, Cadranel J, CsToth I, Garcia C, Giner V, Holbrechts S, Lafitte JJ, Lecomte J, Louviaux I, Markiewicz E, Meert AP, Richez M, Roelandts M, Scherpereel A, Tulippe Ch, Van Houtte P, van Schil P, Wachters C, Westeel V, Sculier JP
Year : 2012
Journal : Eur. Respir. J.
Volume : 39(1)
Pages : 9-28

Patient information in stem cell transplantation from the perspective of health care professionals: A survey from the Nurses Group of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Authors : Kirsch M, Crombez P, Calza S, Eeltink C, Johansson E
Year : 2012
Journal : Bone Marrow Transplant.
Volume : 47(8)
Pages : 1131-3

Invasive mechanical ventilation in cancer patients. Prior non invasive ventilation is a poor prognostic factor.

Authors : Meert AP, Berghmans T, Markiewicz E, Hardy M, Nayer N, Paesmans M, Sculier JP
Year : 2011
Journal : J BUON
Volume : 16(1)
Pages : 160-5