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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 365.
It is subdivided into 3 “sub-departments”:

  1. hospitalisation
  2. medical-technical section
  3. “other” specialist units.
  • Director of the Department of Nursing
  • Director Assistant and Head of service of the medical-technical sector
    • Carina Goossens
  • Head Nurse Responsible for Hospitalization (ICS), secretaries and logistical assistants of the Nursing Department
    • Anne Marcovitch
  • Head Nurse (ICS) Responsible for stretcher bearers – DI-RHM and MEDIBOARD
    • Sylvie Arias Lopez
  • Support Services
    • C. Devleeshouwer (Head of Service Nurse and Head of Hospital Hygiene) - Manager of the sterilization team
    • Patrick Crombez (Nursing Research and Development)
    • Nathalie Haenecour - Olivia Hollertt – Alisia Lauwerier : ICANES : (Nurses in charge of welcoming new recruits, students and temporary workers)
    • Kathy Van Hecke et Ilaya Bisengimana (Secretariat of the Nursing Department)
    • Christian Rousseau, Ombeline Bauvin, Pascal Delhalle  (DPI : Computerized patient record)
    • Loubna Tuili and Fabienne Toby (Reservation of beds)
  • Head nurses (IC) of hospitalization units
    • Sector N1 
      - B1.1  : Digestive and pulmonary oncology medicine : Maud Caudron
      - B1.2  : oncology medicine and brachytherapy: Christian Ntwari
      - B1.9 UASS (Acute Supportive Care Unit) : Myriam Obiols (unit still closed)
      - B1.4 : protected hematology: Patrick Crombez
      - B1.3 : not protected hematology : Damien De Mullier  
      - B1.6 : USIS/ UDO: Vanessa Pinto Felicia
      - B1.U : EMERGENCIES  : Vanessa Pinto Felicia
    • Sector N2 : surgery
      - B2.U : USPA : Joke Vandenschrick
      - B2.3 (Chir3) : Fabienne Van Ginderachter
      - B2.2 (Chir 2): Felicia Coelho Arlinda Cristina
      - Stomatherapy : Anne Marcovitch
      - Endoscopie : Christiane Wyns

    • sector ground floor
      - HDJ east / west Day Hospital – Chemotherapy Unit : Allal Hayet
      - Prélèvements : Graziella HIRWA
      - Consultations – Lasertherapy : Martine Vandenhoucke
      - Cytapherese : Patrick Crombez

    • OTHERS

      • Chief nurses of the Medical-Technical sector
        - Operating area : Marta Nicolas
        - Radiotherapy : Monica Somoano
        - Imagery : Lionel Gantois
        - Nuclear Medicine : Sara Coelho Sousa

      • Infirmiers en chef /Responsables des unités « autres »
        ICSO : Coordination nurses in oncological care : Sophie Delaunois
        - Nutrition and Tobacco : Sophie Delaunois
        - Team of logistical aids and mobile medical secretaries of the Nursing Department : Anne Marcovitch (ICS)
        - Unité Mobile : Sophie Jurdan
  • 03/03/2022

 Scientific publications

Temper the Specialist Nurses Heterogeneity in the Interest of Quality Practice and Mobility-18 EU Countries Study.

Authors : Decock N, Friganovic A, Kurtovic B, Oomen B, Crombez P, Willems C
Year : 2022
Journal : Healthcare (Basel)
Volume : 10

Impact of ARTs on oncological outcomes in young breast cancer survivors.

Authors : Condorelli M, De Vos M, Lie Fong S, Autin C, Delvigne A, Vanden Meerschaut F, Wyns C, Imbert R, Cheruy C, Bouziotis J, de Azambuja E, Delbaere A, Lambertini M, Demeestere I
Year : 2021
Journal : Hum Reprod
Volume : 36
Pages : 381-389

[The care process of patient receiving CAR T-cell therapy: Guidelines from the Francophone Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (SFGM-TC)].

Authors : Beauvais D, Andrianne C, Aubrun C, Berquier M, Bole S, Caulier A, Courbon C, Delorme J, Fournier I, François G, Jaivenois MF, Le Bars L, Mussot I, Vercasson M, Wallart Brejaud A, Yakoub-Agha I, Lacroix D
Year : 2020
Journal : Bull Cancer
Volume : 107
Pages : S170-S177

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