Maria Middelares General Hospital has been jointly involved in setting up a number of charities and actively supports these through fundraising and by sharing its knowledge and expertise.

Back on Track

Back on Track
Annual cycle to support Back on Track

In late 2014, elite athlete Thomas Van Der Plaetsen was diagnosed with cancer. In cooperation with our hospital, where Thomas was treated and monitored, he set up the Back on Track Foundation.

The fund aims to reduce the burden of cancer treatment as much as possible by supporting patients through additional psychosocial support, rehabilitation programmes and other initiatives.

Hospital for Hospital: Katako-Kombe

Hospital for Hospital: Katako-Kombe
Visiting Katako-Kombe

Maria Middelares General Hospital supports the ‘Hospital for Hospital’ Project run by Memisa, an NGO. This organisation aims to establish high-quality, long-term basic healthcare, chiefly in Central and West Africa and India.

Our hospital has entered into a partnership with a hospital in Katako-Kombe (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Thanks to this support, the hospital is growing fast. It has now become the pilot hospital for the entire region and is developing into a training centre for physicians and midwives.

Your event or project to support Katako-Kombe

Would you like to support Katako-Kombe and make a difference?

  • Organise a fundraising event for Katako-Kombe.
  • Create a birth registry in support of Katako-Kombe.
  • Replace gifts for your own celebration with gifts in support of our partner hospital.

For each gift of €40.00, the donor will receive a certificate making the gift tax deductible. In 2020, the government is giving social profit organisations a helping hand with an extra tax reduction (60% instead of 45%).

Katako-Kombe diary

Rik Neirynck worked for 35 years as occupational therapist in the then Sint-Jozef Clinic in Ghent-Bruges (now: Maria Middelares Medical Centre) and travelled to Katako-Kombe eight times. In his diary titled 'Ils vont là où même les moustiques sont sauvages' or ‘To where the mosquitos are still wild’, he tells about his experiences as technical volunteer in the healthcare field. Rik provides information that is rarely included in descriptions of healthcare in developing nations. The book is written in Dutch, it is only the title that is in French.

The profits go to Katako-Kombe. More information and information on how you can order the book can be found below.

Scharnier (non-profit)

Scharnier (non-profit)

The Scharnier (‘hinge’) non-profit organisation is the link – thehinge, if you will – between the dialysis team, the kidney disease patients (haemodialysis patients, peritoneal dialysis patients as well as kidney transplant patients) and their families or loved ones. Naturally, the dialysis department remains the home base for patients, where they can always seek advice and guidance either by themselves or together with their families.

By organising a variety of activities, Scharnier aims to support and enhance solidarity between kidney disease patients, family members and the dialysis team.

Mia & Julo Fund

Mia & Julo Fund

The Mia & Julo Fund was established by private parties within the King Baudouin Foundation. The goal is to raise funds for oncology research and projects that are designed to enhance the experience of our youngest patients.

Would you like to make a donation to the fund?

Deposits may be made to the bank account held with the King Boudewijn Foundation: BE10 0000 0000 0404, with the structured code '014/2360/00084'.
Gifts starting at the amount of €40.00 may be deposited in our IBAN account: BE10 0000 0000 0404 - BIC: BPOTBB1 are subject to a tax reduction of 45% of the actual deposited amount.