Intermediate and long-term care wards Geriatrics


The Geriatrics Department of Maria Middelares General Hospital can be described as a senior-friendly hospital environment that strives to provide high-quality care and services to old people in need of care.

The interdisciplinary staff work closely together with this goal in mind. The team consists of geriatric specialists, nurses, speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, psychologists, staff from the care support department, Social Services staff, Pastoral Care Service, cleaning staff, volunteers and others.


Maria Middelares General Hospital – level 6, gate D601, rooms 6101 – 6120 – level 6, gate D602, rooms 6201 – 6222 – level 6, gate D603, rooms 6301 – 6320


Each of the various nursing stations has its own number, which you may use at any time to contact staff:

The Geriatrics Department can be contacted at all times.


Non-geriatric departments

Internal liaison team

The interdisciplinary liaison team consists of a geriatric specialist, a geriatric nurse, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a dietitian, and a psychologist. They support patients with geriatric care profiles during a stay in a non-geriatric department. Their advisory role helps to optimise the care that senior care recipients receive.

Geriatrics external liaison project

The geriatrics external liaison project strengthens the connection between the hospital and the care provided outside the hospital (home health care services, wound care centres). The hospital strives for an optimal relationship with its external partners.

Day hospital for geriatric patients

In the day hospital, geriatric patients are able to schedule same-day tests or consultations.

You may read everything here about the day hospital for the geriatric patient.

Patient education


The 'Cognufit!’ programme offers four-hour-sessions, during which practical tips that have been tailored to the individual are offered to people with memory problems and their caregivers.

All important information about ‘Cognufit!’ can be found here.

Dementia: care for the caregiver

‘Dementia: care for the caregiver’ is a psychological education package developed on the initiative of the Flemish Expertise Centre for Dementia and the Flemish Alzheimer's League non-profit organisations. The series focusses on the caregiver looking after someone with dementia at home or elsewhere.

All important information about ‘Dementia: care for the caregiver’ is to be found here.