At Maria Middelares General Hospital, we are fully aware of the benefits of being well-informed and well-prepared.

You will soon be admitted to Maria Middelares General Hospital for a hip or knee operation.
You may have a number of questions about this.

  • What happens upon admission and during the operation?
  • How will I be put under anaesthesia?
  • Where will I be staying?
  • What will the rehabilitation be like?

These and other questions will be answered by a physician, a nurse, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist in our Hip and Knee class. As part of a group of a few other patients, you will be given an overview of the full path from admission to the day you can go home again.

You are welcome to bring your partner or another person close to you to the hip and knee class.


Maria Middelares General Hospital organises a Hip and Knee class multiple times a year. The content of these sessions is always the same. In other words, you only need to take part once. Select the date that suits you best before your operation. Please find the various dates in the form below.


Maria Middelares General Hospital
Buitenring Sint-Denijs 30
9000 Ghent

Please check in at the e-kiosk in the atrium.
Your ticket will show the exact location in the hospital.

Who is it for?

Maria Middelares General Hospital patients who are due to have a hip or knee operation soon.


The sessions are free to attend but registration is mandatory.


This form is only available in Dutch.

Pre-admission desk

Have you not yet registered at the pre-admission desk? If so, you can still do it after the Hip and Knee class. A colleague will complete your administrative file. Do you have the results from any pre-surgery tests? Please make sure to bring these with you.

Contact persons