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Foreign patients: procedures for admittance to the UMCG


If you are not a Dutch national and you wish to be admitted to the UMCG, you need to take care of the following:

  1. You have to be tested on MRSA.
  2. You have to forward information on your medical situation
  3. You have to offer the UMCG financial guarantees, such as an insurance policy that covers medical expenses abroad.

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Like all Dutch hospitals, the UMCG has a strict regime to prevent the spread of the Methicilline Restistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria. If your admittance to the UMCG is planned, the UMCG needs to know if you have been admitted to a non-Dutch hospital within the last year. If this is the case, you will receive a kit to test yourself for MRSA. With this kit, you can make a culture which you have to send to the UMCG at your own expense. Using this culture, the UMCG determines whether you are MRSA-positive or not. If you are positive, you will still be admitted, but you will be subjected to the MRSA-protocol which means that you will be nursed in strict isolation.
If you need to be admitted to the UMCG in case of an emergency, you will be nursed in strict isolation, until it has been established that you are not MRSA-positive.

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