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Admission in sleep clinic

When treatment in the outpatients’ clinic is not sufficient it may be necessary that you are admitted to the clinic in Heeze for more extensive examinations and observation. The admission centre has a separate department for children and adults with sleep and wake disorders. The duration of the admission depends on the type of examination. Usually it is two days (one night). 
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Before admission

If you (or your child or family member) are eligible for admission, you will get a letter stating the date, time and ward of admission ...
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If you (or your child or family member) are eligible for admission, you will get a letter stating the date, time and ward of admission. Please prepare your hospital stay as well as possible.

Things to do

  • Inform your health insurance timely that you have been scheduled for admission to our clinic
  • Inform your employer or social security administration about your admission to Kempenhaeghe

Your medical information will be sent to Kempenhaeghe by your referring doctor.

Things to take with you

  • insurance information of the patient
  • clothing, undergarments and nightclothes (including a bathrobe)
  • toiletries, (if applicable) medicine (overview via your pharmacist) 
  • special aids (for instance CPAP equipment)
  • Books, puzzles, games or other items you like to spend your time with
  • For children: favourite toys and/or cuddly toys and possibly a duvet from home

Valuables, such as jewellery, are best left at home. Kempenhaeghe will not be liable for any personal items that get lost.

How to prepare a child
If a child is to be admitted, it is important to prepare him/her well. As a parent/carer you can:

  • talk, while still at home, frequently with your child about the hospital stay
  • explain what is going to happen as simply as possible, and talk about it honestly
  • pack the things needed for his/her stay at Kempenhaeghe together with your child

Please do not hesitate to ask the nurse of the admission ward if you have questions about the preparation. You may also ask the Vereniging Kind en Ziekenhuis (Child and Hospital Association). This association publishes information leaflets, T +31 (0) 78 614 63 61.

One parent/carer can accompany the child during a short stay and at examinations/tests. You may spend the night at your child's room (rooming-in) or you may use a guest room. Thus, you can (partly) participate in your child's daily care. You are the one who knows your child best and you are familiar with his/her responses and behaviour. The more you tell us about your child, the better we can customise our care to him/her. Thus, we will share the care for your child. It is important to have clear understandings regarding this with the nurse.

During the hospital stay

A hostess/departmental assistant or laboratory assistant of the Clinical Neurophysiology Department will welcome you ...
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A hostess/departmental assistant or laboratory assistant of the Clinical Neurophysiology Department will welcome you in the admission centre and will show you the way around. They are also your contact for practical matters. The hostess has prepared your bedroom. Each bedroom has its own sanitary facilities. If you need a nurse or medical support you discuss this with your attending physician before the admission.

Daily schedule
The admission wards maintain a normal day and night rhythm whenever and wherever possible. Every patient has his/her own schedule. Leisure time may be passed in your own room or in the ward's living room where a TV, radio, video, games, (game)computer and magazines are available. If the examination allows it, you may also use the various facilities at Kempenhaeghe, such as recreation building 't Scureken, the manège, farm, animal park or the meditation centre. Furthermore, the children may enjoy themselves in the playground and the "snoezelbos".

After admission

Inform your employer or social security administration about your leaving the admission ward ...
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Inform your employer or social security administration about your leaving the admission ward.

After your stay, you may still visit Kempenhaeghe for some time for follow-up, further examinations or tests, or adjustment of your therapy. Your regular doctor and/or care worker will take over again once examinations, the treatment and/or support by Kempenhaeghe's centre for sleep medicine have been completed. Kempenhaeghe guides this "back referral" with the utmost care in consultation with you.