Having a cold Will you help prevent the spread of viruses in the Radboudumc?
We ask you to wear a face mask during your visit to the Radboudumc in case of flu and cold symptoms. It does not matter whether these complaints are due to the coronavirus or not. What may be a simple cold for one person may result in a serious illness for another. You can grab a mask at our entrances. Thank you very much!
What does this mean when you have an appointment or are admitted to the hospital?
You have cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat or runny nose
We ask you to wear a face mask when visiting the Radboudumc. You can get these at the entrances.
You are ill, you have flu symptoms or severe cold symptoms (e.g. with fever)
We ask you not to come to the Radboudumc if this is not necessary.
Do you have an appointment, admission or procedure? Then we ask you to discuss with your healthcare provider in advance whether it can go ahead. If your visit to the Radboudumc is necessary, we ask you to wear a mask. You can get these at the entrances.
What does this mean for visitors or companions of a patient?
You are sick, you have flu or cold symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat or runny nose
We ask you not to come to Radboudumc if your visit is not necessary.
If your visit to the Radboudumc is nevertheless necessary, we ask you to wear a face mask. You can get these at the entrances.
Accompanying your loved one from a distance
We understand that it is difficult if you are unable to accompany your loved one to an appointment because of flu or cold symptoms. Or if your loved one cannot receive visits. Fortunately, there are other options for accompanying your loved one remotely.
- As a patient, you can also involve your loved one by telephone during an appointment. It is always possible to call a partner, family member or friend and put them on speakerphone during your appointment. This way your loved one can listen in and also say something or ask a question.
- If you want, you can record the conversation on your cell phone so you can listen back to it together later.
- You can also ask your healthcare provider to make an audio recording of the conversation.
- A tablet is available on each ward. If you do not have a cell phone or tablet yourself, you can use it to stay in touch with your loved ones. Our staff will be happy to help you.