A cancer centre for the 21st century: Brussels and ULB announce partnership
Friday, 12 July 2019
The Sint-Pieter hospital in the Marolles. Credit: Sint-Pieter hospital
The Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the City of Brussels will combine their Erasme and CHUB (Saint-Pierre, Brugmann, Bordet and the children’s hospital) medical facilities, Le Soir wrote on Friday.
The creation of the Brussels large teaching hospital (GHUB, provisional name) was the subject of an agreement between the political and academic authorities, who hoped to deliver it on next New Year’s Day. Only the signatures of the medical boards remained to be added at the foot of the contract.
A primary motivation was to create a “Cancéropôle” (cancer centre) of the 21st century by bringing together the teams of Bordet and Erasmus. The decision was made in 2005, but over the course of discussions, the directorates of the other three hospitals in the city asked to join the new structure.
There is a three-fold aim for the project: improving the quality of care, the development of teaching and research through the consolidation of clinical teams, clinical research and faculty.