Japan Desk Amstelland Hospital: important update on opening times and services

Important message from Stichting Japan Desk Amstelland Hospital:

Due the spread of COVID-19 the opening times of the Japan Desk Amstelland Hospital have been adjusted to only the mornings (9.00 a.m. – 12.00 a.m), at least until 6 April.

Furthermore, because of the current situation, the staff of the Desk can only provide assistance at a distance (through phone or video call), also in case of any hospital visits in including emergency visits.

In case of emergencies, the Japan Desk can still be reached at the emergency phone number  +31 (0)6 51238854

We apologize for the inconvenience but ask for your understanding.

In addition please find below information from the Amstelland Hospital as posted on the hospital’s Dutch website* (update 16 March; https://www.ziekenhuisamstelland.nl/nl/over-ons/nieuws/)

The visiting hours of the entire Amstelland Hospital have been adjusted. Furthermore, the hospital allows only 1 visitor per patient per day. This is done to minimize the flow of visitors.

Acute Admissions Ward (AOA) 15.30-16.00 hrs
Clinic East (downstairs) 16.00-16.30 hrs
Clinic West (downstairs) 16.45-17.15 hrs
Clinic (upstairs) 19.00-19.30 hrs
Outpatient treatment Visitors brings the patient and leaves the ward; only returns for patient collection.
VKC obstetrics Partners accompany and stay with the pregnant partner but no other visitors may join.
VKC pediatric ward One parents at a time stays with the child; the parents can take turns; no other visitors

Information regarding appointments with Amstelland Hospital

Amstelland Hospital takes the initiative to cancel appointments at the outpatient clinics. Where necessary, these are postponed or converted into a telephone appointment. You will be called about this. If the appointment is urgent, it will continue. Planned operations and appointments at the treatment center are also postponed where possible. Patients are called about this.

Atalmedial is closed to referrals from outside the hospital.

General practitioners have been asked not to send in patients for blood sampling and handing in materials.

The Nicolaes Tulip Pharmacy opens daily one hour later: opening hours 9 am-5.30pm.

Triage stations at the First-Aid Centre

Two ‘triage tents’ have been placed at the First-Aid Centre at the Amstelland Hospital. This is to accommodate additional increases in patients who may be infected with the coronavirus. In the tents, patients are assessed on their complaints and it is decided how they can be helped as quickly as possible. By placing the tents, extra space is created at the First-Aid Centre. Patients who wonder whether they have the coronavirus are still requested to contact the General Practitioner in case of complaints.

Stichting Japan Desk Amstelland Hospital, 18 March 2020

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