St Elisabeth’s Hospital Zottegem is a regional hospital with more than 300 beds, 11,000 admissions and 750 employees. On this page of the website you can gain an insight into the hospital, based on its mission, history and some key figures.
The policy of our hospital is based on three basic principles:
- High quality and scientifically-based quality of care
- Attention to our societal and social role
- A Christian and human dimension in hospital care
Facts and Figures
Over a 70-year period, the hospital grew into a medium-sized regional hospital with 334 authorized beds for hospitalization. In the mid-90s, a separate polyclinic facility was built, with 45 beds.
The number of admissions for more than one day has continued to increase every year and exceeds 12,000 admissions. The number of admissions in the polyclinic tends to increase much faster however thanks to medical technological progress and improved treatment techniques. In the last few years, more patients are treated at the polyclinic than in the actual hospital.
St Elisabeth’s has carved out a clear niche of care for itself in southern Eastern Flanders. More than 25% of the admissions come from the town of Zottegem itself. The seven surrounding towns account for more than 75% of admissions in the hospital. A growing number of patients come from abroad.
The hospital has been the biggest employer in the region for quite some time now. Today it employs over 750 staff and has a medical staff of more than 80 physicians - specialists.