Sunday 25th

Gent UZ (20 people) (Exclude participants who will attend the Advisory Board Meeting)

Sunday 25th 14h to 17h

In this visit you will explore the organization of ‘out of hours service’ as well as impact of COVID pandemic on the organization of these services and the organization of the emergency admission. We will discuss topics as:

  • The ‘flow’ chart with triage by a staff member of the hospital at the entrance of the emergency room.
  • The precise influx of patients at the GP out-of-hours Post and at the admission for “out-of-hours” care, seems an interesting point to discuss with the foreign participants, to see what their experiences are in this regard.
  • The history of the GP circles and their professionalization in a few slides as an introduction.
  • Something about the ‘informational’ continuity, with attention to your SUMEHR action.
  • How primary care and the GPs have reacted to the pandemic in Covid-19.
  • How the GPs and the staff is paid at the GP out-of-hours.

Community Health Centre Rabot (20 people) (Exclude participants who will attend the Advisory Board Meeting)

Sunday 25th 14h to 17h

The Community Health Centre (CHC) Rabot started 13 years ago in a deprived area of Ghent. An interdisciplinary team of 30 people work for 2700 patients: doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, a health promotor, social workers, psychologist, intercultural mediators and a reception team work intensively together in the centre.

In this interdisciplinary collaboration, we develop and use the competences of all care providers in the best possible way, and we integrate the model of targeted care into our patient relationship. We are a community-oriented health centre which means that we address not only the health needs of our patients, but also those of the community. We invest actively in structural partnerships with local organisations and try to meet the needs of the community through various projects. During your visit we will show you our approach in a practical way and illustrate how we extend shared care across disciplines and how we focus on patient self-care.

Artevelde University College (30 people)

Sunday 25th 14h to 17h

During this visit, you will have an introduction to Artevelde University College of applied sciences and the AUGent network, and its role in the health professional education. The program consists of short presentations:

  • Introduction to Artevelde University of applied sciences and the AUGent network
  • A short explanation of the role of University Colleges in health professional education.
  • Introduction to the primary care research group of Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (academic workplace for primary care & Academy for Primary Care).
  • The new training program for bachelors in oral hygiene with special emphasis on the community-based training (K&G Ledeberg-Gentbrugge initiative)

Finally, there will be a visit to the skills-lab

Monday 26th

Overkophuis (30 people) (Exclude participants who will attend the EFPC General Assembly)

Monday 26th 17h to 18:30h

‘OverKophuis’ or Overkop Houses, are accessible, safe and secure meeting places where young people can relax and have fun, but also for a chat about how they are doing. OverKop starts from encounter and leisure but help and support are inherently woven into the organisation itself, for example, through the presence of easily accessible psychological help in the OverKop House. An ‘OverKophuis’ is a place for and by young people: young people take issues into their own hands. Participation and co-creation by young people, presence, accessibility and trust are key concepts within OverKop.

Within each OverKop network, partners from youth work, welfare, education, mental health promotion and care, and local authorities join forces. Because of this broad partnership, which transcends sectoral and policy boundaries, care and support can be more readily ‘switched on’ within the low-threshold operation. This means that transparent cooperation between basic services and more specialised help arises.

Community Health Centre Botermarkt (30 people)

Monday 26th 15h to 17:45h

The CHC Botermarkt is situated in Ledeberg, a small village that was ‘absorbed’ by the city of Ghent in 1977. At that time, it was the poorest neighbourhood of Ghent. The population was characterized by poverty, unemployment, and poor housing conditions.

In 1978, Jan De Maeseneer and his wife Anita started a group practice at the ‘Botermarkt’, that quickly developed towards an interprofessional Community Health Centre with an integrated needs-adjusted capitated payment system. In the first years, the focus was on integrated home care, community-oriented primary care, and prevention. The end of the previous century and the beginning of the 21st century brought a radical change in the composition of the population: refugees and migrants from all continents arrived in Ledeberg, leading to 107 nationalities nowadays.

During the visit, the team consisting of family physicians, nurses and assistant-nurses, social workers, psychologists, health promoters, dieticians, dentists, and oral hygienists will present how they approach the diverse population nowadays. Tine, the health promoter of the CHC, will guide you through a walk at the “consolation spot”. A “consolation spot” is a green place where one can go to reflect on grief and loss.

Community Health Centre meets museum: A unique collaboration between CHC “de Kaai” and museum Dr. Guislain (20 people)

Monday 26th 15h to 17:15h

The health promotor of CHC De Kaai, a family physician and a staff member of the museum will meet you in the old psychiatric Guislain hospital, an eclectic historical building complex of 1857.

Surrounded by the artworks they will tell you about a joint project between the health centre and the museum.

Patients with a similar chronic condition interact with each other and with health providers during guided sessions in the museum. The artworks inspire participants to share feelings, perspectives, and experiences in dealing with their health condition. For many of them, it is a discovery of a new “rest place” located in the middle of their neighbourhood. An example of the physical and symbolic integration of community elements into the local primary care service.

During the visit you will, at the same time, be immersed in an inspiring collaboration and one of “the best things to do in Ghent”. The enthusiastic museum staff member will reveal the histories and mysteries of some outstanding artworks related to mental health and psychiatry.

Community Health Centre Nieuw Gent (20 people)

Monday 26th 15h to 17:30h

The Community Health Centre (CHC) Nieuw Gent has been working for 22 years in a deprived area of Ghent. The population on the list of the CHC is approximately 4300 patients. The interdisciplinary team works with neighbourhood organisations and residents on various projects of integrated, community-based care within and beyond the walls of the center. During this visit we will focus on the projects on physical activity and oral health.

The staff consists of 42 people in different disciplines or teams. Family Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals, physiotherapists and an exercise coach, a health promoter, social workers, psychologist, podiatrist, nutritionist and reception team work intensively together in the center. We are happy to tell you how our care providers cooperate well and offer patients and local residents an adapted basket of care interventions.

Boat trip (30 people)

Monday 26th 15h – 16h

Lam Gods (30 people)

Monday 26th 15:50h – 17:10h

City walking tour (25 people)

Monday 26th 15:00 – 16:15

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