The Competition Authority has given the green light to the merger of the Erasme University Hospital in Anderlecht with the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels and the Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital (Huderf) in Laeken, she said on Wednesday in a statement.
This decision comes almost a year after the approval of the municipal council of the City of Brussels for the creation of the Grand Hôpital Universitaire de Bruxelles (GHUB) called to bring together these three institutions, a future vessel of 1,400 beds, 850 doctors and 4,800 workers. .
The Auditorat of the Belgian Competition Authority on Wednesday approved the creation of a hospital group within the meaning of article 8 of the royal decree of January 30, 1989 between the three players. For the ABC, it is not a question here of a “locoregional clinical hospital network” such as one sees appearing in various places of the country, within the framework of the governmental reform of the hospital landscape.
The GHUB will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the three hospitals. “The consortium leads to the establishment of joint control over the three individual hospitals.”
The University Clinics of Bruxelles-Hôpital Erasme, whose organizing authority is the Université Libre de Bruxelles, constitute a multiservice (general) academic hospital. The Jules Bordet Institute is a mono-disciplinary hospital offering oncology care. The Queen Fabiola Children’s University Hospital is a mono-disciplinary hospital offering pediatric care, recalls the ABC.