Antwerp University Hospital
The Multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Centre of the Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) is one of the larger sleep centres in Europe, with a capacity of 21 beds, 16 for attended sleep studies in adults, and 5 for paediatric sleep studies. Its facility is open 7 days a week. Ambulatory polygraphies (home sleep apnoea testing, HSAT) are also in full development and are offered on a regular base. Its aim is to perform optimal diagnostics and treatment of all kind of sleep-and wake disorders. It is a multidisciplinary department, in which specialised psychiatrists, neurologists, pneumologists, otolaryngologists (ENTs) and paediatricians collaborate. The available expertise is used to offer the best treatment to the patient. As an academic and multidisciplinary department, it occupies a prominent position in healthcare, scientific research and in training, and is recognised as an innovative quality organization with an excellent reputation, a powerful network and enthusiastic employees. The sleep centre has a strong interest in the assessment and treatment of SDB and initiates each year more than 1,000 patients on therapy, with a follow-up of a cohort of 6000 patients on different kinds of ventilation modes.