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Prinses Máxima Centrum

UMC Utrecht and the Princess Máxima Center sign renewed cooperation agreement

UMC Utrecht and the Princess Máxima Center have been working closely together since 2014. The agreements on services in the areas of Legal Affairs, Finance, Neurosurgery, OR and IO-MRI were recently renewed. Every three years, agreements are discussed and reassessed so that together we can provide the best possible care and support for children with cancer.

Gita Gallé, member of the board of directors of the Princess Máxima Center: 'The UMC Utrecht and the Princess Máxima Center are linked in various ways. We cooperate intensively in the daily care of children with cancer. There are also various research programs in which colleagues from both organizations collaborate. With this new cooperation agreement we confirm the agreements that go with our mutual services. This brings clarity and is important for continuing our cooperation in the future with confidence. An important milestone for both parties.’

Surgery at the WKZ

The WKZ and the specialists from the Princess Máxima Center also work closely together in surgical procedures, allowing the nationally concentrated care for children with cancer, to be carried out as optimally as possible. The Máxima Center does not have its own surgical facilities so uses the ORs of the WKZ. Among other things, complex thoracic tumor operations are performed there on children with cancer, together with the pediatric oncological surgeons. In addition, the pediatric cardio-anesthesiologists at the WKZ provide support for these and other operations at the Princess Máxima Center.

Remco van Lunteren, member of the board of directors of UMC Utrecht: 'Ever since the start of the Máxima Center, we have worked closely together on both the care for children with cancer and research. In that collaboration, we have already managed to achieve a lot and we are happy to build on that. At the same time, it is important to hold existing agreements up to the light and update them based on practical experience. With these renewed agreements we can move forward again in the coming years to provide the best possible care and support together.'