The Maison d'accueil

Accommodation for parents of children hospitalised at Childrens' Hospital (HUDERF).

Maison d'accueil

Mission and organisation

The Maison d’accueil (non-profit organisation) is a residential home for parents, inaugurated in 2001 and independent of the HUDERF. Despite this independence, the Maison d’Accueil has close links with all the HUDERF departments. The house gives priority to providing accommodation for the parents of children hospitalised at the HUDERF but, depending on room availability, can accommodate the family of patients hospitalised at the Traumatology and Rehabilitation Centre at the Brugmann Hospital or other hospitals. The house operates autonomously and solely thanks to the work of a team of some 20 voluntary workers. They welcome the residents, ensure that the house is well run and undertake administrative tasks while always remaining attentive to the needs of the parents who reside there.   


The  house has common areas: kitchen (with microwave oven), dining room, lounge, laundry room (washing machine, dryer, iron) and has 10 twin rooms, all with en-suite shower, washbasin and WC. One of the rooms is adapted for persons with reduced mobility. The house also has a garden and free wi-fi access.    

House functioning

Once settled in, residents can prepare their own meals and relax while remaining very close to their hospitalised child. Depending on availability, two parents can share a room. However, in case of high demand residents will have to share a room with another person (of the same sex). The house provides simple accommodation that is warm and welcoming. It is not a hotel and everyone participates in keeping their room and common areas clean and tidy.    


The current nightly rate (including breakfast) is 20 euros for one person and 24 euros for a room occupied by two persons from the same family. In case of financial difficulties or if a resident's mutual insurance company is not contributing to the costs of the accommodation, an agreement can be reached between the house officials and the social worker or hospital department where the patient is hospitalised.   

Contact hours

The Maison d'acceuil can be contacted between 10 am and 12 noon, between 2 pm and 4 pm and between 8 pm and 10 pm during the week, between 10 am and 12 noon and between 8 pm and 10 pm on Saturdays, and   between 6 pm and 8 pm on Sundays and public holidays.


Avenue J.J. Crocq 19
1020 Brussel

+32 (0)2 477 29 25
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