WHEEL OF CARE?
Wheel Of Care is a collaboration of midwives and nurses offering homecare and home dialysis in Brussels. We characterise ourselves through slow care, a personalised approach to our patients as well as a sustainable way of working with materials and transport by bike.
We love our job and we want our patients to love the personalised care we are offering them.
Therefore, we chose to work with a special emphasis on:
We want to know our patients and want our patients to know us. We believe in a durable and open relationship between caregiver, caretaker and their surroundings. This is the only way to guarantee personalised solutions and continuality in our caregiving.
Through our work experience, we have learned to slow down. We want both to have and to make the time to listen to our patients as well as enjoy our time together. We are convinced that this is not only of interest for the patients, but also for us.
We chose to work in a sustainable way: the materials we use are sustainable and safe. To make all our home visits, we have opted for the e-bike, helping Brussels being more green and keeping us in shape at the same time!
This list covers some of the services we offer, and much more !
- Prenatal controls
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Blood analysis
- Emotional guidance
- Information sessions about pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding
- Postnatal control of mother and child
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Blood analysis of mother and child (Guthrie test)
- Emotional guidance
- Breastfeeding/formula counselling
- Stopping with breastfeeding and the transition
to solid food
- Wound care
- Preparation of medication
- All kinds of help
with personal hygiene
- Help with injections
- Home dialysis
WHERE WE WORK
We work in these zip codes in Brussels:
1000 Brussel/Bruxelles 1030 Schaarbeek/Schaerbeek 1040 Etterbeek 1050 Elsene/Ixelles 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek /Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 1210 Sint-Joost-Ten-Node / Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
We chose to work with the third-party payment system. That means that we arrange the payment directly with your mutuality. This applies for our midwifery and our nursing patients. We will ask you a sticker of your mutuality at our first visit. If you are a nursery patients, we will also ask you for a prescription of your doctor. We ask you for a little extra for our transport, depending on the distance to your home and your financial situation.
I’m Bianca! I studied midwifery together with Flora in Leuven and I obtained a Master’s degree afterwards in sexology. In the meantime, I worked in different nursing units and in dialysis at the Sint-Jan Hospital, in Brussels. Over the last years, I worked as a midwife in the maternity and delivery room at the Sint-Maria Hospital, in Halle. I truly enjoy my job and love facing news challenges. Working with people at home makes me happy because I don’t only get to know the patients, but also the environment they are familiar with. During my spare time, I like having long walks and spending time with my family and friends.
I’m Flora! After my studies in midwifery in Leuven, I head to Antwerp to study Tropical Medicine. I did several internships and missions in different parts of Africa, such as Cameroon, Rwanda and Congo.For several years, I worked at the Sint-Jan Hospital in Brussels, first in dialysis and afterwards in the mobile unit. Working in the mobile unit offered me the opportunity to be flexible. I could follow several courses to work in the high care unit, the emergency or in the palliative care unit. Working as a midwife and as a nurse fulfils me with energy and satisfaction. Being able to do this in the home environment of the patient only increases those feelings. When I’m not at work, I like to spend my time painting or planning my next travel destination.
My name is Hella. Since childhood I have been fascinated by everything related to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. I did my midwifery studies in Leuven and did my longest internship in Zambia. This has been an incredible personal and professional enrichment for me. Later, I worked as a nurse an midwife at Kind & Gezin in Brussels.I love taking care of others and I think it's important to take your time to provide the best quality care.In my free time I use all my creativity behind my sewing machine.
My name is Amanda! I studied as a midwife at the Erasmus High School in Brussels and I am very excited to be able to strengthen the Wheel of Care team. Next to Wheel of Care, I also work as a home nurse. During my training, I did an internship in various hospitals and at home in and around Brussels. I really enjoyed my internship in the Philippines and helped countless moms to put their babies in the world! I like to offer my home care, it allows me to get to know people better in their personal environment to provide the most appropriate care. In addition to my passion for midwifery, I love to travel, I sing in a pop music choir and I play guitar.
My name is Thomas. After my nursing studies Brussels, I started working at the Saint Jean Clinic in Brussels. At first I was working at the intensive care unit and now I'm working in a surgery department. Working for Wheel of Care gives me the ability to combine my passion for patient care with my love for cycling.
My name is Julie. I followed the development of the Wheel Of Care project since the beginning via social networks and then got the chance to jump on board. Interested in the environment and health, I earned my bachelor's degree in nursing in addition to my cheese master studies. I worked in a psychiatric hospital in South India for a year. Thanks to this trip, I learned to work autonomously and to grow my flexibility and adaptability skills. Home care creates the opportunity to offer customized quality care, taking care of the personality of the patient and his environment. This builds up a relationship that is right, healthy and honest. If I’m not riding my bike or stand behind my cheese counter, I am a beekeeper, I love to take sport challenges, I spend time with my friends and I search for new places in the world to discover!