The main partner institutes of the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology are the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (WKZ), the Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL) and the Hubrecht Institute, which is a scientific research center. UMC Utrecht/WKZ and the Hubrecht Institute are located at The Uithof in Utrecht. These organizations were a major incentive to establish the Princess Maxima Center at this site. The organizations will jointly use costly facilities and cooperate on procuring services and developing new care concepts. Some scientific research facilities will be shared with research groups at the UMC Utrecht/WKZ, the NKI-AVL and the Hubrecht Institute.
The establishment of the Princess Máxima Center strengthens the position of the UMC Utrecht/WKZ, not only as a leading center in pediatrics, but also in oncology. The UMC Utrecht, together with the NKI-AVL, have set up an oncology center for adults in The Uithof. The Princess Máxima Center will offer a unique combination of care for both children and adults. In particular, this will enable the joint care of adolescents and the monitoring of late effects. The UMC Utrecht has demonstrated it's preparedness to invest in an intensive cooperation to work together to achieve the highest quality of care and to make the greatest impact in research.
The goal is to construct a new, well-integrated building and to achieve operational excellence and synergy. Integrating expensive and complex wards and utilizing existing facilities will achieve significant investment and operational benefits, as well as a higher quality of care.
We cooperate and conduct business with a large number of organizations. Many organizations are active in various ways on the pediatric oncology ward, if only indirectly. See below for the urls of a selection of these organizations.
Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate
Kika Foundation (Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij)
Kopvol - Architecture & Psychology
Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding)
LIAG architects and construction consultants
Ministry of Health, Well-being, and Sports
National Cancer Control Program
Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital
Dutch Federation of Cancer Organizations
Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
National Child and Hospital Association
Pediatric Oncology Foundation (SKION)
Tom Voûte Fund
Quality of Life Foundation
Villa Joep Foundation
Twynstra Gudde consultants and managers
Dutch Childhood Cancer Parent Organization
Numerous stakeholders have given an endorsement or have provided advice and practical support to the Princess Máxima Center. Click and read more.