EUHA Advice

Do you work at a university hospital that is part of EUHA and do you have important decisions to take or a new project to start? If you would like to include an external expert view or a benchmark study, you can count your peers at the EUHA hospitals as part of your network.

The aim of EUHA Advice is to facilitate expert advice or support between EUHA members in response to a specific problem, information needed or question expressed by a member. For example, to provide external views on a concrete project or to mobilise a team for a short period to help analyse a problem. Auditing and personal visits could also be part of a EUHA Advice project. This new way of collaboration aims to help find answers within specific, concrete projects, where a university hospital is looking for a solution with a short or medium term deadline. There is no limitation to any specific domain, e.g. topics could include information sharing on sustainable development strategy, advice for a renovation project, advice to prepare for international accreditations, etc.

This new way of collaboration aims to help find answers within specific, concrete projects, where a university hospital is looking for a solution with a short or medium term deadline.
There is no limitation to any specific domain, e.g. topics could include information sharing on sustainable development strategy, advice for a renovation project, advice to prepare for international accreditations, etc.

How does it work?

Any staff member can submit a request to EUHA Advice via their EUHA Advice contact point. These are:

  • AKH and MedUni Wien – Michael Peterlunger
  • AP-HP – Vera Asvanyi
  • Charité – Anna van Santen
  • Erasmus MC – Rosemarijn Steensma
  • Karolinska University Hospital – Anna Sahlström
  • King’s Health Partners – Joseph Casey
  • Ospedale San Raffaele – Federico Esposti
  • Vall d’Hebron – Fátima Núñez
  • UZ Leuven – Johan van Eldere

Hospitals, whose experts are willing to provide support, submit their contact details to the project leader of the inviting hospital. The inviting hospital will compose an advising team. Advising team and inviting teams will work together. In case of a benchmark study or information sharing the inviting hospital coordinates the collection or inputs directly. At the end of the project, a final summary shall be written by the inviting hospital and made available to EUHA members (taking into account confidentiality requirements).

The programme is based on reciprocity between the EUHA members. This is a not-for profit, so e.g. no consultancy fees are applied, only logistic and accommodation costs should be covered by the inviting partner. As such EUHA Advice does not have a specific budget for functioning. However, should the scope and nature of the project require significant resources, inviting and advising partners are recommended to establish a bilateral contract. The programme is not open for external parties.