Throughout its history, the fertility center at CHU Saint-Pierre has been a pioneer in many areas and on numerous occasions. The various leaders who have succeeded one another have also managed to give it a distinct identity among others. In addition, they have demonstrated an open-mindedness by continuously adapting to the changes in our society.

The following examples bear witness to this:

  • In 1981, the center attached to the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) was at the time the first French-speaking university center.
  • In 1983, the birth of the first test-tube baby in Belgium took place within our center.
  • In the early 1990s, the center was reorganized towards a more multidisciplinary approach to fertility. Subsequently, psychosocial care found its legitimacy.
  • In 1998, the center received its accreditation as a type B reproductive medicine center, becoming part of the law as a center of the Brussels public network and thus the reference center for the IRIS network.
    • The beginning of the 2000s was marked by the opening of our center to patients with infectious diseases. This was a pioneering activity in Belgium, and the center remains a reference in this regard.
    • In 2008, the CHU Saint-Pierre fertility center became the first French-speaking center to obtain the ISO9001 quality label. This certificate symbolizes the motivation and genuine commitment to improving the care of our patients.
    • Since 2010, our center has been legally registered as a bank for human bodily material with the FAMHP (Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products).
    • In 2012, we created the first true website on reproductive medicine in French-speaking Belgium through a grant. Two years later, a forum was added for our patients.
    • In July 2015, a new “Clean Room” laboratory was put into operation.
    • In 2017, our new fertility clinic was inaugurated, fully designed to centralize “around” the patient and well-being at work.
    • In 2018, in collaboration and under the impetus of the quality management of the CHU Saint-Pierre, we launched the first large multi-center satisfaction survey in reproductive medicine. From this survey, we emerged with exceptional overall results:
      • 95% of our patients were satisfied to very satisfied with their treatment.
      • 97% of our patients would recommend our fertility center to a family member or friend in case of need.
    • We have the 2 legal accreditations necessary for the proper implementation of our activities, and we still hold our ISO9001:2015 certificate to this day. In addition, we are enthusiastically involved in the accreditation process of the hospital according to Accreditation Canada standards.


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