Employing 8,536 people, CHU Brussels is the largest hospital employer in the Brussels Region. It is placed in the top ten employers of the Region, all sectors combined18.
These jobs amount to 6,778 salaried staff (5,550 FTE), 425 secondments (330 FTE), 96 Interims (107 FTE) and 1,237 independent healthcare professionals19, principally paramedics and physicians.
No. 1 employer
in the Brussels hospital sector
In top 10
of Brussels employers all sectors combined
Hospital sector (public + private) in Belgium = 147,000 FTE
Hospital sector (public + private) in Brussels = 24,000 FTE
Source : FPS Public Health 2014.
CHU Brussels employs workers with all levels of qualifications, but predominantly those who have received further and higher education (66%). Medical professionals, scientific staff (pharmacists among others), paramedics and nursing staff account for around 70% of salaried staff.
Breakdown of CHU Brussels salaried staff by professional category
CHU Brussels is a provider of jobs for all academic levels, insofar as it outsources very few. 34% of salaried staff members (around 2,400 people) are non-graduates. With a sustained and accessible training policy at all qualification levels, CHU Brussels is a key player in the economic and social development of the Region.
Breakdown of CHU Brussels salaried staff by academic level
Breakdown of CHU Brussels salaried staff by age group
CHU Brussels employs around 4,700 people20 (55% of staff members) who reside in the Brussels Region. These are the districts of the City of Brussels, Jette, Anderlecht, and Schaerbeek, which house most of CHU Brussels’ salaried staff. Other staff members reside in the Flemish Region (26%) and the Walloon Region (19%).
of staff members reside in the Brussels Region
Distribution in the active population of districts of CHU Brussels salaried staff residing in these municipalities.
Sources : total population: FPS Interior (data 2016) – employment rates : BISA (data 2012).
18After eliminating the effects on registered offices brought about by certain companies whose registered offices are in the Brussels Region but whose salaried staff work in another region (SNCB, BPost etc).
19These independents are paid per service. It is therefore not possible to estimate a number of FTE equivalents.
20Rate of 55% of salaried sta resident in the Brussels Region applied to members of sta as a whole (salaried, Interims, secondments and independents).