Information for the press

The contact details below for the press officers at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport are intended for members of the media only. If you are not a journalist, please use the contact form or phone 1400 (Monday to Friday, 8.00 to 20.00). If you are calling from outside the Netherlands, please dial
+31 70 214 02 14.

Contact details for questions about the coronavirus (press only)

Contact details for questions about COVID-19 are given by topic, below. Outside office hours, spokespersons are available for urgent questions only. Please note that spokespersons can be out of office during the summer holidays. Their out of office period can be found below. You can also email your questions to: perscoronavirus@minvws.nl. Your questions will be dealt with during office hours.

You might find answers to your questions also in: Coronavirus COVID-19
 

Coronavirus-related topic

Spokesperson

Phone number

General measures against COVID-19

Daphne Kerremans

+31 (0)6 11 53 74 90

COVID-19 Dashboard

Daphne Kerremans

+31 (0)6 11 53 74 90

Vaccines

Rinske Wieman

+31 (0)6 27 06 04 70

Testing

Annerijn Vink

+31 (0)6 25 29 04 52

IC capacity

Tom Elbersen

+31 (06) 54 66 30 21

Sports

Tom Elbersen

+31 (0)6 11 87 63 63

Caribbean parts of the Kingdom

Ruben van Dorssen

+31 (0)6 15 03 50 04

Innovative treatments

Jona Bootsma

+31 (0)6 21 10 19 39

Topics dealt with by other public bodies

Because of the high pressure of work, we do not answer questions on topics that fall under the remit of other public bodies. These topics and the organisations responsible are:

Spokespersons for Hugo de Jonge, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport

Daphne Kerremans

M: +31 (0)6 11 53 74 90
E: da.kerremans@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • General Measures against COVID-19
    • Covid Dashboard

Axel Dees

M: +31 (0)6 15 94 37 88
E: aj.dees@minvws.nl

  • Care:
    • Elderly care
    • Nursing homes
    • District nursing
    • Loneliness 
  • Medical ethical issues

Rinske Wieman

M: +31 (0)6 27 06 04 70
E: r.wieman@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • Vaccine strategy
    • Evaluation 

Annerijn Vink

M: +31 (0)6 15 94 37 88
E: jc.vink@minvws.nl

  • Corona:
    • Testing
    • CoronaCheck-app
    • Quarantine
  • Pandemic Preparedness
  • Future of our healthcare
     

Tom Elbersen

M: +31 (0)6 11 87 63 63
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • Cure:
    • IC-Capacity
    • Hospitals and rehabilitation care 
    • Curative care

Karim Mostafi

M: +31 (0)6 15 68 38 22
E: k.mostafi@minvws.nl

  • Health insurance
  • Control of infectious diseases and antimicribial resistance
  • Labour market policy
  • Legal cannabis cultivation experiment

Frerick Althof

M: +31 (0)6 21 14 56 05
E: fl.althof@minvws.nl

  • Personal budget (PGB)
  • Tenders in social care

Joeke Kootstra

M: +31 (0)6 21 17 41 69
E: jg.kootstra@minvws.nl

  • E-Health and ICT in healthcare
  • Data exchange policies in healthcare

Jona Bootsma

M: +31 (0)6 21 10 19 39
E: jg.bootsma@minvws.nl

  • Interview requests for Minister De Jonge
  • Corona: Innovative treatments

Thomas Breedveld

M: +31 (0)6 21 32 08 16
E: t.breedveld@minvws.nl

Spokespersons for Paul Blokhuis, State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport

Ruben van Dorssen

M: +31 (0)6 15 03 50 04
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention
  • Health promotion (lifestyle)
  • Community service
  • Ministry affairs relating to Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba
  • Unplanned pregnancies
  • Youth healthcare
  • Corporate

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

M: +31 (0)6 11 91 97 81
E: emilie.wvm@minvws.nl

  • Recreational drugs (except cannabis)
  • Programme for homeless youth
  • Youth policy and youth law
  • Domestic violence and child abuse

Jos Steehouder

M: +31 (0)6 16 29 86 29
E: jh.steehouder@minvws.nl

  • GGZ
  • Social sheltering

Tom Elbersen

M: +31 (0)6 11 87 63 63
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical technology
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Organ and blood donation
  • Sports

Karim Mostafi

M: +31 (0)6 15 68 38 22
E: k.mostafi@minvws.nl

  • Food safety and product safety
  • Health protection

Tim Bennebroek

M: +31 (0)6 44 93 65 66
E: tg.bennebroek@minvws.nl

Job Holzhauer

M: +31 (0)6 25 68 81 84
E: j.holzhauer@minvws.nl

  • Disability care