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 (0)77 465 6767.

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

Daphne Kerremans

M: +31 (0)6 1153 7490
E: da.kerremans@minvws.nl

  • Disability care
  • Labour market policy
  • Personal budget (PGB)
  • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

Axel Dees

M: +31 (0)6 1594 3788
E: aj.dees@minvws.nl

  • Elderly care
  • Social support
  • Medical ethical issues
  • Home-based nursing care

Tom Kummel

M: +31 (0)6 5264 1873
E: tb.kummel@minvws.nl

  • Youth policy, the Youth Act and youth healthcare
  • Domestic violence and child abuse

Martijn Janssen

M: +31 (0)6 1137 6121
E: martijn.janssen@minvws.nl

Spokespersons for Minister Bruno Bruins

Inge Freriksen

T: +31 (0)70 340 6562
M: +31 (0)6 1536 9350
E: i.freriksen@minvws.nl

  • Curative care
  • Patients’ rights
  • Healthcare system
  • Labour market policy and training
  • Legal cannabis cultivation experiment
  • Recreational drugs (cannabis)

Ole Heil

T: +31 (0)70 340 5083
M: +31 (0)6 1179 7431
E: o.heil@minvws.nl

  • Pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical technology
  • Health insurance
  • Macro-economic issues
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Sport
  • Health protection
  • Control of infectious diseases
  • Food safety
  • Product safety

Tom Elbersen

T: +31 (0)70 340 5676
M: +31 (0)6 1187 6363
E: t.elbersen@minvws.nl

  • eHealth
  • Organ donation

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

Ruben van Dorssen

T: +31 (0)70 340 5387
M: +31 (0)6 1503 5004
E: ruben.vandorssen@minvws.nl

  • Prevention
  • Health promotion (lifestyle)
  • Community service

Leonne Gartz

T: +31 (0)70 340 5937
M: +31 (0)6 1508 4912
E: l.gartz@minvws.nl

  • Mental healthcare
  • War victims and former members of the resistance
  • Ministry affairs relating to Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Emilie Westerouen van Meeteren

M: +31 (0)6 1191 9781
E: emilie.wvm@minvws.nl

  • Community shelter and assisted living
  • Recreational drugs (except cannabis)

Tom Wisseborn

M: +31 (0)6 1178 4362
E: tr.wisseborn@minvws.nl