[en] Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) represents a valuable exploration in critically ill pediatric patients. Early diagnosis allows care to be adjusted. We evaluated the feasibility, turnaround time (TAT), yield, and utility of rWGS in Belgium. Twenty-one unrelated critically ill patients were recruited from the neonatal intensive care units, the pediatric intensive care unit, and the neuropediatric unit, and offered rWGS as a first tier test. Libraries were prepared in the laboratory of human genetics of the University of Liège using Illumina DNA PCR-free protocol. Sequencing was performed on a NovaSeq 6000 in trio for 19 and in duo for two probands. The TAT was calculated from the sample reception to the validation of results. Clinical utility data were provided by treating physicians. A definite diagnosis was reached in twelve (57.5%) patients in 39.80 h on average (range: 37.05-43.7). An unsuspected diagnosis was identified in seven patients. rWGS guided care adjustments in diagnosed patients, including a gene therapy, an off-label drug trial and two condition-specific treatments. We successfully implemented the fastest rWGS platform in Europe and obtained one of the highest rWGS yields. This study establishes the path for a nationwide semi-centered rWGS network in Belgium.