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Hospital Chaplains

We serve patients and the next of kin in Turku University Hospital, Turunmaa hospital and Turku City Hospital. As pastoral counsellors we work for the holistic treatment of patients. You can discuss about worrying matters with us confidentially.

You can contact us yourself via telephone or email, or you can ask the staff or the hospital exchange to contact us for you.

Our work includes

  • spiritual and mental support
  • supporting the bereaved or the ones who have lost their next of kin
  • pastoral counselling and crisis work after disasters, catastrophes or mass accidents
  • co-operation with the police and rescue officials
  • assessing the ethics of treatment

We are on duty on weekends from Fri 3 pm to Mon 8 am and on public holidays. Please ask the staff to contact us for you.

Each chaplain has their own calm and peaceful office for discussions.

Quiet rooms

There are two quiet rooms at the Turku University Hospital.

The quiet room in T-hospital is located near the canteen, next to a hospital chaplain's room, in the first floor.

The quiet room in A-hospital is in the main entrance lobby (4A), near the doorman's work room.

The street address of our office

Turku University Hospital, building 9, 4th floor
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, Turku

Postal address:

PO Box 52
20521 Turku

Telephone numbers

Hilkka Kakko-Helle

Hospital chaplain director Hilkka Kakko-Helle (mostly responsible for paediatric
wards, also crisis psychiatry)
040 341 7355

Harri Heinonen

Hospital chaplain Harri Heinonen (mostly responsible for oncology wards)
040 341 735

Outi Ijäs

Hospital chaplain Outi Ijäs
040 341 7362

Hospital chaplain Outi Ruohola (mostly responsible for internal medicine, surgery and neurology, also Turunmaa hospital) Will return 30th August 2019.

As our common field we serve the intensive care unit for adults and the joint emergency services.

Hospital chaplains in the Turku City Hospital:
Hanna Hella-Aro, 02 266 2405
Katri Helin, 040 341 7116

We are a part of the Turku University Hospital expert services.

Person in charge: Hospital chaplain director Hilkka Kakko-Helle.

Päivitetty: 07/02/2019 10:19
Luotu: 07/11/2014 19:23