The goal of rehabilitation is to improve the patient's physical, mental and social functioning.
Most common causes for admission are:
- cerebrovascular diseases
- traumatic brain injuries
- difficult pain problems
- multiple trauma
- spinal cord injury
- limb amputation
- problems of the musculoskeletal system
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted. Due to the limited amount of beds, we cannot admit every patient even by referral, and our focus is on the primary rehabilitation of diseases and injuries.
A daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient ward treatment. Rehabilitation assessment is free for the patient. A clinic fee is collected from outpatient visits.
We organise information lectures about cerebrovascular disorders to the next of kin. In co-operation with the pain management clinic of Tyks, we organise information days for patients with chronic pains and their next of kin.
Mon to Sun 2 pm to 7 pm. The next of kin of the patient can visit the ward outside visiting hours.
Our duty is to operate the inpatient ward and outpatient services of medical rehabilitation for adult patients, including follow-up visits, and to promote the research of medical rehabilitation and rehabilitation positive thinking.
The rehabilitation team is composed of a physician, nurse, practical nurse, ward secretary, maintenance worker, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, social worker and a rehabilitation counsellor. We will assess the goals of the rehabilitation period and the rehabilitation plan after the inpatient stay together with the counsellor.
Weekend leaves from the ward are possible, if they do not hinder the rehabilitation process. When the treatment has advanced, we can also recommend home treatment practice in order to discover your ability to cope at home. The participation of the next of kin is important.
The team of our rehabilitation ward is valued highly among patients and health care professionals, and we have performed inpatient rehabilitation for 25 years already.
People in charge:
Head of section Jussi Posti
Neurologist Sinikka Tarvonen-Schröder, tel. 02 313 4276
Physiatrist Petteri Jokinen, tel. 02 313 4395
Head nurse Tiina Karppinen, tel. 02 313 4233
We are a part of the Turku University Hospital Neurocentre.