We treat chronically ill children and adolescents, with the whole family in consideration. Our ward is responsible for the autologous stem cell transplantations of children as a part of the stem cell transplantation unit of Tyks. The outpatient clinic for paediatric and adolescent haematology/oncology is located in UC7 and partly also in the same facilities as the inpatient ward.
You need a doctor's
referral to be admitted. Our ward works as an emergency ward as well. Oncological patients treated in our ward with acute problems are admitted directly to the inpatient ward. New patients are admitted via the joint emergency of the clinic.
A clinic fee is collected from your visit, and a daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient ward treatment.
Parents and other family members can stay at the Meri-Karina activity and service centre for free. Staying in some hotels is also possible, but you must pay the sum that exceeds the Kela allowance yourself.
You can visit a physiotherapist, dietician, psychiatric nurse, psychiatrist, hospital chaplain or a teacher during your inpatient stay.
There are open visiting hours and a possibility for one of the parents to stay overnight in our ward.
Personal belongings are kept in patient rooms.
There is a play/coffee room for patients and adults.
There is a kitchen especially for the patients in the ward.
TVs and games consoles can be found in patient rooms, and the ward has laptops and many other activities for the patients and their parents.
Our ward is regularly visited by hospital clowns and crafting instructors.
We co-operate with various research and activity parties. We received the Achiever of the year of the hospital district award in 2011 for children and adolescent's stem cell transplantation operations.
In 2013 we received the Respect award from FC Inter and Veikkausliiga for distinguished and important work.
People in charge:
Head of department Päivi Lähteenmäki, tel. 02 313 1416
Head nurse Riitta Maija Hokkanen, tel. 02 313 3416
We are a part of the Tyks operational division of
the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.