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.
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
PO Box 52
Hospital chaplain director Hilkka Kakko-Helle (mostly responsible for paediatric wards and department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
040 341 7355
Hospital chaplain Harri Heinonen (mostly responsible for oncology wards, lung diseases and heart wards)
040 341 735
Hospital chaplain Outi Ijäs (mostly responsible for psychiatry)
040 341 7362 (50% of post until 29th of February 2020)
Hospital chaplain Outi Ruohola (mostly responsible for neurology, internal medicine, digestive surgery and trauma wards)
040 2417 711 (50% of post until 29th of February 2020)
As our common field we serve:
The intensive care unit for adults, Tyks Acute and Turunmaa hospital.
Hospital chaplains in the Turku City Hospital:
Hanna Hella-Aro, 040 341 7554
Katri Helin, 040 341 7116
Anne Norvasuo, 040 2417 585 (mostly responsible for part of Turku and Kaarina's city's elderly care wards)
We are a part of the
Turku University Hospital expert services.
Person in charge: Hospital chaplain director Hilkka Kakko-Helle.