Our unit is focused on the acute care and rehabilitation of stroke patients. We treat all acute stroke patients in the hospital district. The unit is equipped to monitor and examine the neurological symptoms of the patients and perform necessary procedures, such as thrombolysis therapy.
After the acute care, patients are transferred to the neurological ward, a regional hospital or a health centre. A small percentage of the patients are discharged from the acute stroke unit.
We admit patients
- from the emergency room
- by ambulance (stroke alert patients)
- by a referral
- without a referral (urgent stroke patients)
A daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient ward treatment.
Mon to Sun: 12:30 pm to 2 pm and 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
There can be a maximum of two visitors at a time. You cannot bring flowers to the ward, and other gifts must be approved of by the health care staff.
We wish that each patient had a single contact person, via whom information is passed on to the next of kin and to the ward.
Expertise and competence
The stroke treatment team includes stroke neurologist, specialising physicians, nurses, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist, a social worker and, if required, a neuropsychologist.
We work continually to improve the acute care chain of stroke patients and to minimise the delay within the hospital. We have focused on the distribution of information to the patient and the next of kin in the form of a stroke folder and lectures to the next of kin about initial information.
Our ward is located in the modern facilities of the T-hospital. Acute stroke unit has 10 beds in rooms of 1-3 persons. There are two monitoring rooms, and they have a view to the patient rooms. There are two isolation rooms in the ward.
The rooms have a toilet, shower, TV and a phone. Considerate use of your own phone is permitted.
People in charge:
Head of division Pauli Ylikotila
vs head nurse Miia Sepponen
We are a part of the Turku University Hospital Neurocentre.