We function as an emergency ward, where children and adolescents suffering from infectious diseases are treated. We are open 24 hours a day. We admit patients
- via the paediatric emergency clinic
- from other paediatric wards
- from other hospitals (e.g. patients from Helsinki university hospital who have undergone heart surgery)
A daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient ward treatment.
Hospital clowns visit our ward weekly. The crafting instructor of our clinic visits our ward as well.
You can meet with a physiotherapist, dietician or a social worker if you want to.
There are open visiting hours in our ward. We wish that each patient has a maximum of two visitors at a time. One of the parents can stay overnight. We do not recommend that children of school age visit the ward in order to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases.
Children are primarily treated in single rooms.
The so called big child rooms include a toilet, shower and a bath tub. Smaller children's rooms have a bath tub. There is a toilet for parents in the hallway.
There is no play room in our ward, because patients recover in their own rooms to prevent spreading infections.
We have toys, books, games and videos that patients can take into their rooms.
We actively perform scientific study about the diagnostics and treatment of inflammations of the respiratory tract.
The ward is open 24 hours a day, open visiting hours
People in charge:
Head of department Ville Peltola, tel. 02 313 2415
Head nurse Marianne Lövgren, tel. 02 313 2615
Assistant head nurse Sanna Korkka, tel. 02 313 9420
We are a part of the Tyks operational division of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.