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Paediatric Day Hospital

Contact information

Street address (UC6)

Tyks U-hospital
Building 3
Entrance B, 6th floor
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8,
Turku

Office hours

Mon
8 am to 4 pm
Tue to Fri
7 am to 6 pm

Telephone

02 313 1412 ward
02 313 0803 secretary

Fax

02 313 9412

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku​

Paediatric Day Hospital

Our hospital includes outpatient clinics of endocrinology, metabolism, arthritis, kidney and organ transplantation. The outpatient clinics of cardiology and social paediatrics operate in the 3rd floor, and the teaching outpatient clinic is located in building 9.

We treat children and adolescents under 16 years old, whose treatment and examination lasts no more than 10 hours. Every child has their height and weight measured, and some children have their blood pressure measured in addition to blood sampling. Due to this, children usually need to stay without food or drink before arriving. An intravenous cannula is often inserted in the child before examination. The visit may include a physician's practice visit, and a dietitian, physiotherapist or rehabilitation counsellor can visit the child and family.

During spring and autumn, medical and nursing students may visit the ward.

Imaging studies, namely magnetic imaging under anaesthesia, are conducted via the ward.  Endoscopy of the intestinal canal performed in the ward, some of the isotope examinations and some of the local treatment of joints are performed under anaesthesia. Most of the local treatment of joints is performed under nitrous oxide anaesthesia, so the child does not need to be without food beforehand, and can be discharged after a short period of monitoring.

The ward also administers different infusion therapy for children and adolescents suffering from arthritis and intestinal diseases and performs studies of growth hormone and other hormonal activity and provides hyposensitisation and challenge therapy.

You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.

A clinic fee is collected from your visit.

There are two large patient rooms and an isolation room for day hospital patients. There is a common waiting lobby with a TV, some magazines and toys in the ward. There is a small corner kitchen for parents with a possibility to store your packed lunch and make coffee. Scheduled appointments operate in the corner rooms of our ward.

We emphasise patient and family centredness in our activity and aim to make every visit as fluent as possible without unnecessary waiting times. We also offer afternoon appointments so that children can be administered medicine after school or day care, for example.

People in charge:

Head of department Leena Kainulainen, tel. 02 313 0737

Head nurse Iiris Lehtomaa, tel. 02 313 2508

We are a part of the Tyks Operational division of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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