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 Paediatric Emergency Clinic

Contact information

Street address

Tyks Lighthouse Hospital, 2nd floor, section H
Savitehtaankatu 5, Turku

Mon to Fri 8 am to 3:30 pm


02 313 1420

Calls from professionals and public authority, 02 313 0000


02 313 1434

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku​​

 Paediatric Emergency Clinic

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Hospital clowns are watching while doctor is treating a toy-seal on paediatric emergency clinic

Call 02 313 1420 first.
In case of emergency always call 112.

When your child gets sick, call our telephone service.  Our professional health care workers can advise you in matters related to the health of your child and they will help you to decide how urgent treatment is needed.  There is a nurse answering at the telephone service from 7 AM to 10 PM (7–22 hours).  Outside of these hours, a call-back system is in use.  During rush and night hours there may be some delay before you will get the back call.

Our on-call service is located in the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine within the U-hospital.  We are open 24/7 and admit pediatric emergency patients, i.e., patients under 16 years of age.  Patients who have had an accident (trauma patients) are admitted to the pediatric emergency clinic except children who need ambulance transport.  These children are admitted to the joint emergency services located in the T Hospital. If you aren't certain where your child should be treated, just call 02 313 1420.

Our aim is to provide family-oriented treatment and guidance of high quality of different pediatric conditions.

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

Emergency services elsewhere in the region

In addition to the Tyks Hospital in Turku, the Salo Hospital provides on-call emergency services 24/7 for families with children.  The emergency services of the hospitals in Loimaa and Uusikaupunki (the Vakka-Suomi hospital) close at 10 PM (22 hours).


When you arrive by car to the emergency services, we recommend that you park in multi-story car park number 17 or number 23 (please see the map).  Here is more information about parking in the hospital area.

Tyks area's map. On the map there is shown where are parkinghalls 2 and 3

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hoito ja tutkimukset



Department of paediatrics and adolescent medicine

The Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is primarily responsible for specialized medical care of children and young people living the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa. Nevertheless, patients may seek treatment at our department by referral from a physician from anywhere in Finland. Within the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, all in-patient (ward) services for children and young people are located in the Tyks Main Hospital (U-Hospital) in Turku. Open care units operate in the U-Hospital and in the regional hospitals, e.g., in Salo, where there is an open care unit for children and young people.    

Children and young people aged 0–16 years are treated for acute and chronic medical conditions in the specialties of paediatrics, pediatric surgery and pediatric neurology. The operational division of paediatrics and adolescence medicine covers the following sections:  

  • Medical care of children and young people
  • Neonatal care
  • Treatment of children and young people with haematological and malignant illnesses
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Paediatric neurology

There are also training jobs for reserve personnel at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Applications for all training positions must be submitted through the Jobiili portal.  The minimum uninterrupted duration of a training position is three weeks.  At the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine you will be part of a multiprofessional team and provide nursing care for children and young people. During your training period you will become acquainted with children and young people and their families and contribute to family-centred care. Please check the provisions and qualifications for the training positions (lower down on this page) 

Special matters to consider for trainees at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine:

  • The trainee must have had or must have been vaccinated against chicken pox (varicellae) and measles (morbilli) before he/she may work at the department.
  • If you are coming for a trainee period during January to March, we recommend that you are vaccinated against influenza on beforehand.
  • A student applying for a training position who has been involved in patient work or has worked in a hospital or institution abroad, must provide one negative MRSA sample  taken from the nostrils and any skin cuts, wounds or sores before he/she may start the training period.
  • The patients treated in the department are below the age of 18 years. Before you may begin your training period you must present a criminal records transcript that is in force.   

Before staring you training period:

  • See to it that your CV is up-to-date.
  • You have acquired a health care smart card (terveydenhuollon varmennekortti) before you start your training period.

Welcome as a trainee!

Tarkempi kuvaus hoitotyön opiskelijoille

Toys in Paediatric emergency clinic's waiting hall.

In our waiting hall there are books and magazines, toys, a television set and a microwave for warming food for the children.

Patients who must be isolated (due to conditions like diarrhoea or chicken pox) are not allowed to use the common waiting hall. Our hospital clowns may be there to entertain your children while you are waiting in the emergency unit.

Responsible persons:

Anna-Maija Kujari, responsible specialist physician, telephone 02 313 5850
Anne Kellokangas, head nurse of department, telephone 02 313 8799
Sanna Sederholm, acting assistant head nurse of department, telephone 02 313 9420

Päivitetty: 14/02/2022 09:40