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Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Contact information

Street address

Tyks, Lighthouse Hospital  Savitehtaankatu 5, Turku

4th floor, section H.


02 313 1414


02 313 3460

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

We treat severely ill children and adolescents under 16. Our largest patient groups are surgical trauma and operation patients requiring intensive care, severe infections, spasm patients, diabetic ketoacidosis patients and full-term infants. Some of the patients are placed in a respirator. Every patient is monitored and many laboratory analyses are performed by bedside equipment. We are the only paediatric intensive care ward in the hospital district of Southwest Finland.

There is also a resuscitation group in our ward, who perform all resuscitations of the U-hospital.

Our patients are admitted on an emergency basis without referrals.

Patients can be transferred to our ward directly from operation rooms, inpatient wards of other hospitals.

A daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient stay. Patients under 18 pay a maximum daily inpatient fee of 7 days a year.

An important part of our work is to take the whole family into account and to support the family members. In our ward, the parents can participate in the treatment of their child by assisting the staff.

Visiting hours

Open visiting hours for parents, primarily between 10 am and 10 pm. Other visitors need to be arranged separately.

The rooms in our ward are three person open rooms. In addition, we have two single isolation rooms. Every room has a TV and a DVD player.

There is a break room for the parents with a coffee maker in the ward.

If required, the patient's treatment can include special workers such as physiotherapists, social workers and dietitians.

Nurse Esko Roselli received the Achiever of the year award of the hospital district in 2013 for his work on developing children's emergency care simulation education.

People in charge:

Specialist physician Janne Kataja, tel. 02 313 0673

Head nurse Anu Luukkanen, tel. 050 358 9996

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

Päivitetty: 15/02/2022 10:24