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 Family and Neonatal Ward

Contact information

​Street address

Tyks Lighthouse hospital
Lift A, 8th floor, to the right
Savitehtaankatu 5, Turku


02 313 1000

The Customer service line to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology around the clock

02 313 2310
Breastfeeding clinic's appointment
Mon to Fri 1 pm to 2 pm

02 313 1300
Information line
Mon to Fri 8 am to 3 pm, Sat 9 am to 3 pm

Special outpatient clinics

Early postnatal discharge clinic: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 1 pm to 3 pm

Nurse's practice: Mon to Sun 12:30 pm to 3 pm

Breastfeeding clinic: Tue and Fri 9 am to 4 pm

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

 Family and Neonatal Ward

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Nurses and two newborn babies.
Our wards treat the mothers and infants born via vaginal delivery or a caesarean section. We act according to the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO). We monitor the condition of both mother and child. We strive to support the holistic recovery from childbirth, the onset of breastfeeding and initiating the interaction between the child and the parents.

We admit patients from the delivery ward after childbirth. We admit discharged mothers and infants as emergency patients, if they still require treatment.

A daily inpatient fee or a clinic fee is collected, depending on the visit. See client fees.

The use of the family room is subject to a daily inpatient fee from both of the parents. There are limited family room beds.


Support person and baby’s siblings can visit between 8 am and 8 pm. In addition baby's grandparents can visit between 6 pm and 7 pm. Ongoing epidemics and pandemics caused by corona virus, RS virus and other infectious diseases can cause changes in visiting policy. 

Special outpatient clinics

There are three special outpatient clinics in our unit: breastfeeding clinic, early postnatal discharge clinic and a nurse's practice. Click “More information” for additional information about these clinics.


You can find us on the 8th and 3rd floors of Tyks Lighthouse Hospital. The family and neonatal ward is a rooming-in ward with single and double rooms. Almost all rooms can be turned into family rooms, circumstances permitting. 

You can ask if there are family rooms available when you are transferred to the maternity ward after the delivery. You can have a family room if your spouse can stay at the ward with you around the clock. Older siblings cannot stay in a family room.

 The rooms have lockers for your personal belongings, but the space in the lockers is limited. We recommend that you bring your own toiletries. You can wear your own clothes and shoes if you wish.

Special outpatient clinics

Breastfeeding outpatient clinic

Families are supported at the breastfeeding outpatient clinic by the trained midwives of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology with a degree on lactation training or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant certificate. We help in the challenges presented by breastfeeding, such as the sufficiency of milk, correct lactation position and the infant's refusal to suckle. Breastfeeding visits can be already planned during pregnancy if the previous breastfeeding has not succeeded or special complications are to be expected (e.g. the infant has a cleft lip).

Families come to the breastfeeding ward from the child health clinic by a nurse's or a physician's referral or after childbirth while admitted in the hospital. When you get a referral, schedule an appointment with the ward secretary (Mon to Fri 1 pm to 2 pm). A clinic fee is collected from your visit.

Early postnatal discharge outpatient clinic

The ward functions as a support to the family who have been discharged early, when the infant is less than 48 hours old. Families are seen by a work pair of a paediatrician and a midwife. Visits to the ward are free.

Nurse's practice

The nurse's practice functions as a support to the family's discharge. The family can be scheduled an appointment to the nurse's clinic when discharged. The midwives of the clinic will monitor the infant's weight development and jaundice. Visits to the clinic are free.

People in charge

Specialist physician Kaisa Holmberg, tel. 02 313 5810
Paediatrician in charge Kalle Korhonen, tel. 02 313 0795
Head nurse Anne Murtojärvi, tel. 02 313 5911

Assistant head nurse Hanna-Kaisa Kuitunen, tel. 02 313 1340
Assistant head nurse Eila Lahti tel. 02 314 4074

We are a part of the Tyks operational division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Päivitetty: 12/05/2022 15:09