During intensive care, the patient and his/her vital functions are monitored constantly and supported by special methods as necessary. The aim of intensive care is to gain time for the effective treatment of the disease and recovery.
Most of our patients are admitted to intensive care due to an acute and severe injury or an acute illness. Some patients are scheduled to intensive care after a major surgery.
A team from the ICU responds to resuscitation calls within the hospital.
The ICU is on duty 24 hours a day. The national hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) centre is located in the ICU, and also on duty 24 hours a day.
A daily inpatient fee is collected from intensive care.
- Visiting hours are flexible. You can contact us by telephone about visiting. A good time for visiting is between 1 pm and 6 pm
- You can also enquire about the condition of your next of kin by telephone. To make the information flow fluent, we hope that one contact person is nominated among the patient's next of kin
- We hope to keep the visits short so that the necessary therapies and examinations can be carried out on time. Sometimes you may have to wait.
People in charge:
Head of department Mika Valtonen
Administrative head nurse Johanna Saarikko
Head nurse Tapio Korhonen
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Head of department Olli Arola
Assistant head nurse Kari Keski-Saari
In addition to providing treatment, the duties of a university hospital include research, development and education.
The ICU is a part of the service division of Perioperative Services, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management.