2020

Recommendation to wear face masks remains, higher education internships may now resume

10/28/2020 Recommendation to wear face masks remains, higher education internships may now resume
The recommendation to wear a face mask in all public areas remains until 18 November, after which the situation will be reassessed. Internships from universities and classroom teaching in other schools of higher education will resume from 2 November. Restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people remain in effect until 30 November as a result of an earlier decision from the Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI). On Friday, the Corona Coordination Working Group will assess the continuation of a similar recommendation for private events.

Vaasa Hospital District appeals to Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI): Ban gatherings of more than 10 people in Vaasa Hospital District

10/9/2020 Vaasa Hospital District appeals to Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI): Ban gatherings of more than 10 people in Vaasa Hospital District
The Ostrobothnia Corona Coordination Group (Pohjanmaan koronakoordinaatioryhmä) made strong recommendations not to hold private gatherings of more than 10 people and also called upon AVI to ban public events and general meetings of more than 10 people. In addition, it has been recommended that the elderly and at-risk groups be protected by arranging so that visits to elderly care homes take place in the person's own room.

Vaasa Hospital District sends strong recommendation: Do not arrange or participate in gatherings of more than 50 people

10/7/2020 Vaasa Hospital District sends strong recommendation: Do not arrange or participate in gatherings of more than 50 people
On Tuesday afternoon, 6 October, the hospital district issued new recommendations for the Ostrobothnia region. A strong new recommendation is that no events for more than 50 people be held throughout Ostrobothnia until 25 October. As autumn holidays approach, citizens are also reminded to limit social contacts, stay at home, and avoid travelling.

Important message to the students concerning corona testing

10/6/2020 Important message to the students concerning corona testing
Major part of the people who have been informed to have coronavirus have been young adults of which the majority are living in Vaasa. Vaasa Hospital District will now remind all the students that you should not enter the main entrance when coming to the coronavirus test. See the map attached and guidelines beneath.

Epidemic continues to accelerate in Vaasa Hospital District, - check out the new recommendations

10/5/2020 Epidemic continues to accelerate in Vaasa Hospital District, - check out the new recommendations
On Sunday, the hospital district issued new recommendations regarding, among other things, that institutions of higher education switch to distance learning for two weeks. In addition, it is important to remember to wear face masks and maintain adequate social distancing measures. It is best to remain at home, even if the symptoms are only minor.

Coronavirus infection found

8/4/2020 Coronavirus infection found
A confirmed case of Coronavirus infection has been found in a person who visited restaurant Babilon, Vaasa from 19:00 to 21:00 on 27 July, dined on the terra...

Visits will continue to be restricted to protect patients and staff

5/29/2020 Visits will continue to be restricted to protect patients and staff
Restrictions on visits to Vaasa Central Hospital will remain in force even after 1 June. Although there are currently few coronavirus infections in Vaasa Hospital District, it is important to protect hospital patients and hospital staff from a potential new spread of the disease.

From full state of readiness to heightened readiness

5/5/2020 From full state of readiness to heightened readiness
At its meeting on 30 April, the Central Hospital's Emergency Management Group decided that the Central Hospital will move from a full state of readiness back to a state of enhanced readiness

Several people exposed to coronavirus infection at Vaasa Central Hospital

4/14/2020 Several people exposed to coronavirus infection at Vaasa Central Hospital
During Easter, two coronavirus infections were detected in Vaasa Hospital District, which affect the operation of the Central Hospital due to the exposures that took place there.

Vaasa Central Hospital moves to state of full readiness

4/9/2020 Vaasa Central Hospital moves to state of full readiness
Vaasa Hospital District is meeting the criteria caused by the coronavirus epidemic by moving the Central Hospital to a state of full readiness on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Vaasa Central Hospital has a separate Accident and Emergency (A&E) reception area for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection

4/7/2020 Vaasa Central Hospital has a separate Accident and Emergency (A&E) reception area for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, a separate infection reception area will be opened at the general Accident & Emergency (A&E) clinic of Vaasa Central Hospital on 7 April 2020.

Personal advice on hospital visit restrictions

4/7/2020 Personal advice on hospital visit restrictions
In order to help visitors to comply with the restrictions that apply to hospital visits, we now provide personal advice to those visiting the hospital. Service counsellors and patient transporters provide hospital visitors with written instructions and inform them about the current limitations.

Wards are being moved to prepare for potential coronavirus patients

4/1/2020 Wards are being moved to prepare for potential coronavirus patients
Vaasa Central Hospital is preparing for an increase in the number of coronavirus patients by moving the locations of wards in the hospital. On Wednesday 1 April, the oncology ward will move to the day unit in the E-building.

Returning from abroad - stay in quarantine for 14 days

3/30/2020 Returning from abroad - stay in quarantine for 14 days
Vaasa Central Hospital wants to remind everyone that individuals returning from abroad must remain in quarantine for 14 days after returning to Finland. This means avoiding all possible close contact and staying at home. The restriction also applies to asymptomatic travellers.

We protect the patient's right to privacy

3/25/2020 We protect the patient's right to privacy
The number of coronavirus cases found in the catchment area of Vaasa Hospital District can now be found on our website. From now on, we will update the information to the same location once a day, at approximately 11am if there is a change in the number.

Access to the hospital by outsiders is prohibited

3/17/2020 Access to the hospital by outsiders is prohibited
Vaasa Central Hospital will immediately implement the policy given by the Finnish Government on 16 March.  Except for certain exceptions, ward visits and oth...

Vaasa Hospital District will maintain the same policy on coronavirus testing as before

3/16/2020 Vaasa Hospital District will maintain the same policy on coronavirus testing as before
One new coronavirus infection has been identified in the Vaasa Hospital District. As we continue to slow down the spread of infections, testing will continue...

Recommendation that all hobby and leisure activities involving several people be discontinued

3/15/2020
Vaasa Hospital District and the City of Vaasa’s social services and healthcare sector recommend that all hobby and leisure activities involving more than one person be discontinued. In addition, the recommendation is not to participate in concerts, art exhibitions, screenings and other public events. These recommendations are valid until at least 30 March 2020.

What to do if a coronavirus infection is suspected?

2/5/2020 What to do if a coronavirus infection is suspected?
On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic an international health threat. In December 2019, severe cases of pneumonia were diagnosed in China and proven to have been caused by a new coronavirus (2019N-CoV). In addition to severe infections, the virus has also caused a number of mild respiratory infections. The epidemic is centred in Hubei Province and the City of Wuhan.