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.
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.
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.
Based on the position of the Finnish Gynaecological Association and the joint decision of all Finnish maternity hospitals, Vaasa Central Hospital will also follow new directives.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.