2020

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.

Changes in the Maternity Unit: A symptom-free partner may be present in the delivery room but not in the operating theatre

4/7/2020 Changes in the Maternity Unit: A symptom-free partner may be present in the delivery room but not in the operating theatre
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.

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.