Residents of the city of Tampere can receive specialised medical care services in their own Hatanpää Hospital: Surgery, medical, infectious diseases and general practice wards are located in the main hospital (Hatanpään kantasairaala). Neurology and geriatrics are in the park hospital (Hatanpään puistosairaala).
You will receive treatment with a referral. The hospital has 368 beds.
The hospital’s operations have been organised in four service lines: the service line of surgery, the service line of neurology, the service line of internal medicine and the service line of general practice and geriatrics.
A patient’s treatment is executed with individual care and rehabilitation that derives from the needs of the patient. Treatment is carried out in multiprofessional teams.
The specialist fields of the service line of surgery include anaesthesia, general surgery, gastric surgery, blood vessel surgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, hand surgery, children's surgery, gynaecology, ear diseases and eye diseases.
The most common procedures at the outpatient clinic (Erikoispoliklnikka) are gastroscopies, colonoscopies and medical terminations of pregnancies.
The central maternity clinic and ear and eye unit support the operations of the basic health care child welfare clinics. In addition, otologists and gynaecologists perform day surgery.
The service line of surgery has three inpatient wards: B2, B3 and A2. Urology, blood vessel surgery and plastic surgery are located in ward B2. General surgery and gastric surgery are in ward B3, and orthopaedics and traumatology in A2.
The surgical procedures are divided into day surgery and surgical operations performed in cooperation with the inpatient ward. Day surgery has four wards and surgical operations five.
The most common day surgery procedures are hernia operations, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, gallbladder surgery, tubing of ears and gynaecological sterilisations. Patients who need prostate and kidney operations, colorectal cancer surgery, breast cancer surgery and thyroid surgery are admitted to the inpatient ward for treatment.
The inpatient ward operations and the control ward enable operations on patients with multiple diseases or elderly patients. Hatanpää Hospital is not responsible for emergency surgery or surgery requiring intensive care, as these are services provided by the Tampere University Hospital.
The special field of neurology include the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of muscles and the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system). Neurology outpatient clinic and bed wards are located in the Hatanpää park hospital.
The neurology outpatient clinic is responsible for the neurological treatment of adult (over 15 years old) outpatients who are residents of the city of Tampere.
Wards V1 and V2 are neurological inpatient wards with 32 beds, and most patients are admitted there from the Tampere University Hospital.
The patient comes to the neurological outpatient clinic with a referral. The patient will receive this referral from a doctor of the Tampere University Hospital, health centre, private clinic, occupational health services, another hospital or department.
Patients come to the inpatient wards mainly from the departments of neurology and neurosurgery of the Tampere University Hospital. Some also come straight from home for a rehabilitation and assessment period.
In the ward, rehabilitation is organised, medical care is assessed and the need for assisting devices is revised. Treatment times vary from a few days to up to months.
The service line of internal medicine includes four inpatient wards, infectious diseases, home hospital services and rheumatology.
Internal medicine has three inpatient wards: A4, B4 and B5. Each ward has its own patient groups they are specialised in treating.
Infectious diseases ward B1 is the treatment facility for patients with an infectious disease in need of hospital treatment in the Tampere region. The diseases most commonly treated at the ward are pneumonia, urinary tract or skin infections, cuts in legs and MRSA.
Home hospital services (acute home care) enable the home care of patients requiring acute specialised medical care in their own homes when the patients and their relatives are willing to do it. Treatment time at home hospital is 1–2 weeks on average.
At the outpatient clinic for rheumatic diseases, over 16-year-old residents of the city of Tampere are treated for inflammatory rheumatism.
Most customers of the service line of internal medicine come for treatment from the First Aid Unit Acuta or from the inpatient wards of Tampere University Hospital.
The service line of general practice and geriatrics provides a place for immediate continuation treatment for patients requiring acute medical attention but not treatment under the service lines of internal medicine, neurology or surgery.
Hatanpää Hospital has two general practice wards, A3 and A5, and two geriatric wards: U2 and V3.
In ward A3, patients requiring short-term further treatment and rehabilitation after an operation or a trauma are treated, and ward A5 treats patients requiring short-term, acute hospital care.
In wards U2 and V3, elderly patients requiring acute hospital care are treated.
Patients come to be treated firstly from the First Aid Unit Acuta and from the specialist medical care hospital wards.
In addition to the service lines, Hatanpää Hospital has imaging and rehabilitation as clinical support services.
Imaging includes X-ray, ultrasound, contrast medium, mammography, computed tomography and magnetic examinations. For the imaging services, the patient requires a referral by a health centre doctor. The examination happens by appointment, excluding acute examinations. The appointment is usually made in connection with a visit to a doctor.
Imaging operates in three different locations: Hatanpää Hospital, Breast clinic on the Hatanpää cape and Kauppi Hospital.
The department of physiatrics is responsible for the examinations and consultation services of a doctor specialised in physiatrics, individual and group physical therapy and occupational therapy of the patients receiving treatment in the Hatanpää Hospital.
The arthrosis outpatient clinic is part of the department of physiatrics. There, movement and capacity assessment are carried out for arthrosis patients, and patients recovering from or going for endoprosthesis operations are instructed and monitored.
Social workers inform and advice patients about social services and social security issues. They can also give practical assistance for patients if needed. In co-operation with ward personnel social workers evaluate patients need for facilities and services in daily life. They coordinate and arrange home care services in collaboration with municipal home care department, private and informal sector. In addition social workers can provide psychosocial support to patient with acute, chronic or terminal illness, not forgetting relatives.