Intensive Care

Seriously ill patients who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering, from the failure of one or more vital functions are treated at the Intensive Care Unit and at the high dependency unit. During intensive care, the patients are observed continuously. Their vital functions are monitored and maintained with special equipment.

The Intensive Care Unit also treats cardiovascular and neurosurgical patients who need postoperative intensive care. Patients in the high dependency unit suffer, or are at risk of suffering, from an acute disorder of one vital function.

Patients are moved between the ICU and the high dependency unit, depending on the level of treatment they require.

Medical Emergency Team (MET) operations

In addition to the hospital's resuscitation and trauma team operations, the Intensive Care Unit's division handles MET operations (Medical Emergency Team). This team is formed by an Intensive Care Unit physician and a registered nurse. Under certain criteria (consciousness, breathing, circulation and patient´s general condition) the wards can call the team for a consultation visit. The objective is to identify critically ill patients in time and start the treatment earlier rather than later.

Contact Information

Intensive Care Unit 4361
Puijo Hospital, Kaari Hospital, K, floor 2
tel. (+358) 17 258 0400
Visiting hours Mon–Fri 1 p.m.–2 p.m. and 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Stepani Bendel
Center of Excellence Leader
tel. (+358) 44 711 5539

Ari Uusaro
Chief Physician, Intensive Care Professor
tel. (+358) 44 711 3399

Ilkka Parviainen
Chief Physician
tel. (+358) 44 711 3385

Arja Konttinen
Director of Nursing
tel. (+358) 44 717 4600

Ulla Kesti
Head Nurse
tel. (+358) 44 717 3427

Eija Ryhänen
Secretary, administration
tel. (+358) 44 711 3398