The majority of the patients at the Neurology Inpatient Ward suffer from disturbances of cerebral circulation or consciousness. Initial care of emergency patients and the start of their rehabilitation are centralised at the ward. The approach of the treatment has a strong focus on early rehabilitation.

The 28-bed ward is also the place for emergency treatment assessments for patients suffering from epilepsy, motor disorders, memory disorders, neuroimmunological problems, or muscle diseases. In addition, the ward is equipped with a video EEG unit for epilepsy examinations.

Neurology Outpatient Clinic

Patients are admitted to the Neurology Outpatient Clinic, based on a referral from a physician, to resolve the cause of new neurological symptoms or symptoms disrupting performance, and also to ascertain the treatment to be given. Treatment and rehabilitation plans are drafted also as part of the assessment of chronic neurological diseases.

The high-quality treatment of brain diseases at the outpatient clinic also includes disease-specific examinations with regard to the patient's abilities to drive and work.  Depending on the severity of the disease, responsibility for the follow up of patients lies with either special health care or, under instructions, with basic health care.

A visit to the outpatient clinic involves multidisciplinary clarifications. For this reason, patients are often required to undergo examinations before their doctor's appointment. Such examinations may include imaging studies, laboratory examinations, examination by a neuropsychologist, and/or standardised interviews with a nurse, memory nurse, or rehabilitation counselor.

In many cases, we discuss treatments of neurological conditions in treatment groups that comprise experts from a range of specialities:

  • Brain injuries and rehabilitation
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Motor disorder diseases and deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Memory disorders
  • Symptom diagnostics (e.g. headache, dizziness, muscle symptoms)

Contact Information

Neurology Outpatient Clinic B3253
tel. (+358) 17 173 003, fax 017 173 031
Chief Physician Päivi Hartikainen
Puijo Hospital, C, floor 1
Kuopio, Finland

Neurology Inpatient Ward B2253
tel. (+358) 17 173 130
Chief Physician Jaana Autere
Puijo Hospital, C, floor 5
Kuopio, Finland