Emergency Medical Services

Kuopio University Hospital District is responsible for arranging emergency medical services in North Savo. On an annual level, prehospital emergency care units handle more than 40,000 emergency tasks.

Kuopio University Hospital District administers the Prehospital Emergency Care Center for Kuopio University Hospital's specialist medical care area (North Savo, Central Finland, North Karelia, South Savo, and East Savo). The principle task of the center is to arrange prehospital emergency care services around the clock at the specialist level.

The on-call specialist in prehospital emergency care is stationed at the air ambulance base at Rissala Airport.  The Prehospital Emergency Care Center is also in charge of the radio network operations of social and health care authorities in Kuopio University Hospital's specialist medical care area.

Contact Information

In Case of Emergency
Call 112
More information

Administration
Puijo Hospital, building 1A, floor 3

Jouni Kurola
Chief Physician
tel. (+358) 44 717 4085

Pamela Hiltunen
Deputy Chief Physician
tel. (+358) 44 717 5042

Tarja Poikkeus
Director of Nursing
tel. (+358) 44 717 9632

Jouni Farin
Head Nurse
tel. (+358) 44 717 4251

Tiina Minkkinen
Head Nurse
tel. (+358) 44 717 9621

Pirkko Toikkanen
Secretary, administration
tel. (+358) 44 717 4370