Turku University Hospital (TYKS)

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Turku, Finland

Hospital description

The hospital serves as the central hospital for the Southwest of Finland. It is located near the city centre of Turku and the university, and has hospitals in the towns of Raisio and Paimio. The hospital unit in Paimio operates in a former tuberculosis sanatorium, the Paimio Sanatorium, which was designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

The hospital is owned and operated by the Hospital District of Southwest Finland which is a joint municipal authority responsible for production of specialized medical services in the region.

The hospital has been affiliated with the University of Turku since 1958 and it is used as a teaching hospital by the Faculty of Medicine. Approximately 1,500 students in medicine and nursery practice there every year.
Having been founded in 1756, it is the second oldest hospital in the Nordic countries, after Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.

The hospital’s operation and service divisions:
Expert Services
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Clinical Neurosciences
Surgery and Cancer Diseases
Heart Centre
Perioperative Services, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management
Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System
Department of Digestive Surgery and Urology


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Finnish, Swedish
Funding Status Public


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