Oulu University Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Oulu, Finland

Hospital description

Oulu University Hospital is the northernmost of five university central hospitals in Finland. The hospital currently provides treatment for the people in the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and northern Finland in general. It also offers medical services to Scandinavia and other parts of the world.
The hospital utilizes the latest international knowledge and equipment in all specialized branches of medicine. Its’ various departments and wards employ a total staff of more than 4,500 highly trained professionals, including world-class surgeons and experts. The hospital has the capacity to handle the most demanding emergencies and the Intensive Care Unit is one the best in Europe.  Special emphasis is placed on personal treatment for each patient.
Oulu University Hospital is also used for teaching purposes by the Faculty of Medicine, the professors acting as senior physicians in their specialized clinical fields. The hospital has close co-operation with the adjacent Medipolis centre, a concentration of medical and biotechnical companies, and the Kastelli Research Centre.
Other units on the same premises are the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in Human Reproduction and the Population and Family Welfare Federation’s Fertility Clinic.
In addition to the Oulu University Hospital, the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District also owns and operates two other units: Oulaskangas Hospital and Visala Hospital.

Some of the departments represented by the hospital are: Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency and Intensive care


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


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