Operating and Anesthesia Unit

Street address
Children's Hospital
Stenbäckinkatu 11, Helsinki

Postal address
P.O. Box 281, FIN-00029 HUS

Contact information
Office: 09 471 73720
Fax: 09 471 76711

Nurse manager Heli Järvelä 050 427 0306
Ward secretary: 09 471 75331

There are 6 operating rooms in the Operating and Anesthesia Unit of the Children's Hospital. There is also a day surgery unit in the the outpatient clinic.  

The Children's Hospital is nationally responsible for open-heart surgery and organ transplantations which are part of the unit's daily operations. In addition to cardiac surgery and organ transplantations, a wide variety of other operations are performed in the unit, including scoliosis surgeries, urological and gastroenterological operations, neonatal and pediatric surgeries, orthopedics and traumatological operations, and otological and oncological surgeries.

The unit is responsible for providing anesthetic services to patients admitted to the Children's Hospital and Children's Castle in 14 different locations, including MRI, CT, radiology, cardiac assessment unit, dentists, etc. The services of pain management nurses are available in all of the units of the Children's Hospital.

The unit is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and operations are performed around the clock, if necessary.