In 2021, we will start building the Oak Hospital next to the Meilahti hospital area near our Skin and Allergy Hospital.
All fields of eye diseases will operate in the Oak Hospital. The planning will also allow for accommodating patients for other specialties.
The new building has been planned on an accelerated schedule, as our current facilities do not enable patients to have adequate access to treatment and enable sufficient development of the specialty of ophthalmology as well as its teaching and research. The number of ophthalmological patients has increased significantly over the past decade due to the increasing number of common eye diseases in the ageing population. In addition, new treatment methods have made effective treatment available for an increasing number of our eye patients.
We are building more than 200 outpatient appointment rooms, 15 operating rooms, and a 12-bed inpatient ward at Oak Hospital. There will be a parking facility with 100 parking spaces in the basement level, where also the escort traffic of our patients will be directed.
In terms of traffic, Oak Hospital is situated in a challenging location, which is why we have paid special attention to the traffic planning of the street network. We are negotiating traffic arrangements with the City of Helsinki.
INFORMATION ON THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
- Location: Helsinki, Meilahti
- Construction time: 2021–2024
- The hospital's operations are to begin in: 2025
- Owner: HUS
- Developer: HUS Kiinteistöt Oy
- Main contractor: YIT
- Site pages (in Finnish)
- Lead designer: Arkkitehtitoimisto Tähti-Set Oy and UKI Arkkitehdit Oy
- Scope: 35,000 brm²
- Cost estimate: MEUR 135