Child neurology

Child neurology outpatient clinics, day evaluation and treatment centers and inpatient wards examine, treat and rehabilitate children with a suspected or diagnosed neurological disorder or disability. Conditions involving seizures (such as epilepsy), physical disability, developmental disorders and hereditary neurological diseases are the biggest individual disease groups.

HUS runs child neurology outpatient clinics for "regional" specialist medical care provision at New Children’s Hospital and at Jorvi, Peijas and Hyvinkää Hospitals. Other clinics in New Children’s Hospital are responsible for more complex and specialized care and carry national care responsibility. All pediatric neurology wards are located in New Children’s Hospital, which has national responsibility for providing treatment to children with severe epilepsy and for epilepsy surgery.  

In addition to treatment provided at the outpatient clinic and in the inpatient wards, activities are offered at day evaluation and treatment centers, which children and their parents attend during their examination or treatment periods. Activities typically involve working with multidisciplinary teams consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a speech therapist and a neuropsychologist.

Emergency child neurology care is centrally provided at New Children’s Hospital. Through consultation, Jorvi and Hyvinkää Hospitals are also able to offer emergency care in child neurology cases.