Ward K4A Neurology

Visiting address
Haartmaninkatu 4, 4th floor
Postal address
P.O. Box 372, 00290 HUS
Contact information
09 471 77522
Fax 09 471 75794
Visiting hours: 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Ward K4A is neurological inpatient ward with 12 patient beds. The ward has the central responsibility of testing invasive neurological therapies and starting treatments for difficult motor disorders in the Helsinki University Hospital area. Treatment at the ward is rehabilitating acute care.
The ward performs pre-surgery testing for patients in need of Deep Brain Stimulation therapy, and sees to demanding stimulator adjustments after surgery in far-progressed Parkinsons's disease, and in difficult cases of essential tremor and dystonia. The ward also tests and starts apomorphine and levodopa infusion therapy for patients with difficult Parkinson’s disease. The initial setting of deep brain stimulators for epilepsy patients is also performed at the ward. In addition to the aforementioned, the ward also treats patients with ischemic strokes. Other symptom and disease groups treated at the ward include headaches, dizziness, tumors, diseases of the spinal canal, and infections of the central nervous system.
In terms of volume, Ward K4A is the largest unit in Finland when it comes to treating the aforementioned diseases, and patients from all over the country come to the ward for DBS therapy.
The ward staff is trained in assisting patients in the above treatments. A multi-professional team operates at the ward. In addition to nurses and doctors, the team includes a neuropsychologist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and a social worker.