On Ward K4B for Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology at the Meilahti Triangle Hospital, we treat severe and acute cases of infectious diseases. We also care for rheumatology patients.
Patients are transferred to our ward from the emergency clinics. Patients are also transferred to us from wards in other specialties for further treatment of infection complications. Some patients arrive to our care with a referral.
We principally care for the following specialized-level patient groups requiring specialist medical care:
- patients who have to be isolated because of their illness
- immunocompromised patients (e.g. HIV)
- patients who have an unexplained fever or whose diagnostics or care is otherwise challenging
- patients with a severe and acute general infection
- rare tropical diseases
- rheumatology patients