At the Pediatric Emergency Department in New Children's Hospital, we deal with sudden illnesses and injuries in children aged under 16, as well as issues associated with mental health problems requiring urgent treatment.
When you are seeking treatment at a hospital emergency clinic, always call the toll-free Medical Helpline number 116 117 first.
In case of emergency, such as severe shortness of breath, large bleeding wound or convulsive child, call the emergency number 112. Paramedics will assess the need for treatment and transport the patient to the correct location for treatment.
If your child falls ill suddenly, their primary place of treatment is your local health center on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Emergency Department in New Children's Hospital is open on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Specialized healthcare patients with a referral
For specialized health care we serve the whole of Uusimaa 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For treatment in the specialized health care emergency service, a child requires a referral from a physician. In life-threatening situations, you can come to us 24 hours a day regardless of where you live.
Estimated duration of an emergency department visit
At the hospital emergency clinic, we always assess the need and urgency for treatment first. Based on this, you will be referred to a nurse or physician. Patients are treated in the order of urgency, not in the order of arrival. Because of this, a patient who has arrived after you may be admitted for treatment before you.