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Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Kupittaa hospital area, building 4
Kunnallissairaalantie 20
A-wing, 2nd floor

Postal address

20700 Turku

Psychosis Ward P4 is a closed rehabilitation department with 17 beds. We examine and manage patients aged 18–69 years whose mental condition warrants hospital care.

Often, the reason for admittance is relapse of the psychotic illness, which has caused loss of the functions needed for daily living and poor overall functional capacity. After completion of the ward period the patient may be offered day-hospital services for rehabilitation.

You need a doctor's referral to be admitted. Treatment is either voluntary or involuntary. The Mental Health Act (in Finnish) has specifications when involuntary treatment is needed. Examinations and treatment are planned together with the patient in a treatment meeting attended by a physician and nurse and – as needed – by the patient's support network, e.g., close of kin or open care support worker. The patient is treated by a multiprofessional team: physician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, ergotherapist, crafting instructor, physiotherapist and physical education instructor.

During treatment, we follow up the patient's mental and physical condition and examine his/her life situation. Treatment rests crucially on the work of the nurse appointed to the patient, on family involvement, pharmacotherapy and individually designed team activities. A dedicated nurse is appointed to each patient at the start of the treatment period. The appointed nurse supports the patient's convalescence by talking and interacting with the patient, by taking him/her into consideration and by providing information about the illness and how it should be managed. As dictated by the patient's needs, his/her management may also require social services, psychological testing, ergotherapy or psychophysical physiotherapy.

We develop our work continuously aiming at constant improvement of the quality of care. You are free to give us feedback on how you perceive the treatment we have provided.