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Preterm Infant Follow-up Clinic


Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Tyks Lighthouse Hospital
Savitehtaankatu 5
2nd floor, section L, (B-lifts).

Postal address

PO Box 52
20521 Turku

Preterm Infant Follow-up Clinic PN1L

Mo–Fr 11:30–12:30

Office hours

Mo–Th 8:00–16:00
Fr 8:00–12:00

Oxygen Follow-up Clinic PN5L

Tu 11:30–12:30
Th 11:30–12:30

Office hours

Reception Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Nurse-led Follow-up Clinic PN1H

Mo–Fr 11:30–12:30

Office hours

Reception every morning.

In our ex-preterm follow-up clinic, we check growth and development post discharge.

The purpose is to ensure all is well with your baby, and to make sure that the parents are also doing OK. Infants born before 32 weeks gestation, or with a birth weight less than 1500g, are assessed until the age of two years. Infants born between 32 and 34 weeks gestation are seen until they are ready to walk. Infants born after 34 weeks are assessed on an individual basis.

Our team includes a paediatrician, a physiotherapist and a registered nurse. We asses your child's growth, development, health, nutrition and sleeping as well as your well-being. Different professionals may also be consulted depending on whether there is a problem we need extra help with.

The length of your visit can vary from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. This may include the need for further tests, like an ultrasound or a blood test. However, nothing will be done without discussing it first with you.

NOTE! If the child has contracted chickenpox or another contagious disease, contact the nurse. You should not come to receptions as contagious.​

Families can phone us between follow-up visits if there are any concerns or questions. A registered nurse will do their best to help you.

We are working in collaboration with maternity clinics. We are a part of the Tyks operational division of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.