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Infection Control Unit


Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Tyks Main Hospital, building 9
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
4th floor

Postal address

PO Box 52
20521 Turku

Our unit aims to enhance and maintain hospital. Our duties include the monitoring and control of hospital infections in the hospitals, health centres and other units.

We monitor the situation of infectious diseases in the wellbeing services county and co-ordinate the treatment and control of epidemics in the region.

The focus of our work is in monitoring and controlling infections occurring in treatment (hospital infections) and in recognising and managing epidemics. Our unit organises education in the field and offers consultation services.

In addition, we conduct research on the development of infection control.

We have compiled instructions on hospital hygiene and infection control for the patients, which can be found in

Responsibilities of the staff

Our head physician is in charge of the monitoring and control of contagious diseases and hospital infections of the wellbeing services county. Our specialist physician of infectious diseases is mainly in charge of the consultation of infectious diseases.

Infection control contact people

Every unit has one or two designated infection control contact persons, which are kept in record by the Infection Control Unit. Any changes in the contact person list should be directed to the ward secretary of the Infection Control Unit.