Everyone living in Finland has the right to receive the treatment required by their state of health within the available resources. The patient also has other statutory rights, such as the right to good care and treatment, and access to information about health and care.
The patient ombudsmen of the hospital district of Southwest Finland have compiled information on this page about patients' rights and the authorities that monitor them. You will also find forms on the page that you may need to pursue your own interests.
According to the Patients' Act, everyone living in Finland has the right to receive the health and medical care required for their state of health within the limits of available resources. The patient has the right to good care and treatment. Care must be provided in a way that respects the dignity, beliefs and privacy of the patient.
Regional State Administrative Agency directs and supervises social and health care.
National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and health, Valvira improves the implementation of legal security and the quality of services in social and health care through guidance and supervision.
Office of the data protection ombudsman advises both the controller and the individual on data protection matters. The data protection ombudsman also gives opinions and makes decisions related to the data subject's rights.
Parliamentary ombudsman of Finland oversees that authorities and officials comply with the law. The ombudsman also monitors the implementation of fundamental and human rights.
Chancellor of justice: In addition to the parliamentary ombudsman, the chancellor of justice is the supreme guardian of legality. The chancellor of justice oversees the authorities and the implementation of fundamental and human rights.
Requesting patient information: