Gynaecological and labour emergency department services

Emergency patients should always call the Emergency Department or Labour Ward before arrival.

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Emergency department for pregnant women in HUS district

As a rule, a pregnant woman needs a referral from a physician or community health nurse to be admitted to the Emergency Department at the hospital.

During early pregnancy

However, if you are in early pregnancy and suffering from vaginal bleeding and severe abdominal pain (in cases where pain medication does not help), you don’t need a referral.

During late pregnancy

During late pregnancy, you can arrive at the Emergency Department without a referral if:

  • you are suffering from bleeding after the 22nd week of pregnancy (Note! Mucous discharge with some blood in it in connection with late pregnancy contractions is normal.)
  • you suspect a sudden deterioration in the condition of the foetus, for example, the baby does not move (instructions on how to count foetal movements)
  • you have symptoms of rapidly developed pre-eclampsia (extremely elevated blood pressure, swelling, proteinuria, headache, pain under the chest, eye symptoms)
  • you have sudden, continuous, severe abdominal pain (in cases where pain medication does not help)
  • there is a risk of premature labour (ruptured membranes and/or painful and regular contractions)
  • you are suffering from severe postpartum bleeding.

Gynaecological emergency department in the HUS district

Gynaecological emergency department treat gynaecological patients and problems in early pregnancy requiring emergency care. Common problems requiring emergency care include acute diseases of the reproductive organs, such as inflammations and acute pain.

As a rule, a physician’s referral is necessary to be admitted for treatment at the gynaecological emergency clinic. However, if you suffer from postoperative complications, you can also seek treatment at the gynaecological emergency clinic without a referral.

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Gynaecological and labour emergency service in the Women's Hospital provides urgent care 24/7 for gynaecological and pregnant patients and patients who have recently given birth. In all emergencies, call the emergency services at tel. 09 471 72913 before arrival.

Gynaecological emergency department

Gynaecological emergency department treat gynaecological patients and problems in early pregnancy requiring emergency care. Common problems requiring emergency care include acute diseases of the reproductive organs, such as inflammations and acute pain.

As a rule, a physician’s referral is necessary to be admitted for treatment at the gynaecological emergency clinic. However, if you suffer from postoperative complications, you can also seek treatment at the gynaecological emergency clinic without a referral.

Emergency care for pregnant women

Women who are 22+ weeks pregnant should seek emergency care in their own maternity hospital.

Registration

In all emergencies, patients should call the Emergency Department or Labour Ward before leaving for the hospital. Take a number from a ticket dispensing machine to queue for the registration. The charge nurse will interview patients on registration.

Assessing the need for care

Each patient’s need for care and urgency is first assessed. Based on this assessment the patient will be seen by a doctor or a midwife. Patients are seen in order of urgency. If the patient’s condition does not require emergency care, the patient is advised to contact their own health centre. Requesting your preferred midwife or doctor is not possible at the Emergency Department.

Midwife’s consultation

Some patients are seen by a midwife. Midwives can consult a doctor whenever necessary.

Visitors in the emergency department

There are no set visiting hours at the Emergency Department. Family and friends are welcome to accompany and support the patient during the visit. If possible, children should not be brought to the Emergency Ward and they are not allowed into examination rooms.

Patient inquiries

Drinks/snack vending machines

The drinks and snack vending machines are located in the entrance lobby of the Women's Hospital.

Café

The café at the Women’s Hospital is located on the 6th floor. Check the opening hours here: HUS Women’s Hospital Café Oasis

Mon-Fri 08.30 - 19

Sat 13 - 16.30

Sun 13.30 - 16.30

Breakfast Mon-Fri 8.30-10, Sat-Sun closed

Lunch Mon-Fri 10-14, Sat-Sun closed

Haartmaninkatu 2 00290 Helsinki puh. 050 571 8275 husnaistenklinikka.FMS.FI@sodexo.com

ATM

There is no ATM at the Women’s Hospital

Parking

Parking is limited on the Meilahti Hospital campus and parking fees apply. We recommend you use public transport when possible.

Contact details

Women's Hospital Emergency Department 24/7

Haartmaninkatu 2, Building 9, 2nd floor

tel. 09 47172913

 

Updated  9.6.2020