Our research and treatment methods are safe, effective and based on researched information. We use methods that are of the highest quality even by international standards. We want our hospital to be a safe place for each and every patient to be treated. We prevent treatment-related falls, infections and pressure ulcers. Our aim is for each patient to be free of pain.
Patient safety is managed with reliable tools at Kuopio University Hospital (KUH). These tools include, for example, the check list of WHO\'s surgery team, double checking medicine, safety walks, root cause analysis of adverse events and the global trigger tool.
We take the patients and their needs into consideration at every turn of treatment. We ensure that the patients understand the information given to them, so that they can actively participate in making decisions. We make sure that current and accurate information is given throughout the examination and treatment process. The patients\' next of kin are an important resource in making the treatment successful.
The modern requirements of patient care are the most important consideration in the new construction and renovation of KUH. The hospital\'s proximity to the university campus and the science park makes it possible to collaborate closely. The personnel and patients at KUH are able to enjoy the many products of innovation.
We at KUH invest greatly in the equipment used to ensure that treatment is safe and of the highest quality. The diligent care and monitoring of equipment ensures that it works safely and reliably for both patients and staff. Modern, first-class equipment and technology help KUH offer the best and most effective care in the country. The state of patient safety is constantly evaluated. Patients and their next of kin participate in improving patient safety as well. Patients themselves have the chance to significantly affect, for example, the rate of recovery after surgery.