Oulu University Hospital

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Oulu University Hospital
Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District
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Hospital buildings
Location Kontinkangas, Oulu, FI
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Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Oulu
Helipad ICAO: EFHO
Beds ca. 900
Founded 1973[1]
Website www.ppshp.fi

Oulu University Hospital (OUH, Finnish: Oulun yliopistollinen sairaala, OYS) is a university hospital in Oulu, Finland. It is the northernmost of the five university hospitals in Finland.[2]

The Oulu University Hospital is affiliated with the University of Oulu, and it is used as a teaching hospital by the Faculty of Medicine. The hospital was established in 1973. In 1963–1972 the teaching hospital of the university was the Oulu provincial hospital.[1] The hospital serves as the central hospital for Northern Ostrobothnia region. It was previously named as Oulu University Central Hospital (Finnish: Oulun yliopistollinen keskussairaala, OYKS).

The hospital is owned and operated by the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (Finnish: Pohjois-Pohjanmaan sairaanhoitopiiri) which is a joint municipal authority responsible for production of specialized medical services in the region. It also owns and operates two other hospitals: Oulaskangas Hospital in Oulainen and Visala Hospital in Ylivieska.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Manninen, Turo (1995). Oulun kaupungin historia VI (in Finnish). Oulun kaupunki. pp. 182, 184–186. ISBN 951-9234-48-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Oulu University Hospital". Oulu: Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District. 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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