Helsinki University Hospital - a multi-specialty institution has become a leader among the clinics in Finland during its working period. It consists of 23 hospitals, about half a million patients use its services every year. Each year, experts conduct more than 100,000 operations and take more than 20,000 deliveries of babies.
In 2014, the European Oncology Organization awarded the status of the Comprehensive Oncology Center to the Cancer Department at the University Hospital of Helsinki.
This clinic is the first in Scandinavia to receive such a high status. Since the clinic operates on the basis of the university, doctors are engaged in research activities.
The hospital constantly introduces new methods of treatment that have been tested in clinical studies. Every year, 20 million laboratory tests are conducted at the University Hospital of Helsinki. There is also a biobank, the purpose of which is the study of genetic predispositions, environmental factors and lifestyle for the causes of diseases. Specialists are studying disease prevention, developing more effective and safe methods of diagnosis and treatment. In 2015, the biobank received a license to operate from Valvira - the State Control and Supervision Service for Social Security and Health.