FAQ about the hospital

Frequently asked questions about the hospital and its surroundings.

The illustration presents a view to the north along Urheilukatu, with the new Laakso Joint Hospital at the end of the street. Photo: LYS Alliance / Laakson Latu.

How many patient beds will the new hospital have?

A total of 922 inpatient care beds and place for 10 persons in independent living coaching will be housed in the three new hospital buildings and the two buildings to undergo a major renovation. Most of these, i.e. 790 hospital beds, will be located in the new main building.

How much traffic will there be on Urheilukatu when the hospital is completed?

A new main access road will be constructed from underground to the Laakso Hospital area via Auroranportti, as traffic volumes in the hospital area will increase. Although the current transport intersections to the hospital area will remain, the amount of traffic generated by the hospital is estimated to decrease on Urheilukatu.

New parking spaces for approximately 550 cars, as well as facilities for escort traffic and maintenance are planned for the underground spaces. These spaces are accessed by driving through Auroranportti.

There is a direct view of the future giant hospital complex from Urheilukatu – who would want such a view from their home?

The proposal for the zoning plan for the hospital area has been amended based on feedback from city residents. Among other things, the future main building has been partially lowered and moved away slightly from the street, which will help in preserving the residential street-like nature of Urheilukatu. At the same time, the amount of new construction in the project has decreased slightly.