Changes in open­ing hours in Soite due to the coro­n­avirus epidemic

The list has been updat­ed on the 14th of July 2021

Most of Soite’s ser­vices func­tion nor­mal­ly. It is rec­om­mend­ed that per­son­nel work from home and use remote recep­tion, but it will be ensured that clients have phys­i­cal access to these ser­vices if need­ed.

There are changes in the open­ing hours and in the func­tions in the fol­low­ing units due to the coro­n­avirus situation:

  • Health care station services
    • The health care station in Koivuhaka is closed until 28th of June 2021 and after that its summer closure begins
  • The central hospital and general medicine wards
    • Wards at the central hospital and general medicine wards may be visited during visiting hours in groups of at most 2–3 persons if coronavirus safety is taken into account.
  • Childbirths
    • The spouse and one support person may be present during childbirth.
    • Labour reception/post-term check-ups: the spouse/a support person may be present.
    • A support person can visit the departments between 10 am to 7 pm.
    • Depending on the situation, family rooms are available.
    • The siblings of a newborn may visit the ward during visiting hours 2 pm to 3 pm and 6 pm to 7 pm.
    • Antenatal classes and introduction to the delivery unit are arranged remotely.

  • Services for families:
    • group activities within the mental health and substance abuse services and adult social services are on hiatus from 18th May to 6th of June 2021
    • rehabilitating work activities are organized with special arrangements
    • Koivutupa is closed.
  • Care and nursing
    • The health centre for the elderly, Daalia: restricted functions from the 7th June to the 11th June 2021. Closed from the 14th June to the 24th June 2021.
    • eSenior activity is paused
    • Soite’s gyms at Honkaharju and Kuusikumpu are opened on Monday 21st of June 2021. Coronavirus safety is taken into account through instructions, cleaning, by following hygiene instructions and keeping safe distances. 
    • Non-urgent client advisory services are on hiatus. Acute assessments of service needs are carried out.
    • There may be changes at the geriatric outpatient clinic. Clients will be contacted separately regarding changes that affect them.
  • Services for the disabled
    • Special arrangements at all activity centres until 30th of June 2021. More information about the special arrangements from the activity centres.
    • Temporary care is arranged with special arrangements. Breaks may occur.
  • Recommendations regarding visits in housing services until 15th of August 2021:
    • When relations/close people come to visit safety precautions must be followed in accordance with instructions from the unit.
    • It is important that visits are made only if one has no symptoms.
    • A face mask should be worn when visiting as the regional recommendation on the use of face masks states that a mask should be used when going to a social or health care unit.
    • It is recommended that the unit is contacted before a visit so that the visit can be arranged in a safe way.
    • More information from the housing services units.
  • Respite care and temporary care
    • Persons who have symptoms of the cold or who have been exposed to the coronavirus cannot be taken in for respite care and temporary care. The client must have a negative test result from a coronavirus test.
  • Travel service centre
    • Client transportations are not combined in Soite's area until after the 15th of August 2021. Disruptions may occur when it comes to transportations.

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