Welcome to the Choosehealthcare.fi stand at the TERVE-SOS 2017 event


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and the Choosehealthcare.fi online service will again this year be exhibiting at TERVE-SOS, Finland’s largest educational event for social and healthcare professionals, which will be held in the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki during the first week of May. We will not settle for the ordinary, either: […]

Advisory Board on Cross-Border Healthcare begins 3-year term


The first Advisory Board on Cross-Border Healthcare has been appointed. It will serve a three-year term from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020. The Advisory Board is chaired by Pävi Sillanaukee, and the deputy chair is Kirsi Varhila, both of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The Advisory Board is charged with monitoring […]

Statistics from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Differences in waiting lists between healthcare districts


At the end of December 2016, 115,823 patients were waiting for access to treatment at the hospitals of healthcare districts, and almost 2,000 of them had been waiting for non-urgent treatment for more than six months, says a THL statistics report. The fastest access to non-urgent special medical treatment was available in Southwest Finland and […]