Future Hospital OYS 2030 - Pohjois-Pohjanmaan sairaanhoitopiiri

Future Hospital OYS 2030


The facilities of Oulu University Hospital were completed in the 1970s and they do not no longer support modern hospital operations or the utilisation of new operational models and technology.

There is too little space, the functions are obtrusively apart and obvious renovation needs can be found in all the buildings in the area. The constant development of medicine, the growing expenses of hospital operations and the diminishing resources create their own pressures to the renewal of facilities and operations.

Due to the renovation and renewal need, the health care district launched, with the council’s decision, the Future Hospital 2030 programme in June 2012, whereupon the facilities and operations of Oulu University Hospital are updated to respond to the needs of the present and the future. Local businesses and other campus area experts participate in the development and renewal of processes.


The better a hospital works, the more successfully, quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively patients can be treated there. A hospital of the future has to be more flexible than before.

A clear goal in the renewal of hospitals is the flexible use of resources, renewal of professional division of labour, standardisation of facilities and operations, utilisation of information systems and technology, efficient logistic solutions, comfortable facilities, multifunctionality and versatility, as well as energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

The smartest hospital is all this, but first and foremost comes the patient and their needs and the securing of the expertise and skills of the staff.

By utilising the newest technology and information systems, it is possible to enhance the operations and let healthcare experts focus on their core expertise. All this will improve the quality of healthcare and the treatment experience of the patients.

Schedules and targets

The renewal programme is divided into partial projects which are intended to be realised consecutively in order to disrupt the operations of the hospital as little as possible. The schedule of the realization is determined by each partial project’s potential of enhancing the operations:

  • improve productivity
  • treatment quality and patient safety and
  • the technical condition of the building to be renewed.

The objective is to execute the renewal of the entire hospital within about 15 years in a manner which disrupts the treatment of patients as less as possible.

The first stage of the Future Hospital 2030 programme is the launch of the children’s and women’s hospital’s renewal. After that, the other service units have their turn.

Programme in numbers

Main figures in Future Hospital 2030 programme.

~ 900 M €


buildings and equipments ca. 4-6% during 30 years of operational costs

26,6 billion €

Operation costs

during 30 years operation

- 5,6 billion €

Potential savings

decreasing operation costs from 3 to 1,5 %

10 - 15%


performance increase 10 - 15%



programme will be executed in separate projects

- 40%

energy efficiency

by investing in to new premises

Conseptual design
Spring 2016

Purchasing a Main Contractor for the first project and developing plans together with personnel.

Development phase
Autum 2016

Development phase together with Main Contractor and other parties in order to ensure that all the targets can be met.