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We primarily support the staff of social welfare and health care institutions in the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia welfare region and private service providers in the region in various issues related to hygiene and infection control, epidemics and multidrug resistant microbes in order to promote patient/client safety and staff safety at work. We create guidelines for staff and train them. 


We work during office hours on weekdays, and we are best reachable between 8am and 3pm. 

Our e-mail addresses are in form 

Chatrine Norrbacka tel. 050 501 8891 

Units and departments of Malmi Hospital, services to municipalities in the northern region: Kronoby (Kruunupyy), Larsmo (Luoto), Jakobstad (Pietarsaari), Pedersöre, Nykarleby (Uusikaarlepyy) 

Anna Nordman tel. 040 161 8289 

Services to municipalities in the central region: Vasa (Vaasa) and Laihela (Laihia) 

Merja Tikkakoski tel. 040 660 9395 

Services to the municipalities in the southern region: Oravais (Oravainen), Vörå (Vöyri), Maxmo (Maksamaa), Korsholm (Mustasaari), Malax (Maalahti), Korsnäs, Närpes (Närpiö), Kaskö (Kaskinen), Kristinestad (Kristiinankaupunki) 

HOSPITAL SERVICES (Vaasa Central Hospital): 

Marja Leppälä tel. 040 157 9499 

Surgery (H4), preoperative outpatient clinic, operating theatres, daysurgery, paediatrics and paediatric neurology, gynaecology and obstetrics, intensive care and intermediate care unit, advanced rehabilitation ward (H5), ear, nose and throat diseases, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, surgical outpatient clinic (H1, H2), endoscopic unit (H2), theatre sterile supply unit, pharmacy, radiology, physiatry, occupational therapy 

Elina Välivainio tel, 044 323 2405 

Internal medicine, neurology, oncology, haematology (Y1A, Y1B, H6), radiotherapy, oncology outpatient clinic, Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at Vaasa Central Hospital, emergency care, dialysis (in Vaasa and Kristiinankaupunki), clinical physiology, clinical neurophysiology, nuclear medicine, cardiac unit, outpatient treatment unit (H2), pulmonary-, neuro-, dermatology- and internal medicine outpatient clinics (H3), respiratory paralysis patients, psychiatric services (psychiatic outpatient clinic H0, child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinic and departments H7, H8), Fimlab contact person