The Statutory Care Guarantee, i.e., the law on access to primary healthcare, will become stricter at the beginning of September. Measures to shorten waiting times and improve service availability are continuing.
The pandemic management group of the Wellbeing Services County of Ostrobothnia gathered for the first meeting of the year on 2 January. In accordance with national guidelines, the group has decided to end large-scale coronavirus testing. In the future, coronavirus tests will only be taken when deemed necessary from a healthcare perspective. As a rule, a coronavirus infection can be treated at home like other viral diseases.
Most of the services provided by Vaasa’s health stations were moved into the H-building of the Hietalahti hospital area in the middle of December. Head Nurse Marlene Vägar explains what the change means in practice.