The International Hospital Federation (IHF) has announced the finalists of the IHF Awards 2023. This year, more than 500 entries were submitted by hospitals and healthcare organizations from 43 different countries/territories. Among the finalists, the Oulu University Hospital has been recognized and competes with its OYS2030 programme.
The Oulu University Hospital (OYS) will be rebuilt by the year 2030. With a long-term development programme, new facilities are being built and functions are being renewed in order to tackle the future challenges in specialized medical care.
OYS is nominated in the Ashikagaa-Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospitals category of the competition, where solutions and projects promoting sustainable development and ecology are on display. In the design of OYS’ new hospital, for example, improving energy efficiency has been one of the key principles. Special attention was also paid to the hospital’s flexibility in transformation and to how the hospital’s personnel and other stakeholders have been involved in the planning of new operating methods and facilities.
With the vision to be “the world’s smartest hospital”, the OYS2030 programme combines the newest technologies, modern facilities, and up-to-date expertise to ensure effective healthcare. Moreover, OYS2030 believes that a smart hospital is also fully accessible, and client- and patient-oriented, offering individual and humane treatment. Through close cooperation with partners, OYS aims to ensure the vitality of healthcare in Northern Finland and the advancement of healthcare through research.
The projects and programmes nominated for the IHF Awards represent innovation, good practice, and service improvement transforming the healthcare sector around the world. The most meritorious projects of the competition will be awarded in October in Lisbon.