Helsinki shows green light to centralisation of care services
The Social Services and Health Care Committee of Helsinki approved on Tuesday a proposal for the framework of a new municipal service network, which will see the city centralise the provision of social welfare and health care services to larger units. It refrained, however, from pinning down the number of the units.
Helsinki will thereby close its small health care centres, dental clinics, and maternity and child health clinics by 2030. Meanwhile, it will establish 5 service units for families with children, 6 health care and well-being centres and a minimum of 14 service centres for the elderly.