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Vyborg

 

A. General Information

How long would the trip from St. Petersburg (actual travel) take?

Approximately 2 hours from St. Petersburg (the overall distance is around 130 km long)

What is the experience of the city medical facilities in rendering medical services to foreigners?

Approximately 650 000 foreign tourists visit Vyborg annually. The majority of them is of Finnish origin and prefers to return back to the home country to get the appropriate care.

 

B. Medical overview of the region

What medical facilities are available in the city?
  • ER service (ambulance)
    Address: ul. Mayakovskogo, 2; ph. 2-2902 ; 2-4012
  • Vyborg Regional Hospital
    Address: ul. Oktyabrskaya, 2; ph. 2-4552
  • Pediatric Hospital
    Address: Leningradskoye shosse, 26; ph. 3-0647
  • Out patient clinics
    • Ambulatory clinic (address Primorskoye shosse, 6; ph. 1-5274)
    • Russian Railroads out-patient clinic (address Leningradskoye shosse, 23, ph. 9-6515; 9-6508)
  • Maternity hospital
    Address: Leningradskoye shosse, 24; ph. 2-3029

Which of them are available 24 hours?

Ambulance, Regional Hospital and Maternity Hospital provide round the clock medical services.

 

C. Description of medical facilities

  • ER services.

    General info:

    Vyborg ambulance is responsible for the city Vyborg and the area appr. 25-30 km around.

    What is the amount of ambulance cars and how are they equipped?

    They've got 15 Russian built ambulances and one used Mercedes. Ambulance dpt. has also got one intensive care team based on the fully equipped car with mechanical and assisted ventilation, oxygen support, defibrillator, vacuum stretcher.

    Does anybody among ER teams staff speak English?

    No


  • Vyborg Regional Hospital.

    General info:

    The hospital is placed in two buildings connected by the corridor therapy and surgery blocks. The total amount of beds is 348. Emergency care is provided 24 hours a day; general practitioner, two surgeons, traumatologist, cardiologist, ER specialist are always on duty.

    Which departments are available?

    Departments

    Availability

    Departments

    Availability

    Therapy

    Y

    Traumatology

    Y

    Cardiology

    Y

    Vascular surgery

    General Surgery

    Y

    Laparoscopy

    Y

    Gynecology

    Y

    Neurosurgery

    Pediatrics

     

    Thoracic surgery

    Neurology

    Y

    Oncology

    Ophthalmology

    Y

    ENT surgery 

    Y

    Infections

     

    Urology

    Y

    ER

    Y

    Maxillafacial surgery 

    ICU

    Y

    Hematology

    Endocrinology

     

    Dialysis

    X-ray

    Y

    Air ambulance

    USI

    Y

    Pulmonology

    Gastroscopy

    Y

    Gastroenterology

    Laboratory

    Y

    Nephrology

    Ambulance dpt.

    Out-patient services
    Y
    CT-scan

    Obstetrics
    MRI

     

    Physical therapy
    Y


    Are there any English-speaking doctors?

    One doctor from ER department speaks fluent English, chief physician has also got basic English language skills.

    Does the hospital match the hygienic standards?

    Unfortunately, the general condition of the building is relatively poor, but the hygiene is maintained on the satisfactory level.


    General conclusion:

    Vyborg emergency medicine is underdeveloped and unpredictable due to administrative instability and poor equipment support. Efficient and relatively fast medical response involving local hospitals could be arranged via Vyborg hospital and ambulance management contacts.

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