Turku University Hospital
Turku University Hospital (TUCH) in Finland serves a population of approximately 480,000. The hospital is responsible for a major part of health personnel education and research through close collaboration with UTU. Sleep and Breathing Centre is one of the centres of excellence at the TUCH.Based on the decree of the Finnish Government in 2017, the Sleep and Breathing Centre is responsible for coordination of diagnostics and treatment of sleep disorders and chronic respiratory failure in Finland. Department of Pulmonary Diseases at the TUCH was the first in the Nordic countries to start wireless telemonitoring of CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients (2012) and of non-invasive ventilation in patients with chronic respiratory failure (2018). We have shown that it reduces nursing time without compromising patients’ adherence to treatment (Anttalainen et al 2016).