About the hospital

East Tallinn Central Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Tallinn, consisting of seven clinics: the Diagnostic Clinic, the Clinic of Internal Medicine, the Eye Clinic, the Women's Clinic, the Surgery Clinic, the Clinic of Medical Rehabilitation and the Long-term Nursing Clinic.

We receive patients at outpatient clinics in Ravi, Magdaleena, Tõnismäe and Järve units.

Medical activities are supported by hospital services. Our hospital employs more than 2,500 people, including over 400 doctors and more than 1,000 nurses.

The hospital in numbers: 2022

Patients treated

  • 25 547 inpatients   
  • 18 679 outpatients 

The hospital has

  • 579 beds
  • Of these, 521 inpatient beds, including 336 active treatment and as well as 58 outpatient beds.


  • Received 513,860 patients, including 356 516 visits to specialist doctors and 157 344 visits to nurses and midwives.
  • Performed 13 692 inpatient surgeries and 13 073 day outpatient surgeries.

Vision and mission

The hospital's vision

We want to be the hospital in Tallinn that provides top-level healthcare services and is the go-to choice for patients, partners and employees.


We are a people-centric, innovative hospital that offers the best treatment to each patient and has a positive impact on the health of the Estonian population. Our activities contribute to a sense of social security in the society.

Our mission is supported by:

  • the professionalism of our staff;
  • modern evidence-based health services;
  • well-established traditions and cooperation networks; and
  • an openness and willingness to initiate change.

Core values:

  • patients' needs are always a priority
  • integrity, empathy and cooperation ensure the sense of security that people and the society expect from a hospital
  • we want our employees to feel proud of their hospital

Accreditations of East Tallinn Central Hospital

East Tallinn Central Hospital is accredited as an integrated center for oncology and palliative care (ESMO Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care) for the years 20222024.


From 2021, we have full membership status in the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). This network includes more than 100 cancer centres and institutes all over Europe, from EU as well as other countries. In addition, our Eye Clinic has been the Baltic Centre of Ocular Oncology since 1993, covering the treatment of intraocular and orbital tumours in patients from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

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The hospital’s Centre of Spinal Surgery is an internationally accredited AO Spine Centre.

Since summer 2016, East Tallinn Central Hospital Women’s Clinic has held valid accreditation by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, acknowledging our Women’s Clinic as an accredited training centre in obstetrics and gynaecology in Europe. Our hospital has been awarded the title of baby-friendly hospital. We were the first to be granted this title by UNICEF in 2008 and again in 2019 after repeat evaluation.


In 2011, the European Board of Ophthalmology granted our Eye Clinic accreditation as an international eye clinic. Since 2016, East Tallinn Central Hospital Eye Clinic has also been part of the ERN-EYE (European Reference Network).