East-Tallinn Central Hospital and Kuressaare Hospital join forces

16. November 2015

Pursuant to a cooperation agreement signed yesterday, doctors from East-Tallinn Central Hospital will provide much-needed specialist services at Kuressaare Hospital, thus improving access to health care for the residents of Saare County.


Ralf Allikvee, the Chairman of the Management Board of East-Tallinn Central Hospital, says they have always considered it important to cooperate with other hospitals in Estonia.


“Our staff includes leading specialists in their fields,” he explained. “Exchanging experience and professional development are natural parts of day-to-day life in a hospital. This cooperation agreement, which follows on from us previously working together, creates the framework for a relationship between the two hospitals and sets out mutual obligations.”


Viktor Sarapuu, the Chairman of the Management Board of Kuressaare Hospital, is confident that the agreement will considerably enhance access to health care for the residents of Saare County.


“East-Tallinn Central Hospital is a strong partner who helps us provide patients in Saare County with the best health care medical specialists can offer,” he said. “Earlier cooperation between our hospital and Tartu University Hospital proved successful and encouraged us to enter into similar agreements with other hospitals. With its image as a strong central hospital, East-Tallinn Central Hospital was the most suitable partner for us.”


The cooperation agreement includes the provision of specialised out-patient care, the conducting of studies and research needed to improve the skills of hospital staff and the implementation of new treatment methods via conferences, seminars and training. It also includes the preparation and implementation of common guidelines for the referral and follow-up treatment of third-degree patients as well as the exchange of medical information and experience related to medical equipment.


This autumn, East-Tallinn Central Hospital celebrates its 230th anniversary. This reflects our persistence and continuity.