The first phase of the new hospital comprises the main hospital, which houses emergency services, intensive care units, operating rooms, delivery units and related support services. Building A, which is being constructed by NCC, will house the most demanding care facilities at the University Hospital, such as operating rooms, intensive care units, observation rooms, delivery units, specialist obstetric units, pressure-controlled patient rooms, IVF laboratory facilities and hemodialysis treatment.
The main hospital's first phase building A is a 10-storey hospital building of approximately 58,700 gross m². The contracted demolition work started in 2017 and the last demolitions were made in early 2019, after which the actual construction work commenced in March 2019. The hospital buildings included in the first stage will be completed by the end of 2023. Then the major Oulu Hospital project will have 450 hospital beds and 90 intensive care units.