Children's Castle

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Children's Castle
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Lastenlinna01.jpg
Geography
Location Helsinki, Finland
Coordinates 60°11′8″N 24°54′36″E / 60.18556°N 24.91000°E / 60.18556; 24.91000Coordinates: 60°11′8″N 24°54′36″E / 60.18556°N 24.91000°E / 60.18556; 24.91000
Organisation
Hospital type Specialist
Affiliated university University of Helsinki
Services
Emergency department No
Beds 61
Speciality Children's hospital
History
Founded 1917
Links
Website http://www.hus.fi/default.asp?path=59,403,5831,6172,6014
Lists Hospitals in Finland

Children's Castle (Lastenlinna) is a children's hospital in Helsinki, Finland. It is part of Helsinki University Central Hospital.

The hospital was established in 1917 in the Kallio district of Helsinki. The building was designed by the Finnish architect Elsi Borg. Its current building in Taka-Töölö was completed in 1948.

Pediatrician Arvo Ylppö was the hospital chief of Children's Castle from 1920 to 1963.

Detail of the Children's Castle