Skip to content

Reformation schedule

The health care, social welfare and rescue services will be organised according to the new model from 2023 onwards. The wellbeing services counties responsible for health care, social welfare and rescue services will begin operating in early 2023. However, Helsinki will remain responsible for organising its own health care, social welfare and rescue services, and will not be part of any wellbeing services county.

Parliament approved and the President confirmed the acts pertaining to the restructuring of health care, social welfare and rescue services in June 2021.

2020

  • June–Sep 2020: The government’s draft of a legislative proposal was distributed for comments.
  • July 2020: Helsinki started the preparation of the reform with the projects Structural Reform and Future Health and Social Services Centre.
  • October 2020: Based on the comments, the government delivered a modified draft to the board that assesses legislation.
  • December 2020: The government reform proposal was submitted to parliament.

2021

2022

  • January 2022: Regional election (does not apply to the City of Helsinki).
  • March 2022: Terms of the regional councils and the HUS collaborative body start.

2023

  • Responsibility for organising healthcare, social services and rescue services will transfer to well being services counties (does not apply to the City of Helsinki).
  • December 2022: End of the Future Health and Social Services Centre project.