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on Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:11 pm
How do you get patients to use the chairs in the corridors? I have several complaints of no waiting areas near various areas. However, I have chairs lining the hallways all over the hospital but no one never uses them. They all go back to the main waiting room at the entrance. Which causes overcrowding due to the limited seating.
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on Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:32 pm
You should mark those coridors as a waiting space.
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on Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Okay thanks for the info. I was worried that if I did that it would cut off the rooms.
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on Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:48 pm
I don't understand what the corridors are for because they have no function.
I had thought they would be good, for example, as seating for patients near laboratories: not a waiting room, but a waiting area to wait for the laboratory results.
But unfortunately it looks like this at the moment: The patients are waiting for their call from the laboratory technician in the waiting room - no matter how far away that is. Meanwhile, the laboratory technician stands uselessly outside the door and waits. After handing in the laboratory sample the patients go back to the waiting room.
If I now set up a waiting room in the corridor in front of the laboratory, then the patients who are waiting for laboratory results also sit down there - but since this is also a waiting room, new patients also go there. Sometimes they even walk through my actual waiting room, so they accept a much longer walk.
Hence my proposal: finally give the corridor area an official task, namely as a waiting area for patients who are already in the middle of hospital treatment.
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on Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 pm
I don't understand what the corridors are for because they have no function.
I had thought they would be good, for example, as seating for patients near laboratories: not a waiting room, but a waiting area to wait for the laboratory results.
But unfortunately it looks like this at the moment: The patients are waiting for their call from the laboratory technician in the waiting room - no matter how far away that is. Meanwhile, the laboratory technician stands uselessly outside the door and waits. After handing in the laboratory sample the patients go back to the waiting room.
If I now set up a waiting room in the corridor in front of the laboratory, then the patients who are waiting for laboratory results also sit down there - but since this is also a waiting room, new patients also go there. Sometimes they even walk through my actual waiting room, so they accept a much longer walk.
Hence my proposal: finally give the corridor area an official task, namely as a waiting area for patients who are already in the middle of hospital treatment.


I hope they don't. Coridors are for going from one area to another. If that area is seen as a kind of waiting room you will get patients in every coridor in your hospital. I don't want that !
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on Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:47 pm
But you have already noticed that corridors can be defined as a separate "room"? There are even corresponding templates with seats.
So if you don't want to have waiting patients in the corridors, then you don't define them as corridors (at least if it would work according to my suggestion).
However, you should have already dealt a little with the topic, if you want to write something about it.
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on Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:14 pm
If you don't define them as corridor, they don't get cleaned as much. Lets keep it simple. A corridor is a corridor. If you want a waiting room in a corridor, just define that bit of the corridor as waiting room.
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on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Blue_Bug wrote:If you don't define them as corridor, they  don't get cleaned as much. Lets keep it simple. A corridor is a corridor. If you want a waiting room in a corridor, just define that bit of the corridor as waiting room.

And then you have the problem that patients run miles through the hospital to sit down in these "waiting rooms". That's exactly what you don't want, but as a player you want to control where the patients go.
The janitors also clean the corridors, even if you don't define them as corridors. Apart from that, this is not a counterargument, but merely a programming question. The developers could, for example, give the player the possibility to define the priority with which individual areas in the hospital should be cleaned.
The fact is that there is a "corridor". Also as a template - with chairs, which are currently completely useless.
Another fact: Patients sometimes have to wait for laboratory results and they only do this in waiting rooms.
If the waiting rooms are very far away, the laboratory technician waits senselessly in front of the laboratory door for the patient.
If there is a waiting room directly next to the laboratory, this waiting room is available to ALL patients - which can lead to long walking distances for the patients if they go to the doctor => the doctor waits a long time for the patient.

But a simulation game like Project Hospital is about controlling the guests/patients/customers, unfortunately we don't have an effective way to do this at the moment.

Question by the way: What are the corridors equipped with chairs for? Maybe the developers just forgot to define them correctly in the game.
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on Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:55 am
As far as I can see the patient sits in the nearest waiting area to the room they are waiting for. Not been a problem in my game.
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on Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Inge Jones wrote:As far as I can see the patient sits in the nearest waiting area to the room they are waiting for.  Not been a problem in my game.

Not in my game. New patients sit in the waiting room next to the reception, but some simply go through and sit in the waiting room (i.e. what is in the corridor) at the laboratory. At that point they don't even know which doctor is calling them, so they can't know how far away they are.
And the problem remains, in any case, that the corridor currently has no function whatsoever (I'm referring here in particular to the templates provided by the developers, which also contain seats), except that the caretakers there may be more eager to clean - but they do if you don't define the corridor as a corridor. But the seats are not used.

I imagine it that way:
Waiting room: Waiting area for new patients who have not yet been examined.
Corridors with seats: Waiting areas for patients who are already in the middle of a treatment but have to wait in front of a room for certain reasons (e.g. the laboratory).
Or you give the player the possibility to assign waiting rooms to certain rooms, so that waiting room X is only used by patients who have to go to the lab. Then the corridor templates would be unnecessary and should be removed from the game.
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