People suffer from many diseases and so, patients with different types of illnesses will visit your hospital with the hope of being cured. From the common cold to first crush, the objective is to cure them when they visit your hospital. Each illness has its own degree of complexity and if it is a new strain, it takes some research before it can be diagnosed and cured.
Research about diseases is increasing diagnosis accuracy and affectivity of the cure. It is appreciable if you maximize research to diseases at a time. There is no point to spend money on researching a disease ahead of time especially if you have not reached a certain level where patients start to visit with that illness. Research is expensive and you’ll have a better chance with old illnesses first.
If you look at the above image properly, you will come to know how the level you are at, how long it takes to complete the research, the cost and percentage of increase. As an example, Zombie Syndrome is at level 5 and after the research is done, it will increase the success rate of diagnosing it by 8% and 5% for curing it.
Provide Medical Rooms and Equipment
Presently, there are many instruments and equipments being used in medical profession. Each and every illness needs special equipment to diagnose and cure the patient. Go to the research panel window and you will see which room and equipment you need for each illness. Click on the hospital editor icon. You start off with 10 areas for your rooms. Click on the add room icon to purchase one.
Diagnostic rooms would be a priority and you’ll have to eventually construct 2 examination and shrink rooms. These are the two main rooms you will need once you level up and patients start coming in droves.
IMPORTANT TIP : It would be better if at earlier stages, patients are diagnosed than curing them because you can use medicines to help out with the latter. Do not panic when it is asking you to add equipment rooms to cure frostbite, lamp-man or even the zombie syndrome. Hold out as long as you can, as long as it does not affect your reputation too much. Save up first to get more rooms for later levels.
Hiring of Specialists
Specialists and Doctors are always needed to diagnose and operate the medical equipment. In case you buy a new room, a notification will let you know that you need to hire some staff.
There are two options before you. You can hire your friend and assign them to a room or you can hire a specialist. It’s cheaper to hire friends because their hourly rate is lower but take note that their experience is lower and they are not as efficient as specialists.
At earlier levels, you can choose to hire friends since it’s expected you are working on increasing your reputation and you start out low. Eventually you’ll have to spend a little bit more to increase the percentage of successful diagnosis and curing a patient.
Above image depicts the experience level, its average cure rate, how many people the doctor can accommodate before they take a break, resting time in seconds and their hourly rate. As an example, Good Sensi Milla has a higher experience than the two, making her more efficient because he can accommodate more patients (six more).
If you change staff, do not forget to manage your human resources and check whether there is an idle doctor. When you appoint someone else to replace a current staff member, they become idle until you fire them. When you fire them, they stay idle and you’ll still be paying their hourly rate.
Treatment of Patients with Medicines
Gift giving in Simply Hospital is important in your overall strategy. Decorations can help but medicines are more beneficial. Take note that gifts here is a bit different because you have to buy them with your own coins to send to friends. Each friend you send it to will add up to your total bill.
However, you can select the free gift icon which will randomly select medicines (or even decorations) to send to your friend. What you’re hoping for is to get more of the headache pill or panagrease. You’ll need them to treat ailments during a shift and it will help increase your hospital’s reputation.
IMPORTANT TIP : Medicines should be used to treat patients only when there is a long queue at the diagnostic rooms. You do not know when you will get free medicines and they go fast during a long shift. Hold on to it until you see that the patient’s mood drop. Remember it is about timing. Do not wait until it is too low that you end up losing the patient altogether.
Shift Management and Statistics
You should start accepting patients by starting a new shift. You’ll get to choose shifts as short as 15 minutes or a maximum of 48 hours.
Expenses and the number of patients expected per shift are shown to help you decide which one to choose. A tip here is to play the shorter shifts so you can manage your hospital better. You should not leave it without a manager and it is not appreciable because you might end up losing more patients, especially if you do not have enough rooms yet.
It is advised that you watch patients like a hawk at earlier levels. Check if their mood is decreasing and if they are being diagnosed and cured successfully. Are there more patients with the same disease at a certain point?
After ending of shift, you will see your shift’s performance.
Look at the overall reputation and check if the shift helped increase your reputation. Scroll through the list of patients that visited your hospital. The example above shows that working on researching zombie syndrome more is needed or get more medicines to cure them immediately. Some also left the line because it took a long time to assist them. Install benches or hire more efficient doctors to help decrease this number.
Managing Hospital’s Reputation
The overall aim is to enhance your hospital’s reputation so you can get more patients per shift, which will increase your profits. More profit will mean you can expand your hospital and will be able to research more illnesses to make your hospital more efficient. This is why the shift statistics is important to help you strategize.
IMPORTANT TIP : Having a very high reputation is not beneficial when you’re not ready with enough rooms or research is lacking. A safe percentage would be around 60-70% once most rooms are in place and research is average. It is easier to manage and you can work on increasing your reputation slowly.
Take note though that neighbors can help increase your reputation when they visit you, which you can also do the same.
Participate in the Doctor’s Council
There is another method to increase your profits easily is to participate in your friend’s doctor council sessions. This happens when a VIP patient arrives at their hospital. There is an icon that looks like people meeting at a table. This icon you will see at the upper left corner of the game’s interface and below the reputation level.
In case there is a number in it, that indicates that you have a number of councils that you can participate in. Join on all councils. It will reward you a good amount. This will increase once you level up.