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Title: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: KasperVld on November 15, 2010, 06:37:48 PM
Basicly what it says, rather than wandering around until they are called to a room, doctors and nurses should check if there are empty rooms and go there
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: Lego3 on November 16, 2010, 07:30:49 AM
True, that might be useful. Will just have to make the current system work correctly first.  :P
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: markhobley on February 20, 2011, 09:02:30 PM
I was thinking that the tendancy to wander could depend on the skill of the staff member involved. A consultant for example would know how to find a room to work in, whereas a junior may tend to wander until called to a room. Likewise, a consultant in a treatement room with no patients may go to work in another room, whereas a junior is likely to stay and wait for a patient to come along.
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: MarkL on March 04, 2011, 08:15:21 PM
Whilst staff wander the corridors they don't get tired and want a rest, so in that respect wandering is a good thing.  What you don't want is for them to wander when they are needed in a room, the calls dispatcher should have that sorted and I also think there was a recent fix where staff also now go back to the room they were in before their break unless they are needed elsewhere or did I dream that?
I have seen a different problem in that some staff now work forever without taking a break and have the nightcap icon.
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: Patrickv on March 06, 2011, 07:28:25 PM
Basicly what it says, rather than wandering around until they are called to a room, doctors and nurses should check if there are empty rooms and go there

I find that bloody anoying because if you got to many rooms and too many doctors then the adviser just keeps pissing you say "you have too many doctors" Personlay their should be room priority list if doctors are on idle that way they go to those rooms first.
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: pilen on April 10, 2011, 11:40:43 AM
Well, in my country, Sweden, the doctors don't just wander around from room to room when they are needed. They usually have their own room, a full time employment, for example as a psychiatrist. And even if they are hired temporary they usually get their own room.

I suggest you can bind a doctor to a certain room, where they are and should be when they are not resting. If they are resting then other doctors can jump in and take their place. As soon as, for example the psychiatrist, is well rested he directly takes the place of the "stand-in".
And if you haven't bound a doctor to a certain room, the normal rule applies in which a free doctor go to that room.

I think this idea would be really nice in the future if doctors have more special skills than just surgeon, shrink and scientist. More management of your staff.
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: tobylane on April 10, 2011, 01:49:14 PM
Maybe a consultant knows to go to a room, but a junior only knows to go to training. (My micromanagement usually consists of training everyone to consultant, or keeping all the juniors at the cure rooms but this may be specialised behaviour).
Title: Re: Staff should not wander around when there are empty rooms
Post by: kona on April 11, 2011, 03:13:45 AM
Could make it so that they only enter empty rooms they walk by. Could also have  a toggle setting, which would make specialized doctors only enter rooms requiring their specialization.

For example, surgeon wanders by GP Office, it is empty but does not enter; then he goes by operating theatre. He enters.

And if they are wander and don't find empty rooms, they still respond to pages.

This of course is extra features for after the beta is finished. My 2 cents

Edit: Staff use bathroom