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FAQ/Strategy Guide by CityBuilderAK47

Version: 1.11 | Updated: 09/19/19

Table of Contents

  1. Intro
    1. Theme Hospital vs. Two Point Hospital
    2. Additional Resources
    3. Where Your Save Files Are Stored
    4. Updates / Additional Content
  2. Before You Build: What Makes An Effective Layout?
    1. 11 Tips for Hospital Success
    2. The Patient Process
    3. Patient Happiness
    4. The 9 General Rules of Hospital Layout
    5. Kudosh & Recommend Items
  3. Before You Build: Staffing
    1. Staff Happiness & Staff Threats
    2. Doctor Skills
    3. Nurse Skills
    4. Assistant Skills
    5. Janitor Skills
    6. Common Skills
    7. Staff Traits
    8. Staff Attire
  4. Countryside Region
    1. Level 1: Hogsport
    2. Level 2: Lower Bullocks
    3. Level 3: Flottering
  5. Cold Region
    1. Level 4: Mitton University
    2. Level 5: Tumble
    3. Level 6: Flemington
    4. Level 6: Flemington - Case Study - 2 Stars to 3 Stars
    5. Level 6: Flemington - 3-Star Winning Layout
  6. Industrial Region
    1. Level 7: Smogley
    2. Level 7: Smogley - Case Study - From Failing 1 Star to Succesful 3 Star
    3. Level 7: Smogley - 3 Star Winning Layout
    4. Level 8: Melt Downs
    5. Level 8: Melt Downs - 3-Star Winning Layout
    6. Level 9: Duckworth-Upon-Bilge
    7. Level 9: Duckworth-upon-Bilge - 3-Star Winning Layout
  7. Tropical Region
    1. Level 10: Sweaty Palms
    2. Level 10: Sweaty Palms - Case Study - A Failing Hospital (When to Give Up)
    3. Level 10: Sweaty Palms - 3-Star Winning Layout
    4. Level 11: Grockle Bay
    5. Level 11: Grockle Bay - 3-Star Winning Layout
    6. Level 12: Blighton
    7. Level 12: Blighton - 3-Star Winning Layout
  8. Urban Region
    1. Level 13: Rotting Hill
    2. Level 13: Rotting Hill - 3-Star Winning Layout
    3. Level 14: Pelican Wharf
    4. Level 14: Pelican Wharf - 3-Star Winning Layout
    5. Level 15: Croquembouche
    6. Level 15: Croquembouche - 3-Star Winning Layout
  9. Sandbox
  10. Interior Designer
  11. (Snowfall) Pointy Mountain Region
    1. (Snowfall) Level 16: Underlook Hotel
    2. (Snowfall) Level 17: Swelbard
    3. (Snowfall) Level 18: Roquefort Castle
    4. (Snowfall) Level 18: Roquefort Castle - 3-Star Layout
    5. (Snowfall) New Items
    6. (Snowfall) New Rooms
    7. (Snowfall) New Illnesses
    8. (Snowfall) Other New Things
  12. (Pebberley Island) Pebberley Island Region
    1. (Pebberley Island) Level 19: Pebberley Reef
    2. (Pebberley Island) Level 19: Pebberley Reef - 3-Star Winning Layout
    3. (Pebberley Island) Level 20: Overgrowth
    4. (Pebberley Island) Level 21: Topless Mountain
    5. (Pebberley Island) Level 21: Topless Mountain - Case Study - Working Successfully with Waves
    6. (Pebberley Island) New Items
    7. (Pebberley Island) New Rooms
    8. (Pebberley Island) New Illnesses
  13. (Close Encounters) Desert Region
    1. (Close Encounters) - Level 22: Goldpan
    2. (Close Encounters) - Level 23: Camouflage Falls
    3. (Close Encounters) - Level 23: Camouflage Falls - Anatomy of a 3-Star Wave-Smashing Hospital
    4. (Close Encounters) - Level 24: Chasm 24
    5. (Close Encounters) - New Items
    6. (Close Encounters) - New Rooms
    7. (Close Encounters) - New Illnesses
  14. (Superbug Initiative) - The Superbug Initiative
    1. (Superbug Initiative) - Research Projects
    2. (Superbug Initiative) - Project-Unlocked Items
  15. Building a Better Hospital
    1. GP Queues
    2. Hospital Level Snowballing
    3. Expansion Strategy
    4. Examples in Efficiency
    5. Room Prestige
    6. The Great Patient Purge
  16. Training
  17. Marketing
  18. Common 2-Star Challenges
    1. Money Troubles
  19. Common 3-Star Challenges
    1. You want HOW Much in Hospital Value?
    2. Attractiveness Rating
    3. Bump that Cure Rate Up!
    4. Staff Morale? Are You Kidding Me?
  20. Staff Challenges
  21. Illnesses
    1. List of Illnesses
    2. Chance of Cure
    3. Rogue Monobrows
  22. Epidemics
  23. Emergencies
  24. Disasters
  25. Rooms
  26. Item Listing
    1. Kudosh Item Listing
    2. (Special) Item Listing
    3. (Retro Items Pack) DLC Item Listing
  27. Research Projects
  28. VIP Visits
  29. End of Year Awards
  30. Steam Achievement Guide
  31. Two Point Humor
  32. Contact the Author
    1. Legal Bla Bla Bla

Common 3-Star Challenges

You want HOW Much in Hospital Value?

Often what sets the 3-star goals apart from the 2-star is usually the uptick in amount that is desired for you to win. But there's a simple strategy that will never fail you (in principle). Its execution will vary from level-to-level.

1) Build an efficient hospital
The reason that I've emphasized efficient hospital design and smaller rooms is that it really does work. When you're able to get many patients through the patient process effectively, you'll be making a lot more than when they die halfway through the patient process or rage quit.

2) Create a cushion of hard assets with lots of expensive equipment
By buying extra buildings and equipment and decorative junk all at the same time, you're putting a solid amount of money that won't fluctuate month to month into your Hospital Value. When you buy it once, it will always be calculated in your hospital value, no matter what. So go on, take your time, decorate those rooms fully and push your budget as far as you can to keep the hospital looking great. It will give you a more solid base from which the next part, by far the most turbulent, is calculated.

3) Understand that what really drives hospital value is the month-to-month profit.
While the exact math calculation is a little complicated, the basic gist of it is this. If you want to see your hospital value increase month after month, you need to keep a steady profit. And by steady profit, I mean try to make a little more than you did last month. Your hard assets will ever only count for so much of your hospital value, so you have to supplement it with a stable income. When you have profits that go up and down, it sends your Hospital Value up and down too...one month, you're at $1.8 million, the next at $1.5, the following at $1.4...etc. When you see this happening, try to trim your expenses and bring in more patients.

4) With great reputation comes great money
What's the secret to this? Raising prices! There's a difference between a Level 20 Hospital with a 99 reputation and a Level 15 hospital at 75 reputation. Patients are willing to pay good money for a good cure. Even though it is very true that you won't get every single person to pay and some will indeed Refuse to Pay, it will make a difference in your profits. The higher you scale them up though, the more likely the patients will Refuse to Pay. Like most other things, there's definitely a law of diminishing returns.

For the life of me, I had everything nice and just hit a wall around $2.5 million. I just could not break it and my hospital was as efficient as I could get it. What then, was wrong? I forgot one simple lesson from previous hospitals - When justified, it's OK to raise prices! I made a 20% increase to prices and hit my goal easily passing $4,000,000 within the next half hour! It won't always work, and it can sometimes tank your hospital even worse, but a small jump of 10% may help you out a bit. Just be careful, and don't be afraid to cut them back if it ends up hurting your hospital more!