Pop Up Icons

Pop Up icons are used to convey important information about emergencies and impending crises that come along during the game. If you don't respond to them, problems can explode in your face, leading to mass walkouts, loss of reputation, and a sinking feeling in your gut. You can also end up with a screen full of icons if you don't keep on top of them. Left-click on an icon to respond to it.

Using the Control Panel

From left to right, the Control Panel is split into three sections. On the left is the Finance section. In the middle is the Build Hire section you'll be using most. The right-hand third of the panel has two functions. If your mouse is pointing at it, the Business controls pop up from the base of the screen. If the mouse pointer is anywhere else, this section becomes the Dynamic Info Bar. The following paragraphs describe what each section does. Bank Balance This displays how much money you...

Drug Casebook F

This screen enables you to alter what you charge for each cure and diagnosis. The percentage of treatment charge tells you what your Hospital is charging based on the recommended price. This recommendation takes into account the Reputation of your Hospital and the previous success rating for that particular treatment. You can alter your percentage of the recommended price by left-clicking on the 0 0 buttons next to it. The Casebook lists the diseases and Diagnosis Rooms you have discovered,...

At The Bank

You can go to see the bank manager if you need extra money. The Current Loan option lets you borrow staggered amounts from the Bank, and will charge you interest. You can see Your Interest Payment for that loan on p. 44. The Insurance Buttons on the right of the screen show you how your Patients' Insurance companies are paying you. Some Patients pay you in cash but others let you bill their Insurance companies. Some Insurance companies take more time to pay than others do. Left-click on their...

Credits

Designed and Created by Bullfrog Productions Pluto Development Team Mark Webley, Gary Carr, Matt Chilton, Matt Sullivan, Jo Rider, Rajan Tande, Wayne Imlach, Andy Bass, Jon Rennie, Adam Coglan, Natalie White Programming Mark Webley, Matt Chilton, Matt Sullivan, Rajan Tande Art Gary Carr, Jo Rider, Andy Bass, Adam Coglan Additional Programming Ben Deane, Gary Morgan,Jonty Barnes Additional Art Eoin Rogan, George Svarovsky, Saurev Sarkar, Jason Brown, John Kershaw, Dee Lee Music and Sound Effects...

Furnish Corridor Panel

How you furnish your Hospital's corridors is important. The Corridor Furnishings you can choose are as follows The Reception Desk is the most important feature you can build. Without it, no Patients come to your Hospital. Each Reception Desk requires one Receptionist in order to function. When two Reception desks are close enough together, they will deal with the same queue. When Receptionists Desks are placed far enough away from each other, they handle different queues. Benches give Patients...

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Sack To get rid of this troublemaker, left-click here and they walk straight out of the Hospital. And good riddance to them. You can see any Patient's Information Panel by left-clicking on a Patient. From here you can obtain detailed information about the Patient's state of health and manipulate the individual Patient if you want. Health Chart This is a graphic representation of a Patient's health since entering Hospital. If health continues to deteriorate, the Patient will die. Left-click the...

Edit Rooms Items Panel

When you left-click the Edit Rooms Items icon and pass the pointer over an object or room to edit it, the room or item beneath the pointer starts flashing. Left-click again to rebuild it, erase it for extra cash or move it somewhere else. Note that at any time, you can right-click on a Corridor Furnishing to edit it. The Edit Rooms Items Panel also appears when you have selected a specific room type from the Build Rooms Panel. When the pointer is shaped like a trowel, you can layout the...

Using Business Screens

The last seven icons on the Control Panel only appear if your pointer moves directly over them. When your pointer isn't over the area, the Dynamic Info Bar occupies this space. The Business Screen icons, which appear when your mouse pointer moves to this area, help you manage the behind-the-scenes aspects of Theme Hospital. You can also find out the information you need to compete with other Hospitals. This is where you find a list of all your hired Staff. You can see information regarding...

Part Quick Start Tutorial

When you start your first level of Theme Hospital, you will see a stopwatch just above the Control Panel. This is called the Build Timer and is designed to give you some construction time before Patients start arriving at your Hospital. You can open your Hospital at any time, but for now let's leave it running to give you time to build your Hospital. First, your Hospital needs a Reception Desk. Click on the Furnish Corridor Button, found on the Control Panel. This brings up the Furnish Corridor...

Yearly Appraisal

At the end of each year, you get high score charts to read and maybe even an award to gloat over. You'll find out exactly how you're doing, compared to the computer players. Left-click the Thumbs Up icon to see the top ten performers. Hall Of Shame Left-click the Thumbs Down icon to find out just how badly you did. Time to gloat Left-click on the Cup icon to browse over the certificates you've earned and polish those bronze statues. Winning awards leads to substantial amounts of increased...

Staff Resignation Panel

When a member of Staff wants to resign, a resignation icon appears above his head. At the same time, a pop-up icon appears. The member of Staff continues to work while waiting for your answer. If you ignore the icon for a whole Theme Hospital month, it will disappear, followed by the utterly disillusioned member of Staff, who walks out of your Hospital forever. If you left-click the icon, the Staff Resignation Panel appears. When Staff want to resign, it's usually because they feel they should...

Function Keys

Research Screen Research Room must be in hospital to view screen Research Screen Research Room must be in hospital to view screen The Health Ministry of Theme World has employed you, wisely or otherwise, to run their Hospitals. You have to make the decisions that ultimately make or break your career. The better you do, the more points you score and the higher your salary goes. Do well and you'll be able to retire to the Bahamas before you reach fifty. Mess up and you won't have a pair of socks...

Charts F

This screen displays your statistics in chart form This screen displays your statistics in chart form Number of Patients Visiting your Hospital You can toggle each statistic on or off by left-clicking on the relevant pencil on the right. Right-clicking on a pencil turns off all the other statistics except that one. You can also cycle through the graph's time scale by left-clicking the green button below and to the right of the graph display. The default setting shows figures over one year. The...

Queue Panel

Managing queues is useful when you see, for example, that someone towards the back of the queue is suffering from a disease that you can cure. The sooner the disease is diagnosed, the sooner you get your cash. When you move your mouse over a door, all the Patients who are in the queue for that room display Queue icons above their heads. Left-click on a door to bring up the Queue Panel. Visitor Count displays the total number of Patients that have visited a room. The Max Queue Size is the...

Game Selection Screen

His cunning cranial diagram describes five different game choices Move your mouse to make the professor point to your choice. Then New Game begins the process of setting up a completely new game of Theme Hospital and takes you to the Game Settings Screen see below . Continue Game is a special case. When you quit a game, it automatically saves before taking you to the introductory screen. The Continue option takes you straight into this game. Remember that, in order to load...

Hospital Policy F

Your Hospital has a policy towards its Staff and Patients. This can be viewed and changed here. Firstly, you can set the Preferences as to whether a partially Diagnosed Patient will be treated anyway or sent home. If a Patient's Partial Diagnosis percentage is lower than that of the Send Home Slider, the Patient is automatically sent home. If it is higher than the Guess at Cure slider, then the Patient is automatically sent to be cured. Any Patients with a percentage in between the two sliders...

Hire Staff Panel

Using the Hire Staff Panel, you choose Doctors, Nurses, and other Staff for your Hospital from a selection of candidates who are available for work. If you select a new member of Staff-but change your mind before you've placed the individual in your Hospital-you can cancel the hiring process by right-clicking. There are four types of Staff to choose from Doctors, Nurses, Handymen, and Receptionists. Doctors are a Hospital's most valuable members of staff. They are also among the most varied in...

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Theme Hospital Queuing Reception

Q Buttons are flashing at the bottom of the screen A There are two possible reasons for this. First, the tutorial might be on, in which case, either follow the tutorial or quit and start again, making sure it is not on. Alternatively, you're seeing the Research Screen button telling you that new research has been completed, so stop panicking. Q Furniture doesn't fit in the room I've just built. A If rearranging the furniture doesn't help, your room is too small. You can resize it by returning...

Theme Hospital Instruction Icons

You implement all your Hospital design decisions in Hospital View. The screen displays a cutaway section of your Hospital in isometric perspective. You can move the pointer around the screen with your mouse. When you push the pointer to the edge of the screen, more of your Hospital or the outlying area is revealed. You can mark any part of the map as being important to you with a hot key and use this hot key to flick the screen back to that point, at any time in the future. To set up a hot key,...

Command Reference

To move around the hospital, press the arrow keys. To set a zoom key, go to where you want to zoom to and press a function key. This stores your zoom position. To zoom back to that position, press the function key. To increase decrease the number of Corridor or Extra Room Items you want to buy in multiples of 5, hold down the Shift key while increasing or decreasing the number of items you want to buy. To increase decrease the number of items by 10, Hold down To Quick Save your game, press S....

Installation Instructions

Theme Hospital must be properly installed on your PC in order to run. This CD contains both MS-DOS and Windows 95 versions of the game. Follow the appropriate instructions for your operating system. 1. Insert the Theme Hospital CD in your CD drive. 2. At the DOS prompt,type d Enter to change to your CD drive substitute the correct letter of your CD drive if other than 'D ' . 3. When you see the 'D 'prompt,type setup Enter to start the installation program. 4. Follow the instructions that appear...