St. Alfred's Hospital (Rhodenbank)

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St. Alfred's Hospital
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Evanna (talk) 23:54, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
St Alfred's Hospital

Rhodenbank [80,0]

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Basic Info:

  • Excellent place to find first aid kits. Zombies frequently check inside.
  • Portable Generators have a use other than powering the lights and increasing search probability in hospitals. Players with the Surgery Skill can heal for 15 HP if the Hospital has a fueled up Generator.
  • Hospitals can be barricaded normally.
  • Among the internal descriptions found in Hospitals:
    • "...its wards and corridors blackened with the soot of a recent fire"
    • "...its empty wards criss-crossed with snapped quarantine tape."
    • "...one of the city's psychiatric hospitals."
    • "...dark corridors leading through abandoned wards."
    • "...its emergency room in disarray."
    • "...its lobby covered with quarantine posters."
    • "...a children's hospital with bright murals across the walls. "
    • "The main lobby is riddled with bullet holes."
    • "It was one of the last to be evacuated, and seems to have been cleared out in a hurry."
    • "...a derelict hospital that was closed down years ago."

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Description

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St. Alfred's Hospital was a mental hospital located in the suburb of Rhodenbank, near the western border with the suburb of Earletown. The sanitarium first opened in 1926 as the Rhodenbank Health Reform Institute, based on the health principles advocated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In 1935, Dr. Nick Ulric Townsend became the superintendent, and his brother, W. K. Townsend, worked as the hospital's book keeper. In 1938, renovations and additions were built on the site, but it all burned down in 1942. In the following year it was rebuilt as a larger structure. In 1944, the military bought the complex and converted the buildings into St. Alfred's Military Hospital for treating soldiers wounded in World War II. By 1952 though, the military sold the hospital and the building's name was shortened to St. Alfred's Hospital.

Interestingly, Saint Alfred, after which the hospital is dedicated, was canonized by being enrolled among the doctors of the Church by Pope Pius XI in 1931. He was also named patron saint of learning, for he had, said the Pope, "that rare and divine gift, scientific instinct, in the highest degree . . .; he is exactly the saint whose example ought to inspire the present age". It is believed that it was for this reason that the military chose to dedicate the hospital in his name.

With over 200,000 patients having passed through the hospital's doors and 500 staff members, the sanitarium became a destination for both prominent and middle class citizens. Celebrated local figures who visited the sanitarium were known to influence and encourage enthusiasm for health and mental wellness among the general public upon ending their stay. The hospital was later nicknamed "The NUT House" by some of its patients, using an acronym of the superintendent's name. In the 50s and 60s the hospital became a popular place for the rich to go for a health retreat and dieting.

At the sanitarium, Townsend explored various treatments for his patients, including diet reform and frequent enemas. Very frequent enemas. He encouraged a low fat, low protein diet with an emphasis on whole grains, fiber-rich foods, and most importantly... nuts. Townsend also recommended a daily intake of fresh air, exercise, and the importance of personal hygiene. Many of his theories were later published in his 1976 book, "A Little Less Nutty".

Ever since the "Malton Incident" the hospital has changed from a plush rehab back to its true roots as a hospital meant for treating the injured. The staff that had remained, and those survivors who helped them, did the best that they could to help treat the injured and provide safe harbor for the citizens of Malton, but more often then not the hospital had come under siege from zombie hordes. Many are the times that the hospital has suffered for its attempts to keep its barricades low enough to let inexperienced survivors inside, as zombies have found the hospital a much easier target than the more fortress-like buildings surrounding it.

Mandate

The staff at St. Alfred's Hospital try to always support the following ideals:

  1. To provide medical assistance to anyone and everyone who enters.
  2. To cure the infected.
  3. To keep its doors open to lower level survivors, if possible.

It is asked that survivors please note whether or not there is a portable generator within the hospital, and whether it has fuel or not. As a working portable generator is required for the Surgery skill it is asked the survivors provide support by replacing either the generator when destroyed or refilling its fuel supply when its exhausted. This in turn will allow the medical staff to provide more efficient aid to the injured.

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This hospital has been registered on the Malton Hospitals Group database, and can be guaranteed to have a doctor present.

Barricade Policy

Please keep this building at VSB.

This building follows the barricade policy set forth in the Rhodenbank Barricading Plan. Created by the Rhodenbank Civil Defense Corps, the policy dictates that almost every tactical resource point in Rhodenbank should only be Very Strongly (VS+2) barricaded and no higher, so as to be accessible to inexperienced survivors who do not have the Free Running skill. As a hospital it is important that every effort be made to keep an "open door" policy (i.e. VS+2 barricades) so that all survivors have access to medical assistance for dealing with injuries and/or infections.

Still, should the number of zombies rise above 5 within a 3x3 grid around the hospital or reports of nearby resources buildings being overrun be confirmed, then barricades should be raised to Extremely Heavily in order to protect everyone inside the hospital. Note that members of the RCDC have the right to lower the barricades to Very Strongly if they discover them raised higher without just cause.

Current Events

February 26th, 2010 - The RCDC reported that the hospital was unpowered and Very Heavily barricaded. --Mobius

December 13th, 2009 - The hospital was completely ruined with at least 9 zombies inside ... all the survivors inside are now dead, including me. --OO Willie 14:10, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

December 7th, 2009 - The hospital's lights are on, while the barricades are at EHB. --OO Willie 12:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

November 26th, 2009 - The building was breached and ruined 48 hrs ago ... I died in there, so yeah -_- --OO Willie 05:39, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

November 23rd, 2009 - The hospital is EHB+, with no power ... at least 3 zombies and 7 dead bodies outside. --OO Willie 05:29, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

November 21st, 2009 - The building is repaired, but has no power, and is VSB++. --OO Willie 17:53, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Update - There are 2 zeds outside and 1 inside at 15hp, for an easy to retake. --Destruction Matter 17:53, 21 November 2009 (EST)

November 11th, 2009 - Ruined by the Militant Order of Barhah. -- Papa Jadkor (RRF) (MotA) (MT11) 01:21, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

October 21st, 2009 - oO Willie - Yesterday, a zombie turned human spy named simordiera infiltrated the hospital posing as a heavily wounded survivor (I have added him to my contact list and he have since reverted back to his undead state). I think he was trying to parachute in as he was infected and almost dead, but I was around to cure him all the way back to full health. Late last night the building was breached by 2 zombies with generator smashed and most survivors attacked and wounded. Luckily we were healed up by a passing survivor. I have re-barricaded to VSB++ and I'm doing some axe work on a zombie to clear them out. Some help would be nice...

Update - oO Willie - Managed to axe one zombie down and dumped its body... one zombie left.
Update - oO Willie - Bane Croooow of the RCDC dropped in and combat revived the last zombie before tossing it outside. May make a move to the closest lit factory and hospital to get gen+fuel and stock up on med kits.

October 20th, 2009 - oO Willie - The building was reclaimed since the last time I was here. VSB++ and I added a generator + fuel for power. RCDC presence with 8 other survivors including myself all in perfect health.

October 9th, 2009 - The interior was ruined, with the doors wide open. There were 2 zombies, plus 3 dead bodies outside. --oO_Willie 03:39, 09 October 2009 (BST)

September 13th, 2009 - The hospital is powered and VSB, with 4 zombies outside. --kakugori 03:39, 13 September 2009 (BST)

August 19th, 2009 - RCDC recon reported that the building was ruined, with 3 zombies inside. --kakugori 00:48, 19 August 2009 (BST)

July 11th, 2009 - Rebuilding right now. Need a generator. --Krazymouse 22:07, 11 July 2009 (BST)

July 5th, 2009 - RCDC recon reported that the hospital was overrun by zombies and ruined. --Mobius

July 2nd, 2009 - RCDC recon reported that the hospital was only lightly barricaded at the moment, with 9 zombies outside. --kakugori 05:37, 3 July 2009 (BST)

June 30th, 2009 - The RCDC reported that the hospital was Heavily barricaded, but unpowered. --Kakugori 04:43, 1 July 2009 (BST)

June 27th, 2009 - The RCDC reported that the hospital was currently powered and VSB++. --Kakugori 02:31, 27 June 2009 (BST)

June 12th, 2009 - The zombie threat has passed as the zombies outside seek greener pastures elsewhere nearby. The RCDC report that while the hospital is still unpowered it is once more Very Strongly (VSB++) barricaded to allow survivors access outside, as well as to return. --Mobius

June 3rd, 2009 - The RCDC reported the zombie siege of the hospital has continued unabated for several days now and this has taken its toll. The hospital is now unpowered and only Quite Strongly barricaded. --Mobius

May 27th, 2009 - The hospital is under assault by zombies, however the barricades are holding... so far. --Mobius

May 26th, 2009 - Through courage and vigilance the RCDC stepped in to reclaim the hospital from the zombie menace. The hospital is now Extremely Heavily barricaded and powered. Long live the RCDC! --Mobius

April 30th, 2009 - RCDC recon issued a report stating that zombies had overrun the hospital and it was currently ruined. --Mobius

April 26th, 2009 - Unpowered and VSB. While many survivors have generators, vandals are destroying them as soon as they are installed. --Red Hawk One 08:20, 26 April 2009 (BST)

April 14th, 2009 - The RCDC reported that the hospital was Heavily barricaded and powered. --Mobius

August 20th, 2008 - The barricades were broken down today - one zombie got into the building and was last seen infecting the survivors who were left inside.

August 19th, 2008 - Last I checked, it was EHB. But I don't have free running so I don't know about the inside. There were some survivors outside banging on the 'cades.



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