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0001224Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Healthcarepublic2010-04-16 01:232010-06-15 05:34
Toady One 
0001224: Dwarfs ignore the wounded
Sometimes dwarfs just don't pay attention to the wounded in hospitals. I've just had a clash with a titan during which one of my dwarfs lost both legs. The dwarfs hauled her to bed in the hospital, and then just left her there. Eventually she died of dehydration, while the well is basically next door to the hospital, there were about 30 idle dwarfs with 'feed wounded' and 'recover wounded' jobs enabled, and there was a crowd of idle doctors as well. This doesn't happen all the time, I've had a few earlier episodes when the hospital system worked satisfactorily.
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child of 0000351resolved Toady One Injured dwarf dies of thirst despite many idle healthcare workers and available water/buckets/etc 
Issue History
2010-04-16 01:23ZasNew Issue
2010-04-16 01:58FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0000351
2010-04-20 22:51ZasNote Added: 0004415
2010-04-21 02:47derigoNote Added: 0004426
2010-06-15 01:25Toady OneNote Added: 0008470
2010-06-15 01:25Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-15 01:25Toady OneFixed in Version => 0.31.07
2010-06-15 01:25Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2010-06-15 01:25Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-15 05:34FootkerchiefResolutionfixed => duplicate

2010-04-20 22:51   
Now I have a wounded dwarf in a hospital. Usually other dwarfs just ignore her. When she starts feeling hungry/dehydrated, I order to build a new bucket. This somehow triggers the "give food/water" sequence. But nothing more. I have tons of diagnosers, including several as high as high masters, but no one of them seems to care to give a diagnosis.
2010-04-21 02:47   
Medical care seems to have a very very very low priority on a dwarf's to do list. When I want my Doc to work on somone, I usually suspend all his other activities and turn off any hauling jobs he has active. The Doc will still usually sit around idle 80% of the time, but eventually he'll poke at at the patients a little. Diagnose a little, hang out in the meeting hall for a few days, clean a few wounds, harvest some plants, store his mittens in his cabinet, check his chest a few times, hang out with the war dogs. Then he'll sit on someone's head suturing them until they die of thirst.

Dwarven medicine is a little strange.
Toady One   
2010-06-15 01:25   
The conditions were pretty restrictive for feeding/watering, and I've loosened it up for 0.31.07. Hopefully it will be kinder for life.