Hospital bed

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Hospital bed

Hospital bed

A bed specially designed for use in hospitals. Adjustable for a patient and festooned with built-in equipment, it improves medical outcomes over normal beds.

Base Stats

35 kg
pass through only
Path Cost
1 ˣ 2
Terrain Affordance
Surgery Success Chance Factor
Immunity Gain Speed Factor
Rest Effectiveness
Cover Effectiveness


Required Research
Hospital bed
Skill Required
Construction 8
Work To Make
2,800 ticks (46.67 secs)
Stuff tags
Resources to make
Buildingmats.png 40 + Steel.png 80 + Component.png 5
Deconstruct yield
Buildingmats.png 20 + Steel.png 40 + Component.png 2 - 3
Destroy yield
Buildingmats.png 10 + Steel.png 20 + Component.png 1 - 2

A hospital bed improves quality of medical treatments, boosts immunity gain speed to help recover from diseases faster, and speeds up healing from injuries. It can even boost medical tend quality above the normal maximum for that type of medicine, for example allowing 70%+ treatment quality from herbal medicine

When a colonist (that is injured or in need of an operation) is selected the player may right-click a hospital bed to direct the colonist there. Colonists that are sick or injured will sleep at a medical bed instead of their designated beds. A hospital bed can also be linked to a vitals monitor to further increase medical treatment quality and patient's immunity gain speed. The bonuses for immunity gain speed from a hospital bed and a vitals monitor stack, but a vitals monitor does not improve the recovery rate from injuries.

While resting on a hospital bed, colonists recover from injuries much faster than a normal bed or sleeping spot. The increased heal rate from using a hospital bed relative to a normal bed is equivalent to a +75% increase in tend quality (see injury for details).

It also increases the success rate of surgeries.


Constructing a hospital bed requires Hospital Bed to be researched and a construction skill of 8. It requires Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 40 Stuff (Metals), Steel.png 80 Steel, Component.png 5 Component and is constructed in 2,800 ticks (46.67 secs).


Rest Effectiveness

Rest Effectiveness is a measure how fast a pawn will regain rest. A pawn sleeping in a bed with 125% rest effectiveness would regain rest 125% faster, and thus require 80% of the time to sleep. Rest effectiveness varies by quality and material. Stone materials only offer 90% of the rest effectiveness of a bed made from non-stone materials at the same quality level.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Rest effectiveness 86% 92% 100% 108% 114% 125% 160%
  • Comfort

    Comfort is a measure of how fast a pawn will refill their comfort meter. A pawn sleeping in a bed with a higher comfort value will regain comfort proportionally faster. Comfort varies by quality but not material. Beds of the same quality level will all have the same comfort, regardless of what they're constructed from. An adjacent end table and a nearby dresser will each increase the base comfort by a further +0.05. This increase is applied before the quality multiplier.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Comfort 0.61 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.99 1.16 1.36
    + End Table & Dresser 0.68 0.79 0.9 1.01 1.12 1.31 1.53
  • Surgery Success Chance Factor

    The Surgery Success Chance Factor is exactly what it sounds like - a multiplier on the chance for a successful surgery assuming it is performed in this bed. The base value depends on the bed type with most beds having a base value of 100%, the sleeping spot a lower value of 70%, and the hospital bed a higher value of 110%. This base value is then modified by the bed's quality level. Beds of the same type and quality level will all have the same factor, regardless of what they're constructed from.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Surgery Success Chance Factor 99 104.5 110 115.5 121 126.5 143
  • Analysis

    Material Table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build Mass HP Flammability Market Value
    Golden Hospital bed Gold.png 400 20 2,520 ticks (42 secs) 35 90 40% 4320 Silver
    Plasteel Hospital bed Plasteel.png 40 0 6,160 ticks (1.71 mins) 35 420 0% 695 Silver
    Silver Hospital bed Silver.png 400 6 2,800 ticks (46.67 secs) 35 105 40% 720 Silver
    Steel Hospital bed Steel.png 40 0 2,800 ticks (46.67 secs) 35 150 40% 400 Silver
    Uranium Hospital bed Uranium.png 40 0 5,320 ticks (1.48 mins) 35 375 0% 570 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
  • Version history

    Beta 19