MhildrenaMa C’s Hospital has two facilities, one in the city and another in suburban area. On average, there are 40 births per week at the city hospital. At the suburban hospital, the average number of births per week is 170. Mothers and babies stay in the hospital two days on average at both the city and suburban hospitals.
i. On any given day, how many new mothers, on average, are staying at the city hospital?
ii. On any given day, how many new mothers, on average, are staying at the suburban hospital?
iii. The CEO of MaMa Children’s Hospital is considering to unify the maternity wards of the city and suburban hospitals. She believes that by doing so they will be able to reduce the number of new mothers staying in the unified ward. Is she correct? How many new mothers will stay, on average, in the unified ward a day?
You may assume that the average number of births and the length of stay of the new mothers do not change.