Once you deployed your project, how do you validate everything is running as expected? Then, at runtime, how do you check your site status? Or when an error occurs, how do you examine system? How do you distinguish between bugs in code, issues in configuration or failures in third-party services? That is what healtchecks are made for.
"Hospital" is a healthcheck framework for Python. Let's discover how smoketests and diagnosis can secure your work. Let's see how easy it is to integrate healthchecks with Django (or with any Python project), then plug the results to supervision/monitoring tools.
Note: did you notice Django 1.7 introduces a system check framework? Do you know about django-health-check, django-doctor or django-smoketest projects? We will also consider how authors are trying to make those projects converge.