|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTThe support for the Standard which has been forthcoming in recent weeks is most encouraging and this weeks issue indicates not only the value of enlisting a goodly number of "eyes and ears" but as well the widening interest being evoked. Mr. Hughes has asked us to acknowledge the support, encouragement and guidance he has received from Dr. Wallace, in assembling and setting in order the material for his excellent contribution on the use of Modecate Therapy in chronic schizophrenia. The technical aspects with which the article deals may have limitations both in interest and understanding for many of us, but the knowledge that in our midst research of this kind is a continuing progress, lends us all encouragement and in the fact that in this instance it has been attended by such a measure of success, we rejoice. Elsewhere in this issue attention is drawn to the need for contributions to be in by Monday morning - the need is a very real one - the mechanics of publishing weekly make serious incursions into time allocated for other purposes including free time given voluntarily, and the more this can be spread over, the easier the task.
CLUB NEWS:On November 21st, 1971 Winwick played the Bay Horse in the 3rd. Round of the J. Write Cup. Winwick were the victors, the score being Winwick 3 Bay Horse 2. Next week the team play an away game against Stockham Capseal.
SOCIAL THERAPY REVIEW:This week's sports events concern only the men's football team. It is unfortunate that the ladies have not had any match but this is because other hospitals seem to find difficulty in raising a team. The girls, however, contented themselves with an afternoons practise on Thursday. The men had two matches, One on Tuesday which was played away at Rainhill and won by 6 goals to 2 and the other, a league match, played at home, and won 4 2 to Prestwich hospital. They remain in good form, and. incidentally, unbeaten. The Christmas Bazzar, this year, is to be held in the gym on Friday 3rd December, 1971. As you all know we have been appealing for any bric-a-brac, clothes, empty jewellery boxes and paper carrier bags etc. that you may no longer have any use for. The appeal still stands. We will be more than grateful for anything that you can find to bring in for us. If necessary, we will call again at all the wards in order to collect items. We've only a week left and lots of stalls to fill. The department have attempted to adapt the old programme of social events in order that we might carry integration one step further and have mixed sessions in the gym more often than we have previously. We hope to start some new venues and ask for help from all the staff in making them a success. The new list of events will be circulated, in due course, and should you have any comments please make them!
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CADET NEWSIt has been suggested that there should be periodic meetings for Cadet Nurses, at which personal observations, views and would be problems can be openly discussed. Previously Cadets have attended Technical College only one day per week. This year we are split into two groups attending on two different three day block release periods. This means that communications are rather limited and there is a danger of us becoming 'out of touch' with each other. A suggested time is Wednesday evenings 4.45p.m. until 5.45 p.m. in the Social Therapy Department. A final decision will be circulated as soon as possible and it is hoped all will be able to attend.
A. G. Clare,
|P. Robinson||M. Barr|
|M. Moon||T. Flaherty|
|T. Allen||R. Hand|
|J. Cummings||M. Collins|
|2.||Patient neglecting to take oral medication as prescribed, after discharge.|
|3.||Frequent re-admissions, and shortening periods of remission.|
|4.||As an alternative in most cases, to longer term care .|
|a)||Attending Ward for continuation||20|
|b)||Attending clinic or visited in own area||10|
|c)||Discontinued of own volition||3|
|d)||Discontinued by M.O.||3|
|e)||Transferred within hospital||8|
|g)||Move to other Catchment area, no current record||3|
|The number of patients who had previous admissions before Modecate therapy||31|
|The number of patients placed on Modecate therapy after first admission||19|
|a)||To attend ward on day injection due (local patients)|
|b)||Arrange for visits at home from health visitor or attendance at health centre in the vicinity of their own home.|
|c)||Attend works medical centre.|
|d)||Attendance at Out-patients clinics (consultants) and adequate cover by Mental Welfare Officers.|
NOTE:- During the period of the project the ward function was transferred from ward Male 1 Down, 40 beds to male Upper Delph 18 beds.
|Case No.||Number of Previous Admissions||Average Admissions Per Year||Date Commenced Modecate Injections||Last Discharged On||Subsequent Admissions||Remarks|
|1||5 1967-70||1.66||Oct. 1969||Jan. 1970||NIL||----|
|2||17 1957-70||1.3||Feb. 1970||Mar. 1970||NIL||In full time work since discharge|
|3||6 1967-70||2||Oct. 1970||Nov. 1970||NIL||Occasional attendance as day patient|
|4||4 1969-70||2||Sep. 1970||Oct. 1970||NIL||----|
|5||6 1965-70||1||Jul. 1970||Aug. 1970||NIL||In full time work since discharge|
Mrs. A. Jenks
Mrs. H. Ashley
Mrs. E. Chaplin
Miss G. Bennett
Mrs C. Savage