|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTSince the end of 1971 is almost here, what better tine to say thank you to the many people who have worked so hard, especially during the last six months, to make our magazine, The Standard. Without endeavour, goodwill and a fair degree of tolerance, it would have been impossible to have produced a continuous weekly edition and kept up a standard. With the ever increasing list of contributors, and a greater participation by the Publications Committee, there is no reason why we cannot improve our standard throughout 1972. A Happy New Year to all our readers. The Editors and Publications Committee
CHRISTMAS WEEK '71. SOCIAL THERAPYThe week began on Monday, 20th December with an early morning visit to the Odeon Cinema by some of our elderly ladies and gentlemen. The visit was sponsored by the League of Friends who met us outside. The visit was made more enjoyable by the fact that the cinema was packed with school children who left us in no doubt about how much they enjoyed it. On Tuesday, we spent a lot of time in preparation for the Social Therapy party which took place later in the evening when all the venues had been covered. I think it was very successful and would like to thank all those who attended for making it so. The first Xmas parties of the week took place on Wednesday and were held on F.9 D, F.6 Up and F.1 D. Everyone, both Staff and Patients enjoyed it because since then I have been regaled with stories by one or two of the ladies and gentlemen. On Thursday evening our patients were once again entertained by a band, this time the Golborne Silver Band. Everyone enjoyed themselves but agreed that it didn't go on long enough. Christmas Eve was indeed a day to remember. The programme carried on as usual in the morning but after dinner the department and friends, Sister Rigby, Roger Bruton, Dorothy Porter, Mr. French, and Mr. Templeton, gathered in the gym to begin our Carol Singing around the wards and corridors of the hospital. It was a very touching experience to see the reactions of our patients. Many of them joined in the singing and there was a few wet eyes among Staff and Patients alike. On Christmas Day, we were entertained once again by the Warrington Silver Band who gave up their time on a day when everyone would like to be at home with their families and friends. Their reward was seeing the obvious pleasure which they brought to our patients. It is very heart-warming to know that there are people who are willing to help us to give pleasure to our people and I should like to convey our sincere thanks to them.
KATHLEEN APPLETON, P.T.I.