|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTThe New Year, and the opportunity for a new beginning. This has been the custom down the ages and is as true for the Hospital as it is for the individual. 1971 saw its share of changes many of which will continue to have considerable effects on us for a long time to come, and perhaps we can take assurance from the fact that others have experienced similar upheavals and emerged the stronger for them. So also, 1972 will have its share of new beginnings, not the least of which will be the amalgamation of Winwick with the Warrington Hospitals Group. This will represent not only change in each of our areas, but a new era in the life of the hospital. Such far reaching charges in our accustomed ways will call for continued understanding and effort by us all.
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Social Therapy ReviewThe week began quietly on boxing day with the Social Therapy Department turning out in full force after the Christmas Holiday. We spent the day helping everyone to get over the, "well, its all over now," feeling, which usually follows the festivities. This week we have been particularly busy in attending many of the ward parties which took place. On many occasions our patients heve been entertained by the St. Peters Morris Dancing Troupe. They came last week which made it their sixth appearance. We must thank Mr. & Mrs. Martindale for bringing the girls and training them. Often they have made two journeys in order to get everyone here and have also come at a minutes notice. They have brought pleasure to many people and have agreed to come for as long as we want them to. To the girls and Mr. & Mrs. Martindale, our sincere thanks. A week last Tuesday, the 21st December, was the Social Therapy Party. We thought it a good idea to have the presentations for the 'Sports Personality of the Year` awards, which we did. Mr. Vardy, the Chairman of the League of Friends Committee, so kindly presented the trophies to the winners. In the women's section first was Chris Frith, second Miss L. Sweeting, and third Mrs. B. Leagh. In the men's section, first was Mr. A. Haughey, second Mr. F. Driscoll, and third Mr. L. Bayliss. At the last annual Hospital Sports Meeting, held at Winwick, three records were broken and it was decided that trophies were to be presented in recognition of these achievements. They were as follows:
In the shot - Chris Frith.
Rather belatedly - Happy New Year.