|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTJudging from the amount of material which has come to us this week we would appear to have been close to the mark, last week, when we attributed the lack of response to the Festive Season. Bearing in mind Alderman Ball's inaugural assessment that The Standard is 'a medium through which information can be conveyed to every member of the Hospital staff', we are pleased to report that 'Standardless' areas are now being reduced. If any still remain - please tell us.
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Social Therapy Review W/E. 16.1.72.
The Social.The social, whether it be in the afternoon or evening, is not merely a means of enjoyment but a social exercise. It is not necessary for the patients to be on the floor, dancing all evening for it to be a success. The social is a means of encouraging our patients to mix freely whether it be on the dance floor or just sitting and talking with each other. After all, there is a social arranged every night and it is the same patient population who attend and we cannot expect them to want to dance all the time. I know that I would be loath to join in every dance and sometimes I prefer to sit and watch as do many of our patients. If we can imagine ourselves in the same position as our patients it would help us to understand why sometimes it is very quiet. Last week, Mrs. Farrimond went on a shopping expedition to Warrington with a lady from Female 1D. She used her own car and had some tricky moments with the wheelchair which was necessary as the lady was a very poor walker. She reported that the afternoon was highly successful and expressed her wishes for a better means of transport for future trips. Private cars are not suitable for this purpose especially when wheel chairs are involved and we all agree that a mini bus would be ideal. Recently members of the Social Therapy Department have begun training for the hospital sports to be held in the summer. This training takes the form of an hour's exercise in gym between 12.30 and 1.30 pm. All ex-members and interested parties are cordially invited to join us for this session which is held every lunchtime in the female gym. As many of you know, we are now able to show our films as the projector is once again fully operational. Unfortunately, we have only a small repertoire of films to show and would be particularly grateful if any members of staff have any films which we could borrow. The patients are always interested to see films of people they know. If you have any, could you bring them down to the department and be assured that every care will be taken of them.
COMING ATTRACTIONThe Carousel sounds DISCO, will be appearing at the Club on Thursday, February, 3rd. Tickets will shortly be available from the Entertainments Committee. Meanwhile advance bookings can be made via John Cummings, M.6. Down.
SNOOKERSteve Cox was the only winner when Winwick played Moss Side 'B' team in the Inter-Hospital Snooker match played on Tuesday, 11th January. However, on the next night, Moss Side's team failed to arrive, thus giving Winwick the game.
Darts and DominoesLast Friday the darts team achieved a home win by beating The Comfortable Gill 5½ - 2½ but a 5 - 0 defeat at dominoes leaves them with a difficult job in the League.
Bowls.The Annual General Meeting of the Bowls Section is to be held on Thursday, 27th January at 8.00 -on. All Members and new members are welcome. Details of the Bowls Dance will be published shortly.
W. Hamson.On behalf of the Social Therapy Staff and patients - I would like to thank
Mr. A. Green,
|Dr. Ahmed||- Medical Officer|
|A. Conroy||- Nursing Assistant|
|Dr.Fesharaki||- Medical Officer|
|Dr.Gulland||- Medical Officer|
|E. Smith||- S.E.N. (Who will be|
remembered by many of the staff