|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTThe result of Issue 35's 'pleasant provocation' was Dr. Wallace's cogent article last week. Perhaps we should go along with his (not very serious) doubts about the 'most influential professional group in the Hospital' and run the Editorial again? We feel that the series of articles on Art Therapy and Social Therapy go some way along the lines Dr. Wallace thought desirable.
Social Therapy ReviewLast week all our patients sporting fixtures were cancelled due to the power-cuts making it difficult for the host-hospital, where catering was concerned. However, as the Electricity Board assure us that 'things' will be back to normal by next week we may look forward to further 'enlightened' fixtures. The meeting of the Liverpool Regional Hospital Board committee for staff foot-ball was held at Winwick to arrange a fixture list for the forthcoming inter-hospitals cup, to be played this season. Winwick will meet the Warrington General Hospital in the first round of the competition. Incidentally, in a friendly match played between the two on Sunday, Winwick won by 6 goals to 2. Rehearsals are in full swing for the Variety Show which Social Therapy and friends hope to produce in the very near future. It will take place on a Saturday evening in the female gym when we hope that we will have your support. First performance will be at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, 1st April.
K. Appleton.Slowly, but surely, The Standard begins to function more comprehensively. We are fully conscious, with deference to Dr. Wallace, of the distance to be travelled before we function as intended. The first issue, referring to change in ensuing months, rightly said that - "The extent to which those changes are explained and understood will determine largely the degree of their. acceptance." We can understand. Why does Management not explain?.
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Fire instruction and practice fire drills are held regularly in the hospital but as attendance is not compulsory, it is left to all Unit Officers and Departmental Heads to ensure that their staff are instructed in fire procedures and the correct use of fire extinguishers.
I can only instruct staff who are made available for instruction.
With regard to a Yard auxiliary fire fighting team, the Hospital Fire Brigade would never refuse assistance from any department, particularly a department whose craft expertise could be used to so much advantage. If they were also trained in the emergency movement of patients, their services would be of great value even if their availability was limited to normal working hours.
Many yard men have been trained to deal with fires and also the Shift engineers and their assistants have received a comprehensive course of fire instruction, as it is they who are at the moment, immediately available to deal with electrical faults and gas leaks.
It can be said, with credit, that the head of this department is most insistent on adequate fire training for these key personnel.
Fire instruction is available to any member of the staff of this hospital when suitable arrangements are made.
|Admin & Clerical||2 seats||Mrs. M. Milner|
|Mr. A.J. Makin|
|Artisan Staff||2 seats||Mr. S. Jones|
|Mr. J. Shaw|
|Domestic, Farm & Gardens||2 seats||Mrs. D. Porter|
|Mrs. M. Seddon|
|Nursing & Midwifery||3 seats||Mrs. A. Smythe|
|Mr. D. McKendrick|
|Mr. G. Moon|
|Professional & Technical||2 seats||Mr. E. Bromley|
|Mr. B. Naylor|
|a)||"all hospitals, local authorities, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and midwives should be informed of a possible hazard in administering and using preparations containing hexachlorophane when total body bathing or widespread application to the skin is contemplated. Particular caution should be observed in such use in infancy"|
|b)||"... widespread washing with these soaps (i.e. those containing hexachlorophane) should not be undertaken except on medical advice."|