|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTFor the staff of "The Standard" the verse published last week proved to be extremely thought-provoking. Presuming that it did not merely seek for details of the rumour mentioned in the relevant Editorial - for our comment concerned Rumour in general rather than in particular - then it raised a question fundamental to the magazine's philosophy (and also to Winwick). We would agree with the authors that plain speaking is necessary and long overdue, but are we yet at the stage when all can tolerate unbridled criticism? We think not, for one of the main criticisms which have been levelled at "The Standard" is that its pages have been used by people wishing to "fire broadsides" at others. How can this be reconciled with a plea for plain speaking?
Social Therapy Review
SportOn Thursday afternoon we were paid a visit by the football team from Mary Dendy hospital. They played in the pouring rain and blustery winds to win by 9 goals to 3. It's a pity they weren't on the same form for the past few league matches which were deciding matches in the hospital league fixtures. The girls are still not having any luck in finding a women's team to play a match but where there's hope..............!
EntertainmentWell if you didn't see the Variety Show last Saturday you really missed something. This was the first attempt by Social Therapy Department and friends to produce, direct and perform a show in the female gym. It took a long time coming with lots of preparation; stage, costumes and acts. I can assure you that all those who took part worked with great enthusiasm and were amply rewarded by the fantastic reception we had. The afternoon performance was attended by mainly the geriatric wards plus V.I.P's including Dr. Ward and Alderman L. Ball, ex-Chairman of the Hospital Management Committee. The League of Friends helped enormously by collecting patients and returning then to the wards. The evening performance was as, if not more, successful with many friends and guests attending. At the risk of being accused of blowing our own trumpet, everyone made comments to the affect of "great; fantastic and when is the next one?" We hope to build on this first experience and produce an even better show next time. Thanks to everyone concerned specially the sewing room who were more than helpful to us.
Letters to the Editor
Re. CanteenDo the people responsible for closing the canteen AD-LIB, realise the agitation caused amongst patients who are deprived of their regular supply of cigarettes etc. particularly after being closed over the Easter period? It is appreciated that stock taking must be carried out, but surely this could be done out of opening hours? We would welcome other peoples' opinions on this matter.
|Winwick (A) 3||v||St Mary's 5|
|Winwick (B) 7||v||C.Y.M.S. (B) 1|
|Winwick (A) 2||v||C.Y.M.S. 6|
|Winwick (B) 6||v||B.A. 4|
Mr. T. Flaherty|
Mr. G. Say
Mr. N. Kenny
Miss K. Sharpe
|on qualifying as S.R.N.s|
|S.E.N.||Miss M. Horrocks|
|N/A||Mrs. T. Coleman.|