|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTThere are two points which are perhaps worth a mention this week. First Point: It appears that last week's article regarding the anti-abortion rally has generated an unusual amount of emotional heat. The policy of The Standard is that all shades of opinion should be freely published; likewise the right of reply is equally available. Second Point: A critical comment from one of our senior consultants - to quote, "The Standard is rapidly becoming a 'who thanks who for what' magazine. He may well be making a valid observation. However, since the sum total of contributions from this eminent body in nearly a year is a grand total of one, this in turn almost equals the number of contributions from senior management during the last half year. I really begin to wonder who is at fault and why?
Social Therapy ReviewSaturday and Sunday this week saw two major events in the Social Therapy Calendar. The first, on Saturday evening, was the Sportsman's dance held in the female gym. As you know it was a 'by invitation only' dance with each guest bringing along a friend. It was surprising to see the number of our patients waiting in the corridor, "spruced up", hoping to latch on to an unescorted guest. Being specifically a ticket holder and guest dance many patients were turned away, the therapy being that our patients may be given incentive by being denied some things, the dance one of them. It was unrortumate that our guests from Female 3 Up were unable to attend for they missed an extremely entertaining evening and guests from Male 3 Up missed their company in dancing. A local pop-group, The Avalanche, came to play for us as volunteers and we convey to them our very sincere thanks in contributing their tine for our pleasure which indeed it was. The medals and voucher's were presented by Mr. Vardy, who so kindly gave up his free time for us, along with Mr. Thomasson who we shall soon be putting on the staff list! The dance went on until 10.30 p.m. with everyone leaving very happily if not a little tired out. The bar proved very popular and no-one drank to excess. A great success which everyone enjoyed. The second event was the finals of the Talent Contest held, again in the Female Gym. Mr. & Mrs. Martindale were the judges and they had quite a job in deciding the winners. The attendance rate was very good and the standard of entries very high. The only point which was a little disturbing was the selection of patients sent down to this venue. We organised this venue with the hope that all those attending would have some degree of interest either in participating or watching. On the whole our hopes were realised but some ladies and gentlemen were obviously unsuitable in that they appeared to have no interest in the proceedings and spent the evening wandering about the hall. All things considered, it was a most successful weekend and we will be pleased to repeat the exercise nemt year. On Tuesday, 25th April the staff foot-ball team played in the semi-final of the inter-hospital cup against Whiston, at Winwick. Winwick lost 4 - 2 and Whiston go on to play in the final.
The Catholic Nurses' Guild.The Catholic Nurses' Guild was revived in Warrington recently and many nurses from Hospitals in the Warrington area attend the meetings, which are held on the third Monday in each month at Warrington General Hospital, commencing at 8.30p.m. by kind permission of the Hospital Management Committee. At the first Meeting, held in January of this year, a Provisional Committee was elected consisting of:
President. Ward Sister Kathy WALSH
********************A Florence Nightingale Service has been arranged at St. Barnabas Church. Lovely Lane, Warrington, on Thursday, 11th May, 1972 at 6.00 p.m. I wonder if any of the staff at Winwick would be interested in attending this service in uniform.