|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIAL COMMENTApropos the oft-repeated statement, "I'd write a letter to 'The Standard', but it wouldn't get printed"; we can't remember when a letter was last refused publication. The underlying reason for such an opinion appears to be that the individual considers his or her ideas too shocking to appear in print (but usually not too shocking to be expressed verbally up and down the hospital!) Which brings us to another 'Standard' complaint - "the magazine is used for criticism too much by far." All of which tends to leave us slightly confused. Surely if people are not content with the status quo, it is better if criticism can be expressed in a form in which it can be evaluated, i.e. the magazine? Or is it better, indeed, to let sleeping dogs lie? For our part, we like the words of an epigram seen recently,
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself."
Social Therapy ReviewThe hours of work in training both our display teams was well rewarded on Thursday afternoon when excellent performances were given by both men and women. In case any of you were unable to attend, the men gave a P.E. and marching display and the women a country dance. Although-the-day started off cheerless and dull we were lucky to have fine weather for all the events and I feel confident in saying that everyone who participated thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Entertainment was again provided by the St. Philips Morris Dancing Troupe and the Liverpool Police Band who incidentally had great fun at tilting despite their soakings and would have beaten Social Therapy Staff in the tug-o-war except that two of their heftiest policemen came to our rescue at the 11th hour. On Sunday the charity football match against the Swan took place despite the pouring rain. It was an overwhelming victory for our lads the score being 9 - 0. The losers had to dig deep to pay the forfeit of 25p per player. At half-time the ladies 5-a-side teams took to the field for their match; which was won by the Swan 3 - 2. Speaking from a player's point of view, it was most enjoyable and only wish it had gone on longer than the 10 minutes each way. After the matches both our teams were invited to the Swan for refreshment and a drink. All proceeds from the afternoon will go to the League of Friends.
.......................There were no staff or patients matches this week because of the Sports.
Domestic Administrators MeetOn Tuesday 13th June, 1972 a meeting of the Hospital Domestic Administration Association was held at Winwick Hospital. Forty members from Liverpool and Manchester Regions attended. Mr. G. G. Perkins Esq., B.E.M., Chairman of the National Committee of the H.D.A.A. addressed the meeting. Mr. E. Fox, Group Secretary, Warrington Hospital Management Committee also spoke at the meeting. This is the first time the H.D.A.A. have held a meeting at Winwick Hospital. Forty members attended. All members expressed appreciation of the arrangements made and the hospitality extended and the high standards of Winwick Hospital as viewed on this their first visit.
J. H. Bartholomew
Sports Day, 1972Despite the fact that the weather was not typical of 'blazing June' in my opinion this year's Sports Day was one of the most enjoyable I have attended at Winwick. With everyone looking very 'dressed for the occasion" (coloured shirts look so attractive) it was obvious that the large variety of attractions were enjoyed and appreciated. The atmosphere, not only of the day itself, but also of the many hours of preparation, can surely be used as an example of the much used phrase - team work - The success of last week's venture followed participation and involvement by all grades of staff, professional barriers being broken by the determination to make Sports Day '72 a day to be remembered. Can I say a personal thank you to everyone for all the help and co-operation that was so willingly given. By next week all the frantic accounting that is taking place will be completed and it is hoped to publish the amount raised for the Swimming Pool Fund.
Staff SportsThe 17th Inter-Hospital Regional Sports meeting took place here on Saturday last. Winners were West Cheshire Hospital, with the Blood Transfusion Service in second place. Owing to an internal dispute, Winwick was represented by only two competitors, who between them scored 9 points. Prizes were presented by Mr. K. C. White, Group Secretary, West Cheshire H.M.C..
**************************What a disappointment Winwick Hospital Staff Sports Day was on Saturday, 17th June, 1972. I have spoken to quite a number of entrants and a few spectators, each and every one of then agreed that there was no atmosphere or competition due to the withdrawal of the Winwick Team. Many of the spectators left the grounds long before the final stages of the closing events, and those who stayed showed very little or no enthusiasm. At times one got the impression that there appeared to be more officials and judges than there were participants on the field. Whatever the causes for the withdrawal of the staff team, this farcical and sorry state of affairs must never be allowed to happen again, and everything possible must be done to remove this blot from the reputation of the Winwick Hospital Athletic Section which is held high in esteem throughout the Liverpool Hospital Region.
I'm very glad
Do nobody any ill.
Rice Pudding - a Saga in lament vein
Have I a problem - early laid?
D. E. Wallace.
Would contributors please state if poems are intended for the poetry competition, or for publication in The Standard.
Up and AwayIn the realm of holidays our staff seem to be becoming more and more adventuresome. Spain and the Med are in danger of becoming old hat. Last year we printed an account of a holiday in Australia, by C. Kirchin and now we hear that L. Higgins (F. 2 Down) is flying to Canada shortly for a month's holiday with her son. We'd like to hear of any other unusual holidays planned for this year, and we don't mean Argate.
Letter to the Editors:
Books without Covers
K. A. Bryan,
|Mrs. E. Cawthron||S.E.N. (Gen)||Mr. J. Fisher||N/A|