|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
Editorial CommentHard on the heels of the report from the 0 & M team stating that a Pilot Study in Participative Management is envisaged, comes the news that the firm of management consultants involved has begun its preliminary work. Once again may we point out that "The Standard" can have a useful part to play in the expression of opinion, which is a necessary part of any process of change where people are involved.
-----------------------Due to difficulties caused by holiday leave, Part VIII of our series on the Industrial Relations Act has been held over until next week.
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Social Therapy ReviewOn Thursday 17th August visitors from Prestwich Hospital came to play rounders. Unfortunately the weather prevented this from taking place. We asked our visitors if they would like to see the film 'Good-bye Mr. Chips' to which they all agreed. What a farce! What happened to Mrs. Chips? Why do the films have to be cut? If they are long, then can't they be started earlier and finish a little later?
H.E.L.P!Once again 'The Standard' is running short of contributions. To be effective, we need a constant supply of news, views and articles, and rely upon you, the readers, to make these pages interesting. Don't hesitate - write! Address your letters to:
** ** ** ** ** ** **Taking a walk the other evening, in our delightful grounds, I was disgusted at the condition of the patients cemetery, it is impossible to recognise who is buried there. If cremation is too expensive for the 'State', surely we can give then a little better dignity than this.
The Photographic SocietyAre you interested in Photography? The Hospital has an active photographic club which is open to members of staff, their relatives and friends. All matters relating to photography are dealt with by the club members and, in addition, visiting experts in various fields give members the benefit of their experience. The social aspect of the club must not be overlooked, bringing with it the sharing of a mutual interest, and the opportunity of making new friends. The fact that you do not possess a camera need not deter you from joining. Your views and ideas will be appreciated by other members, Camera owners will find the club beneficial from the start. For beginners the club provides a means to make rapid progress towards better photography. Those who are more advanced will be an asset to the club, and in addition their own scope will be widened. New ideas are always welcome to extend the activities of members. Some current activities are - portrait nights, tape-lectures with colour slides, visiting experts, film shows, developing films, processing colour film, enlarging, art appreciation etc. It might pay YOU to pay US a visit. There is no annual subscription to pay. Various facilities are provided by the Hospital for Club members' use. Tea. and biscuits are provided. CLUB NIGHT - Every Monday at 8.00 p.m, in the room adjoining F.l Up. Come along you will be made welcome.
|a)||A substantial increase in all existing rates of pay;|
|b)||A 'threshold' type arrangement that would protect any settlement, during the period of its currency, from erosion due to increases in the cost of living;|
|c)||A 35 hour working week;|
|d)||Four weeks' annual leave after twelve months' service.|
|Ian Hulme||Apprentice Gardener|
|G. J. Doherty||Pre-Student|