|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
Editorial CommentParticipative Mmanagement is a phrase which falls, with greater or lesser difficulty, from many people's lips these days. The two-day seminar which begins this week for the sixty-four selected representatives will provide the first hard evidence of what P.M. will mean to this hospital. We expect to be in a position to give a resumé in The Standard soon.
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Social Therapy ReviewThe last match of the cricket season was played on Thursday last when a visiting team from Royal Albert Hospital were defeated. The score was R.A.H. 67 for 8. Winwick 71 for 10. Winwick have for the fourth year running won a league medal. In '71 they were the champions and the other medals have all been for runner-up. The league consists of seven teams playing twelve matches each finishing the season with a Champions v the Rest match which this year will be held at Winwick on September 21st when the champions will be Langho Colony Hospital. The rounders team must again be the champions of the year even though there is no league and no medal or trophy to fight for. This we make an effort to compensate for by holding the "Sportsman's Dance" and presenting medals to all those who have so successfully represented the hospital. On Bank holiday Monday we held a cricket match; staff versus patients. The patients' team won easily, scoring 134 for 9 against the staff's 82 for 10. The girls had a friendly rounders match with our cadet nurses playing some on each side. What made it more enjoyeble was the fact that the teams were made up with ladies from Female 4 Up, 2 Down and 2 Up, who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. In future, all wards will be notified, beforehand, of the time that cinema will begin. In an effort to show complete films, those responsible have agreed to beginning the show at an appropriate time. It would be very much appreciated if those patients who need accompaniment and those who come alone are either brought on time or informed earlier. After all, if the beginning of a film is missed it is often difficult to pick up the threads.
K. Appleton.Re. Mr. McKendrick in his letter to you last week on the subject of linen shortage on wards has made the plea - "Somebody do something". Somebody could do something and that somebody is Mr. McKendrick and his Nursing colleagues. Let me quote from a report made by an outside authority on behalf of the Regional Hospital Board. "After viewing the foul work it is considered that less than 40% of the work being delivered to the foul wash room is actually foul. The following recommendations are put forward:
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They are a sturdy investment, for the price of diamonds has never dropped, not even during the 1930's depression, and not likely to now - for it is expected that the source. of newly-mined gems will dry up in about 50 years time.
Flawless diamonds of one carat and bigger are scarce on the open market just now. Jewellers say that the larger stones of high quality are being bought up and held by wealthy customers as a hedge against inflation.
Perfect colour in a diamond, as rare as flawlessness, is actually a clear and ice-like absence of colour. Many diamonds have a slight tinge of yellow, ranging towards yellow-brown in inferior stones. A gem with less colour of its own reflects light with a more rainbow-hued fire and brilliance.
A perfectly colourless stone with a slight imperfection may be worth more than a flawless deep yellow tinged diamond.
Occasionally an otherwise perfect stone will have a tint of an unusual colour such as pink, blue, green or violet, which will make the gem a more valuable diamond. The HOPE diamond is a deep blue stone. Most diamonds have imperfections in clarity - tiny specks of other minerals, streaks or inner cracks. If the blemishes are too small to see with the naked eye then the diamond is more valuable.
Good cutting is probably more important than clarity or colour. A beautiful stone can be ruined by poor cutting; whereas an expert can make an imperfect stone beautiful. Expert cutting involves shaping and arranging the facets to get the most brilliance and fire from the diamond's unique power to bend light rays and break them into rainbow colours. Each facet is placed in a mathematically calculated pattern devised by physicist MARCEL TOLKOWSKY. The patterns of todays diamonds usually fall into one of six categories each with fifty-eight facets. All require a table (the top flat facet) a catlet (bottom facet) and the other fifty-six facets above and below the girdle. The six categories are BRILLIANT, MARQUISE, OVAL SHAPED, HEART SHAPED, PEAR SHAPED, and EMERALD.
Once a diamond is cut and polished it has lost 50% of its original size, but its brilliance and freshness will last forever. 500 tons of diamond-bearing quartz have to be excavated, crushed and sorted to produce ONE CARAT of uncut diamond.
Diamonds must he a girl's best friend!
|Miss B. Dewship||Pre Student|
|Miss E. C. Angus||Pre Student|
|Mrs. D. Cullen||Pre Student|
|Miss F. Tavlin||Nursing Assistant|
|Mr. J.P. Howard||Pupil|
|Mrs. J.J. Fance||P/T Staff Nurse|