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Editorial CommentWe give overleaf the source of the recent Press 'disclosures' concerning Winwick Hospital. Emphasis is placed on the fact that these recommendations are planning objectives. In other words things might not turn out quite like this. Nevertheless, action will be taken to decrease the number of beds here. And it follows that long-term projects in the Hospital, begun in good faith yesterday, could be nonsense tomorrow. One of these is surely the Swimming Pool Fund, which at the moment stands around £800. It would appear sensible to think of some other way to use this money.
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Taken from MCS report 72/152
Reduction of Beds in Large Mental Illness HospitalsAt the meeting of the Mental Health Technical Advisory Committee held on 24th August 1972, consideration was given to a report of the Senior Administrative Medical Officer on the reduction of beds in large mental illness hospitals in the Region. Following their consideration of the matter the Technical Advisory Committee agreed the following recommendations:
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FISHING CLUB NEWSThe fourth meeting of the Fishing Club was held on Monday evening, November 27th at 6.30, in the Social Therapy Department. We were privileged to have as our general speaker Mr. S. Green, Chairman of the North West Disabled Anglers Assoc., who kindly extended an invitation to our Club to become a new branch of the parent Assoc. Naturally we jumped at the chance. This provides us with many advantages, not the least of which will be almost unlimited fishing waters. Membership, I am glad to say, is steadily increasing, attendance on the 27th being seventeen - 12 patients and 5 staff. Finances stand at £7.00, and I understand that our Treasurer, Mr. J. Jolley, is now opening an account in the hospital bank.
QUERYIf any reader has any fishing tackle that is surplus to requirements we would be delighted to receive same. Also we require any number of cigarette coupons to enable us to acquire fishing equipment for our patient angling friends.
STAN JONES (Hon. Sec.)
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