|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIALThe Gala Day plans are to be considered by the H.M.C. at their meeting on Wednesday, 28th March. As soon as the details are known we shall give them in Tne Standard.
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PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS VIEWED BY THEIR PATIENTS Report of an Attitude Survey by W. Raphael and V. Peers.
Life in HospitalAn assorted list of topics were loosely grouped together as "Life in Hospital", to include such varied matters as food, clothes (if provided by the hospital), patients activities, whether work, occupational therapy or recreation, and patients views of their fellows. As the table below shows, on all the questions, except that on occupational therapy, short-stay patients were much more critical than the longstay: obviously, in time, patients get used to life in hospital and fret less at its limitations. Whether this is a good or a bad thing is hard to say. Question 21 was different in nature from the rest of the questions. It asked for facts - whether the patients took part in social activities. It was assumed that patients took part because they wanted to; social activities were always voluntary. All the other questions asked for views - whether they liked what they had or did. Therefore, the statistics on Question 21 are not comparable with the others.
Critical Answers to Questions about Life in Hospital
Percentage critical: whole group 22
Percentage critical: whole group 19
emphasis in the hospital booklet' on bringing own clothes
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AROUND THE HOSPITAL
|J. BURGIN||150||E. FOXLEY||71|
|S. WATSON||136||W. THOMAS||150|
|T. LAWLESS||82||R. TENCH||150|
|E. ASTON||150||J. BENNETT||75|