29th August, 1973Vol. 3. No. 8.

Contents -

Around the Hospital
Round the N.H.S.
Cricket News
Chess Notice
League of Friends Dance
Nursing News


Residents in the Home

Your life may be in danger because someone has removed the emergency fire key from its box.

The key is a female master Number 163.

This was a premeditated act which could have serious consequences for all residents.

I appeal to whoever has taken this key to replace it in the box.

Miss Downey,
Deputy Matron.


To Sister K.W. Allison and Mr. Allison on the birth of a son, Samuel David, on Thursday, August 23rd. Sister Allison wishes to thank members of the staff for their kind enquiries and help.

U.S. Army Group

At 3.00 p.m. on Sunday next, September 9th a group of 20 U.S. Army personnel will be providing entertainment in the Recreation Hall. They will be presenting a variety of music, including Country and Western, Soul, Pop and Spiritual. The Social Therapy Department have extended an invitation to all patients, staff and visitors.



Fourteen International 'Volunteers' - some from Morocco, Ghana and Spain - have been cheering up patients at Rainhill Hospital. The response to their guitar-playing, singing and organisation of day-trips has been excellent, according to Mr. Charles Gordon, organiser of voluntary service at the Hospital.

Water Bed

A bed worth £400 has just been bought for Billinge Hospital's David Mather Geriatric Unit.

It's made like an ultra-luxurious "lilo" and is waterfilled to "float" the patient, so that bedsores, for some elderly patients, may become a thing of the past.

Chairmen Named

The names of chairmen of the new local health authorities were revealed recently by the Government.

Mrs. Avril Fishwick, a solicitor and member of the Wigan, and Leigh Hospital Management Committee, will be chairman of the Wigan Health Authority.

Mr. Frank Mellor, a sales manager and member of the Liverpool Regional Hospital Board, takes the chair in the St. Helens and Knowsley health division.

Among members of the regional health authority of Merseyside is Miss M. Riddoch, Chief Nursing Officer at St. Helens Hospital.


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1. Colwyn Bay At Colwyn Bay on Saturday afternoon, Colwyn Bay Fire Brigade entertained the Winwick Hospital Fire Brigade in the annual match.

Colwyn Bay won the toss and decided to bat. Some tight bowling by the Captain M. Price, 13 overs - 6 wickets - 34 runs and by J. Jolley, and excellent fielding by all the team enabled Winwick to keep the score down to a reasonable target of 81 runs.

The Winwick side went into bat and got off to a good start: Price 25, but then wickets fell fast and with 2 balls left and only 2 wickets left to fall, 3 runs were needed. In came Frank O'Driscoll to a very tense atmosphere and calmly knocked the first ball he received for 3 runs to win the match.

This was a very exciting and tense match in which all players gave maximum effort and were rewarded for their work.

2. Bannerman Trophy The final of the interdepartmental Cricket Competition was played on Wednesday night, between the Winwick Nursing Staff and Newchurch Hospital. Newchurch winning the toss, decided to bat and scored the excellent score of 100 off 20 overs. With the light starting to fail Winwick went out with the intention of going quickly for the runs. A reasonable start was made, 30 runs after 7 overs with only 3 wickets down, but expectedly wickets began to fall and due to some excellent Newchurch bowling, Winwick just failed to reach 50 runs before being bowled out.

A very sporting game nevertheless, with thanks to Mr. J. Bainbridge and staff for the excellent refreshments.


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This will re-commence next Tuesday, 4th September. Everyone is encouraged to attend as the new season is almost here.

R. Bruton.

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The League of Friends of Winwick Hospital are holding a Dance in the Winwick Hospital Ballroom on Friday October 26th 1973 at 8.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m. Dancing to Harry Jarman and his Orchestra, and Disco - Tickets £1.00 - Refreshments included - Licensed Bars.

Tickets available from:-
Mr. B. Naylor and Mrs. J. Woods, Art Room.
Or League of Friends Committee Members.

Donations suitable for Raffle Prizes will be gratefully accepted.

J. Thomasson.

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Farewell to:-
Mrs. S. DobsonS.E.N.
Mrs. J. HillS.E.N.
Mrs. E. DeanN/A
Welcome to:-
Mrs. M.E. BrownS.E.N. N/D

Technical Nursing Library

New books available on loan -

'Therapy in Music for Handicapped Children' - Nordoff & Robbins
'The Will to Happiness' - A.A. Hutschnecker
'The Sociology of Mental Disorder' - R. Bastide
'Psychiatry in Comprehensive Nursing' - Fowlie & Stokes

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