19th September, 1973Vol. 3. No. 10.

Contents -

Round the N.H.S.
Around the Hospital
Union News
Nursing News


We apologise for our erratic appearances recently, and regret any confusions which may have resulted.



Hospital Ancillary Staff

The following are the main points discussed at a Meeting of the Ancillary Staffs Council on Friday September 14th.

A general wage claim

1. That the basic rate of pay should be increased to 25 per week.
3. Substantially improved shift rate based on a percentage of the basic rate.

That hospital ancillary staff should be included in the groups benefitting from the Pay Board's report, and that any pay adjustment should be operated retrospectively.

That a written case be submitted to the Pay Board establishing the low pay position of hospital ancillary staff.


Rainhill Inquiry

An old problem arose again recently when the landlord of a nearby pub announced that some patients were banned from his premises. Claiming loss of custom because of 'woebegone faces' and 'cadging' he said that Rainhill had its own Social Club which now let in the public. 'When they let patients in for a drink, then maybe my attitude towards them will change.'

Stressing that the socialising aspect was important, rather than the drink, the Hospital Secretary said, 'As regards the Social Club, it is a staff club, a private club, and most of the people in there have spent all their day in the company of patients looking after them. Surely the staff needs the relief to go into an atmosphere devoid of patients.'




Winwick Quay Motel

Plans to site a motel and offices north of the M62 and south of Delph Lane have been challenged by Winwick Parish Council, who want the area to be used for housing. Warrington New Town Development Corporation had previously refused planning permission for housing, on the grounds that such use was to be severely restricted. Lancashire County Council's reason for refusal was that the land was in a green belt.

After hearing the request for reconsideration of the motel plans, however, the New Town Development Corporation were reported as seeing no reason to change them. Commenting on the claim that traffic problems vould be caused by the proximity of the Winwick Motel to that at Risley, a Corporation Official said that the Risley Motel would be a three to four star one, while that at Winwick would be a one to two star and would be aiming at a different market.


Catering Department

Our best wishes go to Kitty Rogers, Dining Room Supervisor, who retired last week after 34 years at the Hospital. Mr. J. Bainbridge presented her with a splendid pearl necklace on behalf of her colleagues and the many people who had contributed to her retirement collection.

We understand also that Mr. J. Coyne, the Deputy Catering Officer will be leaving us shortly to take up a post with a large Liverpool Hotel. Mr. Coyne recently completed the National Catering Officer Training Course, and his expertise and drive will clearly be missed. We wish him every success in his new field.

On a somewhat brighter note, it seems likely that the new staff Dining Room will be ready shortly. A sneak preview suggests that Winwick's Catering Department is keeping up its good record over the last couple of years.


For Sale

VONO SUITE Three years old.
Cost £140 will sell for £25 o.n.o.
Box No. 2

Edward Peter Peacock. Porter Winwick Hospital

It is with regret that I have to inform all staff at the Hospital, that Edward Peter Peacock, a Porter at this Hospital, died in Benidorm, Spain, on Tuesday the 18th of September 1973.

Eddie and his wife Jean had been enjoying a fortnights holiday at this resort when he was suddenly taken ill on Thursday the, 13th September 1973.

Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife and immediate family.

G. Dilworth,
Head Porter.

New Years Dance- 31st December 1973

Arrangements are in hand for a New Years Eve Dance to be held in the Recreation Hall at the Hospital on Monday, 31st December; 1973. 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Full details will be forthcoming quite soon.




The Annual General Meeting of the Winwick Branch of N.U.P.E. will be held on Monday 1st October, at 5.30 p.m. The Meeting will be held in the In-Service Training Room (near the bank). Main item on the Agenda is the election of officers for 1974.

E. Miller.
Branch Secretary.



Welcome to:

Mrs. V. Derbyshire T.S.N.
Mrs. V. A. Owen T.N.A.
Mrs. La-Personne N.A.
Mrs. P. Cross N.A.
Miss E. Earles N.A.
Mrs. M. Harper N.A.
Mrs. J. King N.A.
Mrs. C. Jeffreys D.W.S.
Mr. Luchoo Pre-student
Mr. B. Robinson Pre-student
Miss M. Rowlands Pre-student

Farewell to:

Mr. A. Jenks P.N.
Mr. Newton Holiday Employee.

Technical Nursing Library

New books available on loan

'A Handbook of General Surgery for Nurses' - R. Tagart
'Play Activities for the Retarded Child' - Carlson & Ginglend
'Perspectives in Group Psychotherapy' - P.B. De Mare
'A Concise Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology' - Rove and Wheble

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