|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
EDITORIALWe apologise for our erratic appearances recently, and regret any confusions which may have resulted.
ROUND THE N.H.S.
Hospital Ancillary StaffThe following are the main points discussed at a Meeting of the Ancillary Staffs Council on Friday September 14th.
A general wage claim
Rainhill InquiryAn 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.'
AROUND THE HOSPITAL
Winwick Quay MotelPlans 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 DepartmentOur 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.
VONO SUITE Three years old.