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EDITORIALAn increasing amount of news is likely to come from outside the hospital under the N.H.S. re-organisation. Our section for such news in this issue is Community Chest. "Down the Drive" was one suggestion, but it made us feel uncomfortable. Shop Talk is the equivalent of Around the Hospital. We are working for improvements - and you can help by passing your comments to any member of the Publications Committee.
Joint Consultative Staffs CommitteeThe implication of N.H.S. Re-organisation was amongst the items discussed at the October meeting of the Joint Consultative Staffs Committee. Originally discussed last month, the subject was raised again as the staff side sought clarification of a recent circular which stated that existing employing authorities are responsible for consulting staff and staff organisations about the proposals for transfer of staff to the new health authorities to take effect from April next. The Management side denied that the circular placed the responsibility for consultation on the H.M.C., and said that this was part of the duties of the newly constituted Health Authorities. On the matter of Joint Consultative machinery after April next, no progress could be made as neither side had information on future plans, Similarly, the question of long service retirement awards after 1974 remained unsettled. The staff side also asked if there were any proposed plans to pay some form of retirement pension to working patients when they reached retirement age. It appeared that this matter vas, in fact, under consideration by the Rehabilitation Committee. The full Minutes are available on staff notice boards.
Anafranil FilmIn response to the interest shown in the film on Anafranil Infusion, Dr. P. O'Flanagan was present in the In-Service Training Room on Monday, October 29th for a second showing of the film, and to answer any questions from the audience.
Professional HourAt the monthly Professional Hour for Deputy Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses held in the Training Room on Thursday, November 1st, Mr. John Bainbridge, Catering Officer, spoke on the subject of "Food".
WantedPortable washing-wringer (fix on bath, table, etc.) Condition immaterial.
Box No. 10.
Winwick Hospital Cricket TeamFacilities for winter practice are available at Lowton Civic Hall each Tuesday evening from 8.30p.m. - 9.30p.m. Would prospective players for 1974 season who are interested in maintaining their standards please submit names to Mr. Villiers, Social Therapy Department.
Twelve Months AgoDelph Hospital held its second Annual Fete. Laundry supply was criticised. W. Casson related details of the Fishing Club's first outing. The Coldharbour enquiry was reported by C. Evans. J.A. Jolley began his Rehabilitation News. Winwick held "Mind Week". Magazine policy was the subject for discussion by the Joint Consultative Staffs Committee.
Union News - COHSEThe monthly Branch Meeting will be held in the In-Service Training Room at 9.00p.m. on Monday, November 5th.