|WINWICK HOSPITAL WARRINGTON|
Editorial CommentThe late distribution and somewhat unusual aspect of last week's issue were the result of mechanical failure beyond anyone's control. Infuriating is a mild way of describing such failures, and immediate steps have been taken to obtain supplies of a better quality paper which should pacify the machine concerned. Mr. Evans' article last week stressed again the dangers of fire in a hospital such as this. He concluded -- "the linesman and the public are ready, we are waiting for someone to call 'pla'". Fire itself called 'play' at a Surrey mental hospital last week-end. Three firemen were injured before the fire was brought under control, and, although the area concerned was unoccupied at the time so that no patients were injured, this incident underlines the constant relevance of Mr. Evans' arguments.
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Social Therapy ReviewOn Thursday, the football. and netball teams had their first match of the season against Parkside, played at home. Both matches resulted in wins for Winwick, the men by 7 goals to nil, the ladies by 15 goals to 3. On Saturday evening an amateur show presented by the 'Kentucky Minstrels' from Manchester was performed in the Recreation Hall, 365 people including 130 visitors from Cranage Hall, Newchurch and Mary Dendy Hospitals, watched the show and found it very entertaining. The 'minstrels' are a completely voluntary company and work solely for charity. We have three more staff down in the department, Norah Carter from F.7 Up, David Reston, M.7 Up, Tom Marks, Male Delph. A week last Monday one of our staff, John Mercer, M.6 Up, left us for a full-time job in the community. He has left the hospital completely and will be living with his aunt in Widnes. We should like to wish him every success.
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GRAND HALLOWE'EN DANCE IN THE RECREATION HALL