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Family donates $100,000 to Hospitals Charitable Trust

The family of the late deForest (Shorty) Trimingham have donated $100,000 to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust to help fund the new Acute Care facility.

Mr Trimingham's widow, Dorothy Trimingham, said her husband had used the facilities at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital throughout his life and was grateful for the care he had received.

“[Our daughter] Barrie and I chose to give to the new facility, specifically towards Oncology in his memory because he died of cancer and was cared for frequently at the hospital during his final weeks,” Mrs Trimingham said.

Mr. Trimingham died in 2007 at the age of 87.

Chairman of the Trust Philip Butterfield said the donation exemplified the giving nature of Mr Trimingham, an internationally renowned yachtsman and a one-time Minister of Tourism.

“He was known as a man who sought to excel in every endeavour, whether in sailing or in the chambers of Parliament.

“To this end, his respect for the greater good will carry on through the hospital's care for its patients.”

The new Acute Care facility, expected to open its doors to patients later this year, will include the oncology department, as well as Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency, Dialysis, Acute Surgical Wards, Acute Medical Wards, Day Surgery and Security.

Barrie and Dorothy Trimmingham, the daughter and wife of the late deForest (Shorty) Trimingham have donated $100,000 to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust in his memory.

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Published March 26, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2014 at 11:41 am)

Family donates $100,000 to Hospitals Charitable Trust

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