deForest 'Shorty' Trimingham's daughter, Barrie Trimingham and wife, Dorothy Trimingham. *Photo supplied
deForest 'Shorty' Trimingham's daughter, Barrie Trimingham and wife, Dorothy Trimingham. *Photo supplied

The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) today received a $100,000 donation made in honour of deForest “Shorty” Trimingham by Shorty’s wife, Dorothy Trimingham, and his daughter, Barrie Trimingham. The donation was made towards the Why it Matters campaign in support of transforming the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital into a state-of-the-art hospital facility. 

“My husband used the hospital’s facilities throughout his life and was grateful for the care he received,” says Mrs. Trimingham. “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.” 

“This extraordinary gift not only reflects the deep generosity of the Trimingham family, but exemplifies the giving character of Shorty himself,” notes Philip Butterfield, Chairman of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust. “He was known as a man who sought to excel in every endeavor, 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.” 

This donation to the new Acute Care facility will help support and enhance the Bermuda Hospitals Board’s objectives and healthcare delivery philosophy, with special attention to patient-focused care delivery, excellent patient outcomes and a positive environment for clinicians and staff. Departments moving to the new Acute Care Wing are: Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency, Oncology (Cancer Care), Dialysis, Acute Surgical Wards, Acute Medical Wards, Day Surgery and Security.