The Bermuda Hospitals Board today thanked international and local businesses in Bermuda who have collectively raised $1,044,000 to date for essential medical supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment and ventilators.
BHB said, “CEO of Hiscox Bermuda, Mike Krefta, helped coordinate the industry’s fundraising efforts, which included contributions from AmTrust Group, Aon, Ascot Bermuda, Aspen, Assured Guaranty, Australia-Japan Cable Limited, AXA XL, Axis, Bermuda Chiropractic Association, Bermuda Dental Association, Bermuda Medical Doctors Association, BF&M, Catalina Holdings, Chubb, Colonial, CPGB Insurance Management, Enstar, Fidelis, Fidelity International, Guy Carpenter, Hannover Re, Hiscox, Jardine Matheson, KPMG, Lancashire, Liberty Specialty Markets, Markel, MS Amlin, OIL & OCIL, Orbis Management, Par-La Ville Dental, QIC Global, Sompo International, Third Point Re, Transatlantic Re and Willis Re.”
CEO & President, Venetta Symonds, comments: “We are extremely grateful for this donation, which helps the hospitals, staff, patients and country by purchasing vital medical supplies at a time of great financial and social uncertainty. Thank you to our Chief of Nursing, Judy Richardson, who made the initial contact with Hiscox and detailed our needs.
“Our appreciation goes to the donors who are helping us care for those most seriously sick with COVID-19. We have prepared to the best of our ability to meet the potential challenges ahead and this donation means so much to us as we seek to protect and equip our staff and provide the critical care services people may need to save their lives. We thank you for your caring and support.”
Mr Krefta says: “Coronavirus is affecting all of us in some way, and so all of us must contribute to the response. I’d like to thank ABIR, ABIC, Richard Winchell Executive Director of ABIC, Myra Dill BMDA Communications Director and Bill Shields, Chief Financial Officer of BHB, for all their significant efforts in helping with this appeal.
“I’m really proud of how Bermuda’s insurers, reinsurers, brokers, investment managers, local insurance companies, financial service companies and medical associations have come together to support the hospital at this time, but like everyone I’m even prouder of the work that those on the frontline are doing, so I hope our collective contribution makes a real difference for them.”