Scholarship and Training Once More Receive BHCT Support

11 July 2018:

Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) and Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) today announce a second $350,000 donation to support scholarships and staff training at BHB. Also announced today are the winners of the nine BHB scholarships in 2018 funded by BHCT and a scholarship funded by GlaxoSmithKline that BHB administers.

In 2017, the BHCT made the same donation, which allowed BHB to introduce new scholarships for mental health nursing, finance and, in memory of BHB nurse, Dashunte Furbert, scholarships for students studying nursing at the Bermuda College.  The remainder of the donation supported training for over 140 BHB staff.

Lisa Sheppard, Executive Director, Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust, comments: “BHCT is very pleased to once more support training and education at BHB. This is an important area our donors have said they want to support.  It helps support and encourage future generations of Bermudian healthcare workers through the scholarships and improve care today through educating and training current staff.”

Venetta Symonds, Chief Executive Officer, BHB comments: “Thank you BHCT donors for your support of our scholarship and training programme.  This generous donation allows us to maintain critical scholarships and staff training, as BHB seeks to improve and maintain its services and facilities. This is truly welcome support that makes a difference today and in the future.”

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients:

  • Samantha Crockwell

Studying Health Sciences (Occupational Therapy) at the University of Worcester

$10,000 for one year

  • Curlena Smith (Mental Health Nursing Scholarship)

Studying Nursing (Mental Health) at the University of Northampton

$40,000 per year for two years

  • Jashae Allen-Lamontagne (Dashunte Furbert Scholarship)

Studying Nursing at Bermuda College

$5,000 for one year

  • Odile Baker

Studying Nursing at Baltimore City Community College

$10,000 for one year

  • Donnika Bean

Studying Nursing at Elmhurst College

$10,000 per  year for two  years

  • Dasha Caines

Studying Nursing at Oakwood University

$10,000 per year for two years

  • Jennifer Ross

Studying Nursing at Georgia State University

$10,000 per year for two years

  • Britney Robinson (GlaxoSmithKline Scholarship)

Studying Health Sciences (Pharmacology) at Nova Southeastern University

$15,000 per year for two years

  • Brieanna Samuels

Studying Finance (Business) at the University of West of England

$5,000 for one year

  • Antoinae Durrant

Studying Finance (Business) at Nottingham Trent University

$10,000 for one year

In the picture are scholarship winners, with BHB staff and representatives from the BHCT and GlaxoSmithKline.

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.