Rees Fletcher, Division President of ACE Bermuda; Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer of Bermuda Operations at ACE; Philip Butterfield, Chairman of BHCT; and Ralph Richardson, Executive Director of BHCT. *Photo supplied
Rees Fletcher, Division President of ACE Bermuda; Samantha Froud, Chief Administration Officer of Bermuda Operations at ACE; Philip Butterfield, Chairman of BHCT; and Ralph Richardson, Executive Director of BHCT. *Photo supplied

Today, Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) is pleased to announce that the ACE Foundation-Bermuda has fulfilled its $1 million pledge to the Why it Matters campaign in support of the KEMH Redevelopment Project. 

The project’s overarching aim is to transform Bermuda’s hospital care delivery with the completion of the new Acute Care Wing. The construction project was the largest ever in Bermuda and the building took over four years to complete. Scheduled to open to the public in September, patients can expect a state-of-the-art facility matched by an enhanced level of clinical care. 

“ACE Foundation-Bermuda is proud to provide this grant to a landmark healthcare institution serving our Bermuda community. We are happy to contribute to the Why it Matters Campaign, this cause will help to strengthen the community in which we live and work,” said Rees Fletcher, Division President, ACE Bermuda. 

The Why it Matters campaign was launched in 2011 in support of this project with an ambitious fundraising goal of $40 million. To date, the campaign has raised over $31 million in cash and pledges. Philip Butterfield, Chairman of BHCT, said “We are honored to receive the generous $1 million donation from the ACE Foundation. We deeply appreciate the Foundation’s commitment to helping improve Bermuda’s hospital and healthcare delivery through the support of the Why it Matters campaign.” 

The new Acute Care Wing was carefully designed to 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.