Press Release Re: Appeal for funds for the BHB Vaccination Clinic (26 March 2021)
Vaccinating as many Bermudians and residents as possible is a National priority for personal and island immunity. The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) is in need of donations to help fund the operating costs of running the BHB Covid Vaccination Clinic. While the vaccines are at no cost to individuals, there are costs for the nurses, administrators and equipment needed to handle patient intake and administer shots which are now over $800,000 and projected to total $1,000,000 to BHB as the Clinic continues to operate towards completing the 10-week program.
The Covid -19 pandemic has put a monumental financial strain on the BHB and the Government of Bermuda.
As the fundraising arm of BHB, the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation (BHCF) is grateful to donor support thus far and is asking individuals, families and businesses to help cover the balance of funds totalling $222,000 needed by BHB’s Vaccination Clinic.
BHB began their vaccination program for their 1800 employees as soon as the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine was available on Island. Doctors, nurses, essential staff of the BHB and all frontline workers were vaccinated at the BHB Covid Vaccination Clinic. Soon after the Dept of Health asked the BHB to the open their Vaccination Clinic to the public replacing the makeshift Vaccination Clinic at the Police Club.
BHCF are appealing for Bermuda to step up and give generously to keep the BHB Covid Vaccination Clinic up and running to benefit all of Bermuda.
The mission of the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation is to enhance health and health care in Bermuda.
Go to www.bhcf.bm and “donate here” to follow prompts for payment options
Direct bank transfer with donor name in reference notes to:
Bank of N. T. Butterfield
USD # 840 000 4450 032
BMD # 060 000 4450 020
Or call 239-1519 to make a donation to the Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation.