The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has paid tribute to long-serving secretary Bill Kelly.
Alongside his professional role as a long-time member of the administration team at Noble’s Hospital, Mr Kelly, who passed away recently, carried out the vital role of secretary Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust for more than three decades, assisting the charity to continue the mission of its founder in delivering improvements to the Island’s healthcare. His final meeting as secretary was in May 2009.
Mr Kelly began his hospital career in 1975 and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Hospital Manager, a post he held until 1998 when, in a career move, he joined the Southern Group General Practice as Practice Manager until his retirement in 2004.
Trust Chairman Larry Keenan said: “Throughout all of this period he fulfilled his responsibilities in the quite separate and independent role of secretary to the Trust, a role he was ideally suited to not only due to his healthcare background, but also thanks to his exceptional administrative skills and his attention to detail.”
“Bill’s service to the Trust lasted for more than 30 years, during which time he oversaw the retirement and appointment of numerous Trustees.”
“He had an encyclopaedic memory on Trust issues, a walking hard drive of knowledge, which was invaluable as the Trust went through modernisation.”
“Bill was actively involved in more recent changes in the role of the Trust, extending its remit beyond the hospital sector to incorporate support for healthcare generally, encompassing in particular community care. His contribution to this was invaluable to the Trustees.”
“The Trust would wish to place on record its appreciation for the contribution of Bill Kelly over a considerable period of time and to express its condolences to his family for their loss.