Remembering Jermaine Wright

Jermaine Wright, senior pharmacy technician in the aseptic unit at Hammersmith Hospital, died in hospital on 27 April. He was 45 years old.

Jermaine joined the Trust’s pharmacy team in March 2015, after many years working at the Royal Brompton and, prior to that, Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was well known to his team and staff across the Trust for his expertise, precision, kindness and pride in his work.

Chief pharmacist Ann Mounsey said of Jermaine:

“Jermaine had been part of the Imperial pharmacy family since March 2015, having previously worked at the Royal Brompton for some 14 years and previous to that at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Jermaine was an inpatient at the Brompton when he died, and we know that the team there share our grief.

Jermaine worked as a senior pharmacy technician in our aseptics unit at the Hammersmith site, and was known to many staff not only within his close team but also the wider department as well as cross Trust.

He was enormously proud of his work and through his expertise in making and quality checking products such as chemotherapy for our oncology and haematology patients as well as parenteral nutrition for our premature babies, he helped save countless lives. He lived the Trust values every day and was a great member of this close knit team.

It is difficult not to fall into cliché when talking about Jermaine, he was kind, thoughtful, generous and always up for a laugh. Football however was Jermaine’s absolute passion and, outside of work, he was an essential part of amateur football at Hackney Marshes for over 20 years through his role as both referee and numerous other roles including vice chairman and fixtures and result secretary. His loss is felt keenly there and we are grateful to the members of that community who have contacted us to offer friendship and support. In addition we have received lovely messages of support from many other pharmacy departments in North West London and further afield as well as from the wider Imperial Trust.

The loss of Jermaine is a tragedy for his family and for all the many people who loved him. Rest in peace Jermaine, you will be hugely missed.”