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Community invited to 'name the cranes' building major Logan Hospital Expansion

4 July 2022

First there was Sir Lift-A-Lot – and now Logan residents are being asked to get creative again to name Logan Hospital’s two newest cranes!

The two 65-metre cranes are being installed this month as part of the $460 million Logan Hospital Expansion Project, which will see four new levels added to an existing hospital building.

Acting Executive Director of Logan Hospital, Kieran Kinsella, said the competition provided an opportunity for the community and hospital staff to get involved in one of Logan’s biggest infrastructure projects.

“The first crane will be chosen by a primary school student, with the second being chosen by a Logan Hospital healthcare worker or their family member,” Mr Kinsella said.

“The winners will have their chosen name displayed on the crane for the duration of the project—and they will receive prizes sponsored by the project’s managing contractor John Holland.”

Entries have now closed.

There are separate categories for each crane:

  • Crane 1: Open to primary school students from the Logan region (entries to be submitted by parents or teachers)
  • Crane 2: Open to all Logan Hospital employees and their children/families

Mr Kinsella said the expansion project would deliver an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces—increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half.

“We’re adding five new medical wards as part of the vertical expansion of the hospital’s existing Building 3,” he said.

“We will also be upgrading and expanding the Emergency Department, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit, Medical Imaging, Transit Care Hub, as well as the Coronary Care, Palliative Care and Intensive Care units.

“These services will be supported by upgraded back-of-house infrastructure including a high voltage electrical feed, staff education and simulation suites, an expanded kitchen, and expanded pathology and pharmacy areas.”

Mr Kinsella said seven-year-old Kai from Edens Landing had previously come up with a name for the crane that built the hospital’s new multi-level car park.

“Kai’s ingenious name Sir Lift-a-Lot was proudly displayed on that crane for 12 months while we were building the car park’s eight levels,” he said.

“The car park is now open, providing more than 1500 additional car parks on the hospital site for patients, visitors and staff.”

Last updated 9 August 2022
Last reviewed 4 July 2022

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