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The twin 65-metre cranes overseeing the construction of Logan Hospital’s major expansion have been crowned “Boomer” and “McCrane”.
The names were chosen by the Logan community and hospital staff following a call for ideas.
The names are a badge of honour for the cranes and signals an exciting milestone for the Logan Hospital.
Congratulations to Myah, a grade four student from St Matthews Catholic Primary School in Cornubia, and Isabella Gardner, a registered nurse from Logan Hospital, for the creative names now proudly displayed on the cranes.
More than 100 entries were received from across the region, which were shortlisted by the project team and voted on by the community.
Myah said her name was an extension of a boom which was a part of a crane and “it’s catchy”, while Isabella from the hospital’s Perioperative Services said her name was a playful reminder of a well-known advertisement – “Ahhh McCrane…you’ve done it again!”
The Logan Hospital’s $460 million expansion project will deliver an additional 206 beds and treatment spaces by 2024 – increasing the capacity of the hospital by almost half.
It will also significantly boost capacity and deliver some much-needed relief for the emergency department that provided care to more than 100,000 patients last year.
Thank you to managing contractor John Holland for making the ‘Name the Crane’ day even more special for the winners with some fabulous prizes and a special ride on the scissor lift.