Three cranes at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead now each have a name, thanks to the creativity of the hospital community, with winners announced for the ‘Name the Cranes’ competition.

The names ‘Skye Lifter’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Pixie’ are now proudly displayed on the three tower cranes which are supporting construction of the $619 million Stage 2 Redevelopment of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

More than 100 entries were received from patients, families, staff, volunteers, and school students who submitted creative names - along with colourful drawings.

Health Infrastructure Acting Executive Director, Northern Region Hayley Bell said the crane names were selected by representatives from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network redevelopment team, Health Infrastructure, and construction contractors Kane Constructions and Roberts Co.

“The judges were thrilled to select the winning names from entries submitted by hospital volunteer Margaret Playle, local school student Hanshika Karthikeyan and an outpatient at the hospital,” Ms Bell said.

“The winning names considered stand outs for their creative explanation and symbolism of the name.”
The winners have been awarded gift vouchers, in addition to having their winning name displayed on the cranes on site.

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Director of Redevelopment Tim Hoffman said the competition was a great way to engage with the hospital community and encourage interest in the redevelopment project.

“Congratulations to the crane naming winners and thank you to those who submitted a creative entry. It was great to see a broad cross section of our community including patients, families, staff, volunteers and local school students getting involved in this competition,” Mr Hoffman said.

Ms Bell said the redevelopment builds on Stage 1 of the project and furthers the Westmead Health Precinct as one of the largest health, research, education, and training precincts in the world.

The cranes, which stand at 82 metres at the Paediatric Services Building site and 51 metres high at the multi-storey car park site will remain on site until next year.

The project is part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Stage 2 Redevelopment and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.