Alex with Kerry Hort, Project Lead - Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment, Southern NSW Local Health District
Cranium, Goulburn Hospital’s 40 metre tower crane, was officially branded at a Naming Ceremony held at the $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment site on Wednesday 22 July 2020.
Alex, aged 6 from Wollondilly Public School who recently won the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment’s Name the Crane competition, attended the ceremony accompanied by his parents Julie and Chris and brother Charlie.
Alex’s kindergarten teacher Olivia Maher and Wollondilly Public School Assistant Principal Michelle Davy also attended the ceremony.
Alex provided the following reason for suggesting Cranium, “The crane is building stuff to protect people. Just like a cranium does it protects people’s brains.”
Denis Thomas, General Manager Northern Cluster said, “Well done Alex, Cranium is a great name for our tower crane and we have received a lot of positive feedback about the name. Congratulations to Wollondilly Public School and to everyone who entered. The competition has provided a fun and creative way for the extended Goulburn community to get involved with the redevelopment of Goulburn Hospital. I encourage everyone to view the entries on the Redevelopment website.”
Alex has won $1000 of sporting equipment for Wollondilly Public School courtesy of the Redevelopment’s builder Hansen Yuncken. The best coloured entry, place getters, extra effort awards and finalists will also receive prizes courtesy of Hansen Yuncken and all competition entrants will receive a certificate of appreciation from the Redevelopment Project team.
Hansen Yuncken Project Manager Rhys Collum said, “I congratulate Alex and everyone who participated in the Name the Crane Competition for their outstanding efforts. The Hansen Yuncken team is pleased to be partnering with the Local Health District and Health Infrastructure to deliver the Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment project.”
The best coloured entry winner, second and third place getters are as follows:
Best coloured entry: Jade, from St Joseph’s Primary School.
Second: Thomas, from St Joseph’s Primary School, and Shylah from Sts Peter and Paul’s Primary School.
Third: Isabel from St Joseph’s Primary School, and Leon from Wollondilly Public School.
Extra effort: Hannah Calleja from Taralga Public School and Ella-rose Chappell from Wollondilly Public School
Finalists: Eamon Shiel from Goulburn South Public School, Ella Kiss from Goulburn East Public School and Hamish and Poppy Brouwer from St Joseph’s Primary
Click on the link to view photsos from the ceremony and the entries: Name the Crane competition
The Name the Crane competition was open to all local primary schools and children of primary school age or capability in the Goulburn-Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Shire Local Government Areas (LGAs), including those in the Paediatric Ward at Goulburn Base Hospital.
The $150 million Goulburn Hospital and Health Service Redevelopment builds on the NSW Government’s extensive investment in health facilities across the district. The Government has allocated $18.6 million for the Cooma Hospital Redevelopment and $8 million for the redevelopment of Yass Hospital. The new Braidwood Multipurpose Service, currently under construction, is part of the Government’s $304 million Multipurpose Service (MPS) Program.