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Name the Cranes Competition

Friday 1 July 2016Media release3 minutes to read

​​The Canterbury District Health Board and CPB Contractors are excited to announce a NAME THE CRANES competition.

Name the cranes competition​The competition is open to children who are inpatients at Christchurch Hospital, use outpatient services, or who have a parent/guardian on the staff at the hospital. The 70m (approx.) high cranes are being used in the construction of the new 10-storey Acute Services (ASB) Building.

CPB Contractors was awarded the main build contract for the Acute Services Building at the end of last year.

David Grehan, CPB project director, says the children can let their imaginations soar.

“This is a great opportunity for the children in Christchurch Hospital to get involved in the new development, and make their mark on the Acute Services Building. We need some really strong names for our really strong cranes,” David Grehan says.

David Meates, Canterbury DHB chief executive, says naming the cranes will add a personal element to the build.

“Many of these children can look out of their hospital windows and see what is happening on site. They have the chance to come up with a creative name for the cranes, which will be printed and then proudly displayed for the duration of the construction works.”

Children are invited to let their imagination go wild and name either one crane, or both if they have a brilliant-double barrelled suggestion. They also need to say why they chose that name.

There is also a colouring-in competition for those who would like to be involved but can’t think of a name, and also a draw your own crane option.

As well as seeing the names on the cranes, the winner(s) will also receive a small prize pack.

The competition starts today (July 1) and closes on 28 July, with the announcement of the names made in mid-August.

The 10-storey ASB has a 10,450m2 footprint with an approximate area of the floors of around 62,000 m2. When it is complete, the ASB will feature additional operating theatres, around 400 inpatient beds, purpose-designed spaces for children, an extended radiology department, an expanded intensive care unit, an emergency department, ​​and a rooftop helipad.

The competition is open to all children 16 and under who are inpatients, or frequent outpatient visitors to Christchurch Hospital, or who have a parent/guardian who works at Christchurch Hospital. Only one entry per child per category. The judges’ decision will be final.

For competition Terms and Conditions and Entry Forms, please see ​



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