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School kids to Name the Twin Cranes at Nepean Hospital

17 Feb 2020


Local students are invited to enter a competition to “Name the Twin Cranes” used in the $576 million Stage 1 Nepean Hospital Redevelopment and win their primary school $1000.

From today, students can submit a creative name for the twin cranes being used to construct the 14-storey clinical tower, which will feature an expanded emergency department, 12 operating theatres, 18 birthing suites, a neonatal intensive care unit and a rooftop helipad.

The Nepean Redevelopment is part of the NSW Government’s record $10.1 billion investment over the next four years to deliver new and upgraded hospital and health services infrastructure across the state.

Nepean Hospital General Manager, Brett Williams is looking forward to seeing what kind of creative names students can come up with.

“The redevelopment at Nepean Hospital is about meeting the future health needs of our communities and this competition is a fun and creative way to get the next generation involved,” Mr Williams said.

The school of the student with the winning name will be awarded a $1,000 gift voucher.

The new hospital tower is being built by CPB Contractors as part of the NSW Government’s $576 million Stage 1 Nepean Redevelopment (including $26 million carpark).

Primary school students in the Blue Mountains, Penrith, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas can enter the competition.

“The “Name the Twin Cranes” competition is a great opportunity for schools to get involved in one of the biggest hospital infrastructure projects in the state and I encourage everyone who is eligible to enter,” Mr Williams said.

To enter, students must submit a coloured-in entry form with a creative name for each of the cranes and provide a brief explanation for why they chose those names.

The deadline for submitting the entry forms is Friday 20 March 2020.

A giant toy crane will be awarded to the student with the winning names. The student with the best coloured in picture will also win a brand new set of colouring in pencils.

Finalist entry forms will be displayed at the hospital and the winner of the naming competition will be invited to attend a crane-naming ceremony at a date to be announced.

Forms have been sent out to eligible primary schools, can be picked up from Nepean Hospital reception or students can download an entry form from the Nepean Redevelopment website.

Only one entry per child is permitted.

Entry forms can be sent to PO Box 63, Penrith, NSW 2751 or emailed to

Download the entry form here.