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‘Name the Crane’ Contest Winner Wins a Special VIP Visit to the KEMH Redevelopment Project Construction Site

(Hamilton, Bermuda, December 15, 2011)

The winner of the ‘Name The Crane’ Contest, 12 year old Isaiah Smith of Dellwood Middle School, visited the KEMH Redevelopment Project construction site today long with 15 of his schoolmates.

Isaiah came up with the name ‘Craneiom’ as part of the contest organized by Paget Health Services, the private partner of Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) for the new hospital facility. Isaiah won a special VIP tour of the site for himself and his class.

“Craneiom” is 155 feet tall, has a capacity of 6 tons and has a jib (arm) 150 feet long.

The second crane is 146 feet tall, has a capacity of 12 tons and a jib radius of 135 feet. This crane has been named “Curtis” in memory of a BCM MCAlpine employee.

The cranes withstand sustained winds of 130 mph. When not in use, the jib is designed to swing with the wind instead of being rigidly set against its force.

Both electricity-powered cranes were erected and tested by local teams under the supervision of the UK based certifier and are operated by experienced local drivers.

Notes to Editors

About Bermuda Hospitals Board:
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda’s second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world’s leading specialist hospitals.

About the KEMH Redevelopment Project:
The design, construction, financing and maintenance of newly built facilities at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) will be delivered by a form of public private partnership (PPP). It is expected that the first patients will walk through the doors of the new facilities in 2014. Over the next six to seven years, BHB will also renovate the existing KEMH hospital building using traditional procurement methods. These renovations will be funded by BHB and managed as a separate part of the overall redevelopment project. Both renovation and the addition of newly constructed space are vital to the complete redevelopment of KEMH to meet Bermuda’s future acute healthcare needs.

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Cathy Stovell
Bermuda Hospitals Board
Telephone: 441.239.5920

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