Three tower cranes – Wychwood (Crane 1), Phoenix (Crane 2) and Thunderbird (Crane 3) – arrived last year to build West Park’s new hospital. The trio instantly became a beacon of hope and optimism for patients and staff last year as they signalled the beginning of a new era in healthcare delivery.
With the last crane leaving by late fall, West Park launched The Great Crane Photo Contest. Open for four weeks and ending coincidentally on the day Wychwood left the campus ahead of schedule, the contest received more than 75 entries across three categories.
With only a number attached to each submission, a judging panel reviewed and shortlisted the photos. The judging panel consisted of patient Karen Mackay, Registered Practical Nurse Kyle Hickey, volunteer David Garlin, Public Relations representative Mark Palmer and Senior Leadership Team representative Shelley Ditty.
With so many amazing photos submitted, three winners were finally chosen (scroll down to see the wining photos and honourable mentions), including a submission from Catherine McConnell, a prosthetist at West Park.
“I’m just so thrilled, as a hobby photographer, to win my first contest,” says McConnell, the winner of the Best Photo category and of two honourable mentions.
West Park would like thank everyone who entered including those from the community. The winners will receive a $50 gift card of their choice purchased at West Park’s Pharmasave. Every contest participant will also receive a West Park mug filled with swag.
Best Photo Winner: Catherine McConnell, Prosthetist
Best Selfie Winner: Christine Zilli, Social Worker
Best Group Photo Winner: Deidre Samuels, Patient
West Park received many excellent entries, which made judging difficult.
To view a gallery of honourable mentions across the categories, click here.