A LITTLE angel is watching over the new Bendigo Hospital project site.
Victoria Scicluna, 9, has named the fourth crane building the $630 million new hospital 'Lucy' in a heartfelt tribute to her late twin sister.
Victoria is the fourth winner of the Name the Cranes competition which is a joint initiative of Bendigo Health and project partners Exemplar Health and Lend Lease.
Health Minister David Davis met Victoria and her parents David and Anita during a tour of the site on Tuesday.
"Victoria and her twin sister Lucy were born in Bendigo on June 6, 2004," Mr Davis said.
"Sadly, Lucy was stillborn.
"Victoria entered the competition with the name 'Lucy in the sky' in memory of her late 'angel' twin sister, who will be looking over the new hospital as it takes shape on Bendigo's city skyline."
Victoria was a bit media shy but said it was a special day.
She proudly showed off her competition certificate, which Mr Davis presented her with, and said she hoped to be a nurse one day.
Victoria's parents are both Bendigo Health employees. Her dad David is a district nurse and mum Anita is a health information manager.
"Victoria wanted to name the crane 'Lucy in the sky' so that she could see her angel twin sister's name in the sky and have her watch over the hospital build," Anita said.
"To have Lucy's name seen, spoken and remembered is very special for our family and friends, especially so close to Victoria and Lucy's 10th birthday."
Mr Davis said the story of Lucy the crane was a sad story but a good one, too.
"It signifies the links to Bendigo Health and Bendigo Health staff as both of Victoria's parents are members of the Bendigo Health staff - a very significant staff in the city of Bendigo," he said.
"It again signifies the commitment to government to get this project done in a way that is really going to deliver for Bendigo, for central and for northern Victoria."
Lucy is the final of four cranes building the new hospital and has a 57 metre reach and the ability to lift 4.2 tonnes.
The first three cranes were named Ben, Maximus and Cranium.
Mr Davis said Patrick Schilling, 12, of Long Gully had "cleverly" come up with the name Cranium.