Specialist Medical Equipment

Client: Mainzeal Ltd
Waikato Hospital
Linear Accelerator for Cancer Treatment
Duration: 12 months

Waikato Hospital Linear Accelerator for Cancer TreatmentWaikato Hospital Linear AcceleratorIn an effort to reduce the number of patients waiting for specialised non invasive cancer treatment, Waikato Hospital management decided to install a fourth linear accelerator system.

A linear accelerator is a highly specialised piece of radiation therapy equipment that very precisely targets a patient's cancerous cells.

Before the treatment systems could be installed a purpose built 4 storey building was designed and constructed with concrete walls up to 2 metres thick around the patient treatment room.

This contract involved the installing and commissioning of the lighting, power and emergency lighting systems, as well as a new main switchboard, sub distribution boards and incoming feeder cables.

A unique aspect of this project was the design and build of a safety system that was reliable and durable enough to provide safety coverage for both staff and patients. The system involved the interlocking of both the linear accelerator system, a 2 ton neutron door and various emergency stops and door switches on multiple building levels.

Work carried out included:

  • Locating of underground Site services prior to relocation of building services
  • Construction of 1000A main switchboard, sub distribution boards and control centre cabinets
  • Provide cable supports on all levels of building and multiple penetrations through thick concrete walls
  • Design, installation and programming of safety system
  • Building pre-wire and final termination of all power and light fittings
  • Supply and installation of CCTV system for patient monitoring
  • Supply and installation of intercom system
  • Supply and installation of Dynalite lighting system
  • Commissioning of control systems with Linear Accelerator contractors