Client: Mainzeal Ltd
Site: Waikato Hospital
Project: Linear Accelerator for Cancer Treatment
Duration: 12 months
In 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.