Linear Accelerator LA4 Refurbishment

Following on from a major capital development at Weston Park Hospital which involved the development of two new Linear Accelerator suites, SDA were appointed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to carry out a feasibility study for the refurbishment of three existing Linear Accelerator bunkers and were then appointed to carry out the detailed design for the refurbishment of Linear Accelerator LA4.

The Linear Accelerator equipment was itself replaced by the Trust as part of this scheme. SDA were required to develop the design of new services and the adaptation of existing services to meet the needs of the new equipment, including significant upgrades of health and safety protective devices and also to provide a more pleasant patient experience. This required detailed co-ordination with the manufacturers of the equipment and the users within the department.