The commissioning of a linear accelerator and other major medical equipment inside the $35 million Western Cancer Centre has proceeded despite the COVID-19 lockdown.
The linear accelerator will provide radiotherapy for patients of the cancer centre which adjoins the new Macquarie Building on the grounds of Dubbo Hospital.
Health Infrastructure, which has overseen the construction of the cancer centre and the more than $306 million redevelopment of the hospital, also reported of the Macquarie Building being completed and handed over to the Western NSW Local Health District.
The opening of its level two intensive care unit was fast-tracked because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, the health district's chief executive Scott McLachlan told of 12 people infected with the virus admitted to Dubbo Hospital, four of them in intensive care.
A Health Infrastructure spokesman told the Daily Liberal the cancer centre was "almost complete".
"Work is currently focused on the internal fit-out including the installation of furniture, fittings, artwork and equipment, and external landscaping," he said.
"All major medical equipment for the cancer centre has been installed and is being commissioned.
"While there have been some disruptions to construction during the COVID-19 outbreak in response to the NSW public health orders, work is on track and expected to be completed in the coming weeks."
Health Infrastructure has not revealed the date when the cancer centre will open.
"Once construction is finished, the Western NSW Local Health District will undertake a comprehensive commissioning period before the doors open to patients later in the year," it's spokesman said.
The cancer centre is being built by Lipman Pty Ltd with $25 million from the federal government and $10 million from the state government.
Hansen Yuncken, which constructed the Macquarie Building, is now focused on two new car parks.
One is outside the new emergency department in the Macquarie Building and the other on the western side of the hospital campus near the cancer centre.
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