In the Polynesian archipelagos, the remoteness of the islands is a problem for medical care, especially for the management of emergency patients. For example, from the island of Ua Pou, the only "fast" means of transport to reach the Taiohae hospital on the island of Nuku Hiva (the nearest) is by speed boat and the journey takes 1.5 hours. The Taiohae hospital, located on the island of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas, and the Uturoa hospital on the island of Raiatea in the Leeward Islands, are respectively located some 1,400 km and 250 km from Papeete, the capital of Polynesia.
The client wanted to improve the Polynesian health care system by bringing the patient closer to the diagnosis and thus enabling rapid and efficient treatment of patients on site while reducing the number of medical evacuations to Tahiti.
The project consisted of equipping these two peripheral hospitals (Taiohae and Uturoa) with high-level diagnostic machines such as CT scanners. The desired diagnostic equipment was to be of the latest generation, equipped with many advanced applications, and incorporate an innovative patient dose optimisation system.
In this context, the client commissioned Assystem to manage the installation of scanners for a "turnkey" service.