Sauter Automation has supplied, installed and commissioned a new control panel, the associated electrical installation and all associated peripheral controls and engineering for a new 50 bed, emergency ward at the Royal Albert and Edward Infirmary in Wigan. The hospital already had a site wide Sauter building management system (BMS), and approached the company at the start of the month about the possibility of incorporating this new ward into the existing system. The project was led by the main contractor, The Darwin Group Ltd.

Ian Sherburn, national service projects sales manager at Sauter, said; "When we were approached by the team at Wigan we were keen to do all that we could to help them deliver this new ward. Work on site started on April 4th and the ward should be open for the first patients on May 2nd. It has obviously helped that we were already familiar with the site and both our engineers and everyone else involved has certainly pulled together to make this vital facility a reality."

"The hard work, dedication and determination to make this project as success has been evident in every single one of the contractors and engineers on site," said Paul Teasey, M&E capital design officer for Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The teams are all working 24/7 to get this new modular facility up and running as soon as possible and Sauter's team has been no exception."

The new ward is of a modular construction that requires full wiring installation in order to incorporate the controls into Sauter's main BMS control panel.