Matt Dawson at the new North Devon District Hospital new children's unit
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Rugby star Matt Dawson opens children's unit at Devon hospital

9 July 2012 Last updated at 22:23 BST

A new children's unit at North Devon District Hospital has been officially opened by former England rugby star Matt Dawson.

The facility in Barnstaple provides medical care for newborns and children up to the age of 18.

Managers said it would deal with about 1,600 newborn babies and up to 3,000 children a year.