The Strangford MLA, who is today attending the opening, said: “The opening of this new maternity unit is great news. This unit will ensure that local people receive world-class care in the best surroundings.
“Today’s opening has to be a sign of things to come, and I call on the Health Minister to ensure that it is. People want to see upgrades in our hospitals around Northern Ireland.
“After all, an OFMDFM report indicated that £1.5 billion is being wasted every year on segregation. The Executive needs to stop this massive waste of money and re-direct some of the cash to improving our hospitals.”