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Former England rugby star opens new children's unit

Former England rugby star Matt Dawson officially opens the new children's unit. Credit: Seth Conway

Former England rugby player Matt Dawson has performed the official opening of the new children's unit at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

Dawson won 77 caps for England and was part of the World Cup winning team in 2003.

He cut the ribbon at the children's unit this morning before touring the ward to speak to patients and give out goody bags.

Matt Dawson meets patients at the new children's unit. Credit: Seth Conway
Matt Dawson handing out presents at the new children's unit. Credit: Seth Conway

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