Downe Hospital

In 2009 the first stand-alone Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) in Northern Ireland was opened in the Downe Hospital. It is a three bedded unit for low risk women. 'Midwifery Led' means it is run by experienced Midwives. It has a birth rate of around 100 births per year.

Downpatrick Midwifery Led Uunit is managed by experienced Midwives who specialise in caring for women with uncomplicated pregnancy and labour. One Midwife will look after you in labour and give you and your partner support. A second Midwife may be present when your baby is born. Midwives are supported by the Health Care Assistants in the unit.





Access and Visiting


Meet the Team


Coping in Labour


Women's Stories            


Ante-natal Care