WOMEN and children's services at North Devon District Hospital are to be improved as part of a £1m modernisation programme. The hospital's Ladywell Unit will be transformed as part of a bid to bring services together under one roof. The new facility will feature a daycase and procedure unit for gynaecology patients, a special care baby unit, and a children's ward. Kate Lyons, director of operations, said: "This is a really exciting development. We strive to provide the highest quality care and are looking forward to opening the doors to a revamped, modernised unit that will bring many benefits to staff, patients and their families." She added: "We know from our patient feedback that while the care is rated highly, the experience of those using the facilities of the Ladywell Unit could be improved. This investment will create a far superior bright, modern environment with much enhanced family-friendly facilities."