Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has paid tribute to Professor Jim Dornan, who has sadly died.
Dr McBride said: “I was very saddened and shocked to hear this news.
“My deepest condolences go to his family and many friends.
“Professor Dornan made an immense contribution to obstetrics and fetomaternal medicine. He held a number of significant and important leadership roles in the health service both in Northern Ireland and nationally.
“I trust his family will take some comfort from the lasting legacy he leaves behind, and the esteem in which he was held by so many people at home and abroad.”