New Forest Birth Centre

023 8074 7690 Ashurst Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst , Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 7AR

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 15 ratings for this clinic


The New Forest Birth Centre is based at Ashurst on the edge of the New Forest. Experienced midwives and trained support staff provide care before, during and after labour.

Facilities include two birthing rooms, both with pools. There are seven postnatal beds, and staff offer support with breastfeeding and parenting skills. Women do not need to live locally to use this Birth Centre. If a woman or her baby needs to see a doctor at any time (including needing an epidural), or the labour is not progressing as expected, they will be transferred to the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, by ambulance.

There is no A&E facility at New Forest Birth Centre. The nearest Emergency Department is at Southampton General Hospital.

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Quality of service at New Forest Birth Centre

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

89%staff recommend this hospital for care. 2860 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

73%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 2860 responses

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 879 responses.

Latest reviews of this organisation

A beautiful caring space

I gave birth to my second son here in April 2016. Such a contrast to Princess Anne, where I ended up with my first birth due to medical r...

22 April 2016

Amazing place

Being a health professional myself and having my first baby I was extremely anxious about where to have my baby. The New Forest Birth Cen...

1 March 2016

Amazing experience

After giving birth to my baby girl via c-section at the Princess Anne hospital as part of the enhanced c-section programme I was informed...

16 December 2015

What a great experience

The birth of my son at the new forest birth centre was a great experience, the level of care and the facilities were outstanding. We were...

19 November 2015

Simply wonderful

I have never needed the NHS myself apart from being born and then when my son was born at the end of July at princess Anne. I went to ash...

3 October 2015

Last updated on 29 June 2010.

Information supplied by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust