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New Forest Birth Centre

Telephone: 023 8074 7690
Address: Ashurst Hospital, Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 7AR
Website: http://www.uhs.nhs.uk

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 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

90%staff recommend this hospital for care. 2954 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

72%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 2954 responses

Latest reviews of this organisation

Excellent staff, safe and wonderful birth centre

We had a beautiful baby girl at Ashurst Birth Centre on 2nd April 2015 (our first baby). The whole experience was really wonderful…the st...

6 July 2015

Beautiful place to give birth

I had my second son here in May, had a wonderful experience all the staff were amazing though out my labour, birth and stay. Would highly...

20 May 2015

What a great place to give birth.

Pregnancy and labour are conditions of health. This is a lovely environment to have pre and post natal care as well as deliver your baby...

26 April 2015

Amazing and important place - thank you

We've just returned home from the birth centre with our twins - and I am so very grateful for all the help and support we got there. I do...

20 April 2015

Would never go here again!

I visited here in November 2014 as I was sure my waters had broken. i was shown to the examination room where I led down & a midwife fel...

6 March 2015

Last updated on 29 June 2010.

Information supplied by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust