New Forest Birth Centre

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 21 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

92%staff recommend this hospital for care. 2249 responses. 9710 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

76%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 2249 responses. 9710 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 869 responses.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Lovely facility but care not great

The facility is lovely and the setting is beautiful - the windows of the shared room I was in look out onto a pasture of ponies - but I w...

21 October 2016

Perfect place to give birth

New Forest Birth Centre is a home away from home with easy access and plenty of free parking. I am a first-time mum and I arrived at the ...

11 August 2016

Perfect care and support

I was transfered to the New forest centre after an emergency caesarean at Princess Anne. Immediately upon arrival staff were friendly, su...

3 August 2016

Best birthing experience

Both babies born here staff were amazing. The enviroment is calm and peacful and the food is good and my partner was able to visit with m...

17 June 2016

After birth care and breastfeeding support

I checked into the NFBC after giving birth on labour ward. Being a first time mum I was keen to take advantage of the breastfeeding suppo...

1 June 2016

Last updated on 29 June 2010.

Information supplied by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust