New Forest Birth Centre

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

5 out of 5 stars

Based on 19 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

93%staff recommend this hospital for care. 2817 responses. 10140 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

77%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 2817 responses. 10140 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 595 responses.

Latest reviews of this organisation

The New Forest Birth Centre

I gave birth at Princess Ann but needed help with breastfeeding and therefore was transferred to the New Forest Birth Centre. The Staff a...

31 October 2017

Everything I hoped for

I was so lucky to be able to give birth to my first baby boy here in October 2016. I had presumed my birth plan would go out the window a...

11 August 2017

Help after birth

I just wanted to say thank-you so much to the team that looked after us after the birth of my son Thomas. Unfortunately my birth plan cha...

5 May 2017

If your birth allows, this is an excellent choice.

Having just giving birth to my second child here if your birth allows, this is an excellent choice, it wasn't a possibility for my first,...

15 March 2017

So lucky to have this place :)

I was lucky enough to have my baby here on 23.1.17. There were a few issues at the end which meant I was on alert to go to Princess Anne,...

9 February 2017

Last updated on 29 June 2010.

Information supplied by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust