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Maternity Services Survey 2017 - Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth

The Local Maternity System for Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth is working to improve outcomes for mother and baby in line with the national Better Births report recommendations (2016).

Seven priorities from the report aim to drive improvement to ensure women across the UK receive excellent care that is more personal and family friendly.

Wessex Voices (a collaboration between local Healthwatch organisations and NHS England) have been asked to carry out this survey to understand experiences of using maternity services. We are working with local maternity services to gather feedback that will help us better understand how services can be improved to ensure women have an informed and empowered choice through their pregnancy and birth. We would like to hear from women and birthing partners who have had a baby in the last 12 months (we are also seeking feedback about the first 10 days after birth). There are two surveys available, one for women who have given birth and one for birthing partners. The feedback will be used to inform future decisions about maternity services. As part of this project, Healthwatch Hampshire will also be visiting health visitor drop-in sessions throughout Summer 2017 to talk face-to-face with women and birthing partners to gather more insight into their experiences. A full report will be published in October 2017. If you would like further information or would like to share any other aspects of your experiences with us, then please get in touch


We will be visiting Health Visitor drop-in sessions to gather more feedback. If you would like to speak to us face to face then you will be able to find us at the following locations (these will be regularly updated so check back for more information):

  • 16th August, Petersfield Hospital, 9.30-11.30am
  • 22nd August, Chase Hospital, Bordon, 9.30-11.30am
  • 23rd August, Waterlooville Community Centre, 9-11am
  • 25th August, Discovery Centre, Basingstoke, 10-11.30am
  • 29th August, Salvation Army Hall, Hedge End, 9.30-11.30am
  • 5th September, Genesis Centre, Fareham, 1-3pm
  • 14th September, United Reform Church, Winchester, 9.30-12pm

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