THE second phase of a determined mother's campaign to see postnatal services return to Kidderminster Hospital will kick off on Monday.

Less than two weeks after handing a petition containing 3,202 names to health chiefs, mother-turned-campaigner, Elizabeth Bytheway, together with Tonia Heywood, has announced her intention to survey Wyre Forest residents on their views about the birth centre.

Mrs Bytheway said they hoped to find out how many patients from different doctors' surgeries in the district wanted to see the facility reopen.

She added she and fellow campaigners would start surveying people in the street and at their homes on Monday. The surveys will also be on display at shops in the area.

They will ask respondents the name of their doctors' surgeries and three simple questions, according to Mrs Bytheway.

These are:

Should the postnatal service be reinstated at Kidderminster?

Should the recommendations of the birth centre report be put into place?

Do you wish your doctor to act on your behalf to get this service reinstated?

"Then we're going to write a letter to all the doctors' surgeries, saying that X number of their patients want it open," added Mrs Byetheway, who started her battle last month after receiving "brilliant care" at the centre following the birth of her daughter, Charlotte, in Worcester, last August.