Some visitor restrictions for all Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury hospitals and health facilities remain in place, but we have relaxed others.
There is still a heightened risk to vulnerable people in hospital and so we recommend all people wear a mask when visiting any of our facilities and follow other advice designed to keep patients, staff and visitors safe.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our staff work hard to protect and care for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Visiting hours for our hospitals have returned to pre COVID-19 hours with the exception of Christchurch Women’s Hospital.
All visitors are recommended to wear a medical face mask.
Parents/caregivers are able to be with their child in hospital and visitors are now allowed, except for the Children’s Haematology and Oncology Day stay where just one parent/caregiver is able to attend their appointment with their child. Exceptions by special arrangement only.
For more details about visiting hospital please see our COVID-19 page.
Any member of the public with a mask exemption is welcome in all our facilities when attending to receive health care and *treatment.
Please show your mask exemption card and appointment letter to staff at the entrance.
*Treatment includes coming into the Emergency Department, outpatient appointments, surgery or a procedure.
Ashburton Hospital provides a range of Inpatient, Day patient, Outpatient and Community based health services to the community. The Hospital has 74 beds and annually admits around 5,000 patients, cares for 2,600 day patients and 15,000 patients attend outpatient appointments.
Rural health services employ around 550 full time and part time staff, which includes a clinical workforce in medicine, surgery and gynaecology, supported by nursing and allied health professionals with extensive experience in a wide range of clinical situations.
To contact a hospital departments or ward, call general enquiries and ask for a department. Alternatively some direct phone numbers are listed on Wards & Services page.
Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information.
28 Elizabeth Street
Private Bag 801
Hot meals, savoury items, sandwiches, scones, muffins, cakes, slices, selection of non-alcoholic drinks, barista coffee.
General information for people visiting a hospital in Canterbury.
We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Ashburton Hospital.
Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.
You can ask for directions at the reception. Large signs indicate hospital services and wards.
|Acute Admitting Unit (AAU)||-|
|Endoscopy / Day Procedure Unit (DPU)||-|
|General Enquiries||03 307 8450|
|General Manager||03 307 8485|
|Home Support||03 307 8488|
|Laboratory||03 307 8456|
|Maternity Centre||03 307 8483|
|Medical Day Unit (MDU)||-|
|Outpatient Department||03 307 8453|
|Pharmacy||03 307 6910|
|Public Health Nursing Service||03 307 8378|
|Radiology (X-Ray)||03 307 8457|
Page last updated: 13 March 2023
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