RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

Ashburton Hospital

Visitor restrictions effective from Friday 3 December until further notice

From 4 November 2021 visiting hours at Ashburton Hospital are as normal, but:

  • One visitor at a time – although more than one person can visit each day
  • One support person per outpatient
  • One support person to accompany someone to the Ashburton Acute Assessment Unit
  • Radiology Appointments – one support person only to accompany someone to a radiology appointment

Exceptions: Nurse Managers can assess requests on a case by case basis.

For more details about what to do when visiting please see our COVID-19 page.

​​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.

Phone

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.

Visiting hours

  • 11am-2pm and 4pm-8pm daily - All visitors
  • 10am-8pm daily - Maternity visitors
  • 7am-10pm daily - Maternity patients family
  • Open visiting - Palliative Care visitors

Please check our COVID-19 page for the latest information.

Location

Street address
Ashburton Hospital
28 Elizabeth Street
Ashburton

Postal address
Ashburton Hospital
Private Bag 801
Ashburton 7740

Ashburton Hospital Cafe

The Great Escape

Hot meals, savoury items, sandwiches, scones, muffins, cakes, slices, selection of non-alcoholic drinks, barista coffee.

  • Hospital Map
  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 3.30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday lunch: 11.30am - 1pm

Enquiries and feedback

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.

Page last updated: 25 January 2022

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