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Ashburton Hospital

Ashburton Hospital - Patient and visitor guidelines - Updated 14 July 2021

  • Visiting is from 11am to 7pm daily
  • Due to high levels of respiratory illness, one (well) adult visitor at a time for all patients please.
  • A support person for someone with a disability would be in addition to the ‘one visitor’.
  • We recommend visitors bring their own mask/face-covering and wear it while in hospital buildings.

Any exceptions to the ‘one adult’ rule on compassionate grounds should be discussed with the Charge Nurse Manager before you visit

You can check our COVID-19 page for more information about visitor guidelines.

​​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.

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.


Street address
Ashburton Hospital
28 Elizabeth Street

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 - 4pm
  • 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: 14 July 2021

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