COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstancesFurther details...

Last updated:
27 March 2020

  • No visitors are allowed, except under exceptional circumstances. The exceptions to the no visitor policy include:
    • A nominated person supporting a terminally ill patient through their end of life care
    • A parent/guardian who is supporting a child
    • The chosen support person of a woman who is giving birth. This does not apply to the woman’s postnatal stay however, and no visitors will be permitted during this stage of the woman’s care
  • The decision about whether exceptional circumstances apply outside of these exemptions is at the discretion of the Charge Nurse/Midwife Manager or another lead clinician.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit at any time.
  • All visitors will be assessed at the entry to ensure they meet the exception criteria and will be required to register their details.
  • Visitors who are unwell will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions apply to all wards and services at all times, including the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.

Darfield Hospital

Darfield Hospital is 35 minutes drive from Christchurch on highway 73 to the West Coast via Arthurs Pass. The hospital has 8 beds for providing rehabilitation, carer support and continuing care of the elderly. We also have 2 beds specifically for local maternity care.

With two local general practitioners in Darfield, medical services are readily available, and local midwives also support the maternity service.

Contact

Visiting hours

25 March 2020: There are COVID-19 visitor restrictions in place – further details...

Mothers' wishes are followed but it is preferable that there is no visiting after 8pm or before 8am.

Partners are most welcome to stay overnight in the double bed provided. They are welcome to make themselves drinks. There is a snacks box, but no meals or showers are provided.

Location

Street address
31 Mathias St,
Darfield 7510

In an emergency

In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.

Enquiries and feedback

We welcome your feedback about our services and your experiences at Darfield Hospital.

Note: We cannot give medical advice by email. Please contact your doctor or the person in charge of your medical care.

Darfield Hospital facilities at a glance

Accessible

Disability car parking

Hot drinks

Laundry and dry cleaning

  • Library service facilitated by the Friends of Ashburton Hospital

Mail

Meals on wheels

Newspapers

Parking

  • Shopping and outings can be arranged

Smokefree hospital

Visitor and disabled toilets

WiFi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 25 March 2020

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