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.
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 continuing Care of the Elderly, Respite and End of Life Care and short term transitional care for patients returning to their home.
With two local general practitioners in Darfield, general medical services are readily available.
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.
31 Mathias St,
In a medical emergency, call 111 and ask for an ‘ambulance’.
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.
General information for people visiting hospitals in Canterbury.
Disability car parking
Laundry and dry cleaning
Meals on wheels
Visitor and disabled toilets
WiFi (Free to use)
There is parking for patients on-site, and visitor parking is available on Mathias Street, offsite.
Services at Darfield Hospital are listed below. Click on service names to find out more about each service.
|Day patient facilities and day care|
|Medical, podiatry and speech language therapy services|
|Medical, surgical rehabilitation, carer support, continuing care of the elderly|
|Occupational therapy activities|
Page last updated: 14 March 2023
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