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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

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.


Visiting hours

30 April 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.


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


Disability car parking

Hot drinks

Laundry and dry cleaning

  • Library service facilitated by the Friends of Ashburton Hospital


Meals on wheels



  • Shopping and outings can be arranged

Smokefree hospital

Visitor and disabled toilets

WiFi (Free to use)

Page last updated: 5 May 2020

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