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.
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|
|Pregnancy and parenting classes|
Page last updated: 20 December 2018
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