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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 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.


Visiting hours

There are COVID-19 visitor guidelines 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: 18 August 2021

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