Sprott House

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameSprott House
Address 29 Messines Road Karori Wellington 6012
Total beds98
Service typesDementia care, Rest home care, Geriatric
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameSprott Care Limited
Current auditorHealth and Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited
End date of current certificate/licence17 January 2018
Certification period36 months
Provider details
Provider nameSprott Care Limited
Street address 29 Messines Road Karori Wellington 6012
Post addressPO Box 17330 Karori Wellington 6147

Progress on issues from the last audit

What’s on this page?

This rest home has been audited against the Health and Disability Services Standards. During the last audit, the auditors identified some areas for improvement.

Issues from their last audit are listed in the corrective actions table below, along with the action required to fix the issue, its risk level, and whether or not the issue has been reported as fixed.

A guide to the table is available below.

Details of corrective actions

Date of last audit: 26 April 2016

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
A system to identify, plan, facilitate, and record ongoing education for service providers to provide safe and effective services to consumers.E4.5f: There are six caregivers that work in the dementia unit that have not either started or completed the dementia unit standards within the required time frames. Ensure that all caregivers working in the dementia unit completed the dementia unit standards within the required times frames. PA LowReporting Complete13/03/2015
The provision of services and/or interventions are consistent with, and contribute to, meeting the consumers' assessed needs, and desired outcomes.(i) One hospital resident following a medication error did not have half hourly blood pressure recordings evidenced as instructed by the GP. (ii) One area of redness on a pressure site documented in progress notes and incident form did not have a STCP, interventions in LTCP or RN follow up; (iii) One residents incident form and caregiver progress notes identified a large bruise, there was no RN follow up or documented interventions for eight days. (i), (ii) and (iii) ensure that all interventions are updated in the residents care plan to support the residents identified health needs. PA LowReporting Complete13/03/2015
The provision of services and/or interventions are consistent with, and contribute to, meeting the consumers' assessed needs, and desired outcomes.Six neurological observations commenced for witnessed falls had been completed but over variable time periods. There were no neurological observations for two residents who had seven unwitnessed falls. Ensure neurological observations are completed for a specified timeframe consistent with best practice for all witnessed falls where the resident has hit their head. Ensure neurological observations are commenced and completed for all unwitnessed falls if there is suspicion that the resident may have suffered trauma to the head as per facility policy. PA LowReporting Complete29/08/2016

Guide to table

Outcome required

The outcome required by the Health and Disability Services Standards.

Found at audit

The issue that was found when the rest home was audited.

Action required

The action necessary to fix the issue, as decided by the auditor.

Risk level

Whether the required outcome was partially attained (PA) or unattained (UA), and what the risk level of the issue is.

The outcome is partially attained when:

  • there is evidence that the rest home has the appropriate process in place, but not the required documentation
  • when the rest home has the required documentation, but is unable to show that the process is being implemented.

The outcome is unattained when the rest home cannot show that they have the needed processes, systems or structures in place.

The risk level is determined by two things: how likely the issue is to happen and how serious the consequences of it happening would be.

The risk levels are:

  • negligible – this issue requires no additional action or planning.
  • low – this issue requires a negotiated plan in order to fix the issue within a specified and agreed time frame, such as one year.
  • moderate – this issue requires a negotiated plan in order to fix the issue within a specific and agreed time frame, such as six months.
  • high – this issue requires a negotiated plan in order to fix the issue within one month or as agreed between the service and auditor.
  • critical – This issue requires immediate corrective action in order to fix the identified issue including documentation and sign off by the auditor within 24 hours to ensure consumer safety.

The risk level may be downgraded once the rest home reports the issue is fixed.

Action status

Whether the necessary action is still in progress or if it is complete, as reported by the rest home to the relevant district health board.

Date action reported complete

The date that the district health board was told the issue was fixed.

Audit reports

Before you begin
Before you download the audit reports, please read our guide to rest home certification and audits which gives an overview of the auditing process and explains what the audit reports mean.

What’s on this page?

Audit reports for this rest home’s latest audits can be downloaded below.

Full audit reports are provided for audits processed and approved after 29 August 2013.  Note that the format for the full audit reports was streamlined from 16 December 2014.  Full audit reports between 29 August 2013 and 16 December 2014 are therefore in a different format. 

Prior to 29 August 2013, only audit summaries are available.

Both the recent full audit reports and previous audit summaries include:

  • an overview of the rest home’s performance, and
  • coloured indicators showing how well the rest home performed against the different aspects of the Health and Disability Services Standards.

Note: From November 2013, as rest homes are audited, any issues from their latest audit (the corrective actions required by the auditor) will appear on the rest home’s page. As the rest home completes the required actions, the status on the web site will update.

Audit reports

Audit date: 26 April 2016

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Audit date: 03 November 2014

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 18 September 2013

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Audit date: 28 November 2011

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 26 October 2010

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Back to top