Avon Life Care

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameAvon Life Care
Address 437 Armagh Street Linwood Christchurch 8011
Total beds111
Service typesRest home care, Geriatric, Medical, Dementia care
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameAvon Lifecare Limited - Avon Life Care
Current auditorHealth and Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited
End date of current certificate/licence21 January 2024
Certification period48 months
Provider details
Provider nameAvon Lifecare Limited
Street address148 Riccarton Road Riccarton Christchurch 8041
Post address148 Riccarton Road Riccarton Christchurch 8041

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: 22 July 2020

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
The appointment of appropriate service providers to safely meet the needs of consumers.Holdsworth House is certified as dual-purpose and is stand alone. The facility is separated by the other facility by a short external walkway. There are currently no hospital residents in Holdsworth House and therefore the service has not rostered 24/7 registered nurses. Ensure Holdsworth House has 24/7 RNs rostered prior to occupancy of hospital residents. Ensure there are sufficient RNs employed to cover the increase in hospital residents. PA LowIn Progress
All buildings, plant, and equipment comply with legislation.Three of the four new rooms are in the process of being renovated. Ensure the rooms and ensuites are fully completed, furbished and handrails appropriately placed in ensuites. PA LowReporting Complete03/09/2020
An appropriate 'call system' is available to summon assistance when required.Three of the four newly renovated rooms are in the process of being completed and call bells installed Ensure all call bells are in place and operational in newly renovated rooms and ensuites PA LowReporting Complete11/01/2021

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: 22 July 2020

Audit type:Partial Provisional Audit

Audit date: 17 April 2020

Audit type:Partial Provisional Audit

Audit date: 04 November 2019

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 12 November 2018

Audit type:Provisional Audit

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