Hokianga Hospital

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameHokianga Hospital
AddressHokianga Health 163 Parnell Street RD 3 Kaikohe 0473
Total beds26
Service typesGeriatric, Maternity, Medical, Rest home care
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameHokianga Health Enterprise Trust - Hokianga Hospital
Current auditorThe DAA Group Limited
End date of current certificate/licence07 September 2025
Certification period36 months
Provider details
Provider nameHokianga Health Enterprise Trust
Street address 163 Parnell Street RD 3 Kaikohe 0473
Post addressPrivate Bag Kaikohe 0440

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: 18 July 2022

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
Service providers shall ensure there are sufficient health care and support workers on duty at all times to provide culturally and clinically safe services.The clinical services manager does cover any shifts required and does not leave the facility understaffed; however, staffing of registered nurses, medical and healthcare workers are not adequate to ensure and to sustain appropriate and culturally safe services. To ensure vacant positions are filled as soon as possible with appropriately skilled staff. PA ModerateIn Progress
My complaint shall be addressed and resolved in accordance with the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.The complaints register reviewed demonstrated that immediate responses were made to some complainants; however, there are six complaints that have been investigated but remain open in the register as they have not been subsequently followed-up and/or closed out effectively. Ensure that all complaints are managed in accordance with the Code and that timeframes are effectively met and that the register is updated. PA ModerateReporting Complete16/08/2023
Service providers shall ensure there is a system to identify, plan, facilitate, and record ongoing learning and development for health care and support workers so that they can provide high-quality safe services.Education and/or training required for the healthcare assistants including routine mandatory training is not recorded to evidence training has been completed. Attendance records of education sessions are also not being documented and maintained. Ensure training/education provided is recorded and that staff attendance records are maintained. PA LowReporting Complete16/08/2023
Service providers ensure competent health care and support workers manage medication including: receiving, storage, administration, monitoring, safe disposal, or returning to pharmacy.Annual medication competencies for RNs are not current and are out of date by six months. Ensure medication competencies are completed for all staff who are responsible for administering medications. PA ModerateReporting Complete16/08/2023
Service providers shall facilitate safe self-administration of medication where appropriate.There was no written evidence of assessment for safety of medication self-administration with sign off from the GP, or ongoing assessments to ensure safety. It was reported by the RN on duty that the GP did sign this resident off as being safe to self-administer medication, but they could find where this was written. The patient was very knowledgeable about their medication and was able to demonstrate safety when taking their medication but stated that if they became unwell, they would not be ab… (this text has been trimmed due to space limits).Any resident who wishes to self-administer their own medication have an initial and ongoing assessment documented to confirm they are safe to do so. PA LowReporting Complete16/08/2023
Health care and support workers shall receive appropriate information, training, and equipment to respond to identified emergency and security situations. This shall include fire safety and emergency procedures.There has been no fire drill for staff recorded since October 2020. There is a pre-audit booking arranged for the 5 August 2022. Ensure a fire drill is held six-monthly as required and that the records are maintained. PA LowReporting Complete16/08/2023
Infection prevention education shall be provided to health care and support workers and people receiving services by a person with expertise in IP. The education shall be: (a) Included in health care and support worker orientation, with updates at defined intervals; (b) Relevant to the service being provided. There was no current in-service training on IPC in the past year. Ensure Infection Prevention and Control training is provided relevant to the services as planned with evidence of attendance documented. PA LowReporting Complete16/08/2023

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. 

From 1 June 2009 to 28 February 2022 rest homes were audited against the Health and Disability Services Standards NZS 8134:2008. These standards have been updated, and from 28 February 2022 rest homes are audited against Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard NZS 8134:2021.

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 Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard.

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: 18 July 2022

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 27 October 2020

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Audit date: 20 June 2018

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 26 April 2017

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

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