Kimihia Home & Hospital

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameKimihia Home & Hospital
Address 76 Rosser Street Huntly 3700
Total beds77
Service typesGeriatric, Medical, Dementia care, Rest home care
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameNorth Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board - Kimihia Home & Hospital
Current auditorThe DAA Group Limited
End date of current certificate/licence19 February 2026
Certification period24 months
Provider details
Provider nameNorth Waikato Care of the Aged Trust Board
Street address 76 Rosser Street Huntly 3700
Post address

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 December 2023

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
Service providers shall engage with people receiving services to assess and develop their individual care or support plan in a timely manner. Whānau shall be involved when the person receiving services requests this.Initial interRAI assessments were not completed in a timely manner in four out of eight residents’ files sampled for review. Ensure all assessments are completed in a timely manner to meet the contractual and criterion requirements. PA LowIn Progress
Service providers shall ensure there are sufficient health care and support workers on duty at all times to provide culturally and clinically safe services.An RN is not on site 24 hours a day seven days a week. Ensure RN cover on site 24 hours a day seven days a week. PA ModerateIn Progress
A medication management system shall be implemented appropriate to the scope of the service.Ten out of sixteen sampled medication charts did not have consistent evaluation of the administered PRN medicines documented. Provide evidence that administered PRN medicines are consistently evaluated for effectiveness. PA ModerateIn Progress
In implementing care or support plans, service providers shall demonstrate: (a) Active involvement with the person receiving services and whānau; (b) That the provision of service is consistent with, and contributes to, meeting the person’s assessed needs, goals, and aspirations. Whānau require assessment for support needs as well. This supports whānau ora and pae ora, and builds resilience, self-management, and self-advocacy among the collective; (c) That the person receives services that remov… (this text has been trimmed due to space limits).In five of eight files sampled for review, some residents’ identified needs were not adequately planned for in the care plan. Ensure that all residents’ identified needs are adequately planned for to guide care. PA ModerateIn Progress
Service providers shall have a clearly defined and documented IP programme that shall be: (a) Developed by those with IP expertise; (b) Approved by the governance body; (c) Linked to the quality improvement programme; and (d) Reviewed and reported on annually. The IP programme has not been reviewed annually as per organisational IP programme requirements and this criterion requirements. Ensure the IP programme is reviewed annually to meet the requirements of this standard. PA LowIn Progress
Planned review of a person’s care or support plan shall: (a) Be undertaken at defined intervals in collaboration with the person and whānau, together with wider service providers; (b) Include the use of a range of outcome measurements; (c) Record the degree of achievement against the person’s agreed goals and aspiration as well as whānau goals and aspirations; (d) Identify changes to the person’s care or support plan, which are agreed collaboratively through the ongoing re-assessment and review … (this text has been trimmed due to space limits).More than 50 % of routine six-monthly care plan evaluations were overdue. Ensure that all routine six-monthly care plan evaluations are completed in a timely manner to meet the criterion requirements. PA ModerateIn Progress
Service providers, shall evaluate the effectiveness of their AMS programme by: (a) Monitoring the quality and quantity of antimicrobial prescribing, dispensing, and administration and occurrence of adverse effects; (b) Identifying areas for improvement and evaluating the progress of AMS activities. There was no evaluation of the effectiveness of the AMS programme completed. Ensure that the AMS programme is evaluated for effectiveness to meet the requirements of the standard. PA LowIn Progress
Health care and support workers shall have the opportunity to discuss and review performance at defined intervals.Performance appraisals were overdue in six of eight files reviewed. Ensure staff performance appraisals are completed at least annually or three months after employment. PA LowIn Progress
The nutritional value of menus shall be reviewed by appropriately qualified personnel such as dietitians.The menu in use was overdue for review by a qualified dietitian. Ensure that a qualified dietitian reviews the menu to meet the policy and legislative requirements. PA LowIn Progress
Service providers shall ensure the quality and risk management system has executive commitment and demonstrates participation by the workforce and people using the service.There was a lack of documented evidence to show what quality data was shared at staff meetings. There is no quality team meeting. Health and safety team meetings are infrequent and meeting minutes were not auditable. Re-establish the quality team and use this to demonstrate the clinical governance framework. Ensure health and safety meetings occur at the frequency determined by the policy and retain meeting minutes. Ensure that details related to the sharing of quality data at staff meetings is documented in meeting minutes. PA LowIn Progress

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.

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