Kimihia Home & Hospital

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameKimihia Home & Hospital
Address 76 Rosser Street Huntly 3700
Total beds77
Service typesDementia care, Rest home care, Geriatric, Medical
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 2024
Certification period36 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: 29 June 2022

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
Each stage of service provision (assessment, planning, provision, evaluation, review, and exit) is provided within time frames that safely meet the needs of the consumer.Residents of Kimihia have no initial care plan in place within twenty-four hours of admission. Residents’ care plans are not consistently updated in a timely manner to reflect residents’ changing needs. Provide evidence all residents have an initial care plan completed within twenty-four hours of admission. Provide evidence that care plans are updated in a timely manner to reflect any change in care needs. PA ModerateReporting Complete14/05/2021
The physical environment minimises risk of harm, promotes safe mobility, aids independence and is appropriate to the needs of the consumer/group.Bedrooms 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 in Totara wing, require repair/refurbishment of the wall surfaces. Bedroom 10 also requires repair to the floor surface and the vanity unit. Conduct redecorating of wall surfaces and repairs to the floor and vanity unit of bedroom number 10. PA LowReporting Complete12/08/2021
Consumers are provided with safe and accessible external areas that meet their needs.The perimeter fence outside Kauri wing secure unit poses a risk to residents. The fence needs to be heightened. Increase the height of the perimeter fence outside Kauri wing in ways that deter anyone from attempting to climb it. PA ModerateReporting Complete12/08/2021
The methods, frequency, and materials used for cleaning and laundry processes are monitored for effectiveness.Residents, relatives and staff were not satisfied with the results of the current laundry services. Take action to improve the effectiveness and standard of laundry services. PA LowReporting Complete12/08/2021
The organisation has a clearly defined and documented infection control programme that is reviewed at least annually.The infection control programme at Kimihia has not been reviewed since 2019 and is not fully reflective of the processes operating at Kimihia at this time. Provide evidence the infection control programme is reviewed annually. PA LowReporting Complete12/08/2021
Services conduct comprehensive reviews regularly, of all restraint practice in order to determine: (a) The extent of restraint use and any trends; (b) The organisation's progress in reducing restraint; (c) Adverse outcomes; (d) Service provider compliance with policies and procedures; (e) Whether the approved restraint is necessary, safe, of an appropriate duration, and appropriate in light of consumer and service provider feedback, and current accepted practice; (f) If individual plans of care/… (this text has been trimmed due to space limits).There has not been a formal quality review of restraint practice for more than 18 months. Provide evidence that a comprehensive quality review of all restraint practices occurs regularly. PA LowReporting Complete12/08/2021
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). Files reviewed evidenced InterRAI assessments were not always undertaken at the defined intervals to meet contractual obligations. Provide evidence InterRAI assessments are undertaken every six months or as residents needs change 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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