Opunake Cottage Rest Home

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameOpunake Cottage Rest Home
Address 1 Layard Street Opunake 4616
Total beds21
Service typesRest home care
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameOpunake Districts Rest Home Trust - Opunake Cottage Rest Home
Current auditorHealth Audit (NZ) Limited
End date of current certificate/licence29 September 2021
Certification periodOther months
Provider details
Provider nameOpunake Districts Rest Home Trust
Street address 1 Layard Street Opunake 4616
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: 04 February 2019

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
The facilitation of safe self-administration of medicines by consumers where appropriate.The required competency assessments for residents who were self-administering their medications had not been completed. Complete the required assessments for the residents who are self-administering their own medications. PA LowReporting Complete14/09/2017
A process to measure achievement against the quality and risk management plan is implemented.The quality and risk management plan is currently under development. Provide evidence that the quality and risk management plan has been completed and is being implemented. PA LowReporting Complete09/04/2018
The service develops and implements policies and procedures that are aligned with current good practice and service delivery, meet the requirements of legislation, and are reviewed at regular intervals as defined by policy.Several policies were not current or reflective of, or evidenced to, current good practice. Provide evidence that all policies and procedures are developed, implemented, aligned with current good practice, meet the requirements of legislation and are reviewed as required. PA LowReporting Complete09/04/2018
All aspects of food procurement, production, preparation, storage, transportation, delivery, and disposal comply with current legislation, and guidelines.The new cook has no training in safe food handling. The chest freezers have a build-up of ice and no record of when they were defrosted. Provide evidence the cook has training in food safety. Provide evidence the freezers are defrosted regularly. PA LowReporting Complete04/06/2019
The service is coordinated in a manner that promotes continuity in service delivery and promotes a team approach where appropriate.Five of six files reviewed did not reflect the required care the resident needed to meet their needs and enable a coordinated approach and continuity of care. Provide evidence care plans reflect residents needs and enable continuity of care to be provided, PA ModerateReporting Complete04/06/2019
Service providers receive appropriate information, training, and equipment to respond to identified emergency and security situations. This shall include fire safety and emergency procedures.Not all staff have attended a fire training and trial evacuation in the last 12 months. Ensure that all staff attend a fire training and trial evacuation every 12 months. PA ModerateReporting Complete04/06/2019
A medicines management system is implemented to manage the safe and appropriate prescribing, dispensing, administration, review, storage, disposal, and medicine reconciliation in order to comply with legislation, protocols, and guidelines.The temperature of the medicine fridge has not been recorded for the past three weeks. Provide evidence the medicine fridge is operating within the required range to store medicines requiring refrigeration PA LowReporting Complete04/06/2019
The facilitation of safe self-administration of medicines by consumers where appropriate.The facility is not able to verify they facilitate residents to safely self-administering medicines. Provide evidence a system operates to ensure residents who choose to do so, are facilitated to self-administer their medicines in a safe manner. PA ModerateReporting Complete04/06/2019
Where required by legislation there is an approved evacuation plan.There is no evidence that the evacuation scheme has been approved by the Fire service. Submit the evacuation scheme to the Fire Service for approval. PA ModerateReporting Complete05/06/2019
Activities are planned and provided/facilitated to develop and maintain strengths (skills, resources, and interests) that are meaningful to the consumer.There is no documentation to verify residents’ skills and interests are a consideration when planning the activities program. Provide evidence activities are planned and provided to develop skills and interests that are meaningful to the resident. PA LowReporting Complete16/10/2019
The service provider understands their statutory and/or regulatory obligations in relation to essential notification reporting and the correct authority is notified where required.A Section 31 notice had not been made when a resident absconded from the premises. Include absconding by a resident in the essential notifications list. Refresh management training regarding events requiring essential notification. PA LowReporting Complete16/10/2019

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.

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