Warkworth Hospital

Profile & contact details

Premises details
Premises nameWarkworth Hospital
Address 31 Blue Gum Drive Warkworth 0910
Total beds37
Service typesRest home care, Geriatric, Medical
Certification/licence details
Certification/licence nameWarkworth Hospital Limited - Warkworth Hospital
Current auditorHealth Audit (NZ) Limited
End date of current certificate/licence30 July 2021
Certification period36 months
Provider details
Provider nameWarkworth Hospital Limited
Street address 31 Blue Gum Drive Warkworth 0910
Post addressP O Box 650 Warkworth 0941

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: 05 November 2019

Outcome requiredFound at auditAction requiredRisk ratingAction statusDate action reported complete
Service delivery plans describe the required support and/or intervention to achieve the desired outcomes identified by the ongoing assessment process.Not all care plans described the required support as identified following the assessment process. Provide evidence that all clinical assessment protocols are included in the care planning process. PA ModerateReporting Complete25/03/2019
All buildings, plant, and equipment comply with legislation.Testing and tagging of electrical equipment has not been maintained. Maintain the required testing and tagging of electrical equipment. PA ModerateReporting Complete26/06/2019
The organisation, through its infection control committee/infection control expert, determines the type of surveillance required and the frequency with which it is undertaken. This shall be appropriate to the size and complexity of the organisation.The infection control surveillance programme has not been maintained monthly as required. Reinstate the infection control surveillance programme. PA NegligibleReporting Complete24/02/2020
The facilitation of safe self-administration of medicines by consumers where appropriate.There is no documented evidence that residents who are self-administering prescribed inhalers have been assessed as competent to do so. Complete self-administration competencies for all residents who are self-administering. PA LowReporting Complete24/02/2020
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.Not all medication being administered had been individually prescribed. Medication for rest home residents to be individually prescribed. PA ModerateReporting Complete24/02/2020
A system to identify, plan, facilitate, and record ongoing education for service providers to provide safe and effective services to consumers.Records of the required annual performance appraisals were not evident in all staff records sampled. Provide evidence of annual performance appraisals. PA LowReporting Complete27/07/2020

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: 05 November 2019

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Audit date: 08 May 2018

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 23 January 2017

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

Audit date: 18 June 2015

Audit type:Certification Audit

Audit date: 20 November 2012

Audit type:Surveillance Audit

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