Bupa Bethesda Rest Home & Hospital
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Facility services offered

  • Medical (hospital care)
  • Rest home care
  • Quality of Care

  • Caring Staff

  • Responsive Mgmt

  • Outdoor Activity

  • Indoor Entertainment

  • Social Atmosphere

  • Enjoyable Food

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  • DHB Audits

Aged Care Information   (Last Updated: 28th July 2016)

This facility is owned by Bupa Care Services NZ Limited.

Bethesda Rest home and Hospital in Bishopdale, Christchurch offers rest home and hospital care. The Bupa website states that this aged care facility "is located in the heart of Bishopdale and an easy walk away from the Bishopdale Mall, one of the local places we regularly like to visit on our outings."

The site also says that their "comfortable shared lounges are a great place to socialise, but our rooms are also large enough to include a sofa and coffee table from home for private relaxation... and that they offer a wide range of activities to choose from, such as bowls, sweepstakes, housie and art." This also includes "going to The Groynes for a barbeque lunch or to feed the ducks... and Happy Hour every Friday with local entertainers ranging from Elvis Presley impersonators to Barbershop quartets."

No. of Beds 45

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Chris McCullock
Facility Manager

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03 359 6390

Bupa Bethesda Rest Home & Hospital
235 Harewood Road
New Zealand  

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DHB Audit Details

Further Rest Home Certification and Audits Information.

Bupa Bethesda Rest Home & Hospital
Canterbury District Health Board
Audit Certification period: 48 months (Very Good)
Certificate renewal date: 14th November, 2019
Auditor: Health and Disability Auditing New Zealand Limited
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Why we have Rest Home Audits

All rest homes and aged residential care facilities are certified and audited to ensure they:

  • provide safe, appropriate care for their residents
  • meet the standards set out in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001.

Types of audit and when they happen

Certification / Surveillance Audits
Certification audits happen every 1–4 years. After the audit, rest homes are certified for a set period of time (the exact length depends on how well the rest home performed at the certification audit). Once this time is up, the rest home must be re-audited and its certification renewed.

An unannounced spot audit (also called a surveillance audit) happens around the middle of a rest home’s certification period. The spot audit ensures progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.

In addition to audits, rest homes have to report to their DHB on how they are addressing issues found at audit. These improvements are then verified at the next audit event.

Other types of audit

Provisional audits happen when a provider purchases a certified rest home from another provider.

Partial provisional audits happen when a provider wants to add services to their certificate (eg, a rest home adding hospital-level care), when a new rest home is built, or when a provider adds capacity or reconfigures their services (eg, builds a new wing, upgrades rooms). Before 2014, audits for adding capacity or reconfiguring services were referred to as verification audits.

Ministry inspections

Rest homes may have unannounced inspections by the Ministry under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 in the event of a serious complaint.

DHB issues-based audits

DHBs can conduct issues-based audits under the Aged Related Residential Care Contract. For information on these audits please contact the relevant DHB.

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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request]
Oct 2015

  • Visitor
  • > 100 days / visits

Resthome Care Really Positive... Hospital Care Not


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Reviewed by : [Name withheld at users request]
Oct 2015

  • Family member / Friend
  • > 100 days / visits

Good Care In General...


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