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."
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 Click here to view latest audit findings
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.
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.
Reviews / Feedback for Bupa Bethesda Rest Home & Hospital
[Name withheld at users request]Bupa Bethesda Rest Home & HospitalThe rest home care was really positive with caring staff. Very clean and tidy.... Read more
The rest home care was really positive with caring staff. Very clean and tidy.
Hospital staff made a patient "hold on" for over 20 mins so change-over staff would have to toilet [them]. Patient needed [help with] a hoist to move - [they] got bedsores
Suggestions to Management or General Comment
Staff need more supervision. Only one RN per shift and in a hospital level care - need more qualified staff. [Reviewer would recommend the rest home care at this facility - but not the hospital level care].
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