How often are Rotorua and Taupo Hospital audited?

Hospitals are certified for set periods of time – normally between one and four years. Once this is up, they must be re-audited and their certification renewed.

There is also a surveillance audit around the middle of the hosptial's certification period, checking that progress has been made on outstanding areas identified in the earlier certification audit and that standards haven’t slipped.

Audit Executive Summary Reports

To see the executive summary from the February 2012 Certification audit for Rotorua and Taupo hospitals please click here.

To see the executive summary from the February 2013 Certification surveillance audit for Rotorua and Taupo hospitals please click here.

Designated auditing agencies audit hospitals.

The audit team looks at:

  • staff
  • the way patients are cared for
  • how the staff interact with patients
  • the general environment
  • clinical records, policies and procedures.

They also interview staff, patients and family members.