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Director of Area Mental Health Services

Nigel Fairley is the Ministry of Health appointed Director of Area Mental Health Services for the Capital & Coast District Health Board.  Ph 04-385 5999.


District Inspectors

District Inspectors are lawyers appointed by the Ministry of Health to provide independent monitoring of the use of the Mental Health (CAT) Act 1992 and to investigate complaints related to the Act.   They may be contacted at any time -


Annette Gray   

P O Box 24057

Telephone: 04 472 8269
Fax:           04 472 8270

annette "at" buchanangray.co.nz
Louise Sziranyi

P O Box 31240
Lower Hutt

 Telephone: 04 570 0442

 louise "at" tdsl.co.nz


Useful links:

Mental Health Act
Guide to the Mental Health Act
Role of DAMHS
Guidelines for DAOs
Guidelines for District Inspectors
Victim Notifcation