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The Ministry of Health appoints a Director of Area Mental Health Services (DAMHS) for the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service 3DHB.

DAMHS for the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service

The DAMHS is Jeff Hammond. To contact Mr Hammond, please phone 027 496 4752 and ask for the DAMHS for the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service.

DAMHS for Te Korowai Whāriki

The Ministry of Health also appoints a DAMHS for our forensic and rehabilitation service, Te Korowai Whāriki.

The DAMHS for Te Korowai Whāriki is Susanna Every-Palmer. To contact Dr Every-Palmer, call (04) 385 5999 and ask for the DAMHS for Te Korowai Whāriki.

District Inspectors

If you would like to talk to someone about a decision made by a DAMHS under the Mental Health Act, you can contact a District Inspector.

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.

Contact details

Annette Gray P O Box 24057 WellingtonTelephone: 04 472 8269annette@buchanangray.co.nz
Louise SziranyiP O Box 31 240 Lower Hutt WellingtonTelephone: 04 570 0442louise@tdsl.co.nz
Charlotte Griffin PO Box 10 318, The Terrace Wellington 6143Telehone: 027 702 3204charlotte.griffin@xtra.co.nz
Last updated 9 November 2020.