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Improving mental health and wellbeing is a priority for our DHBs. The Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) provides a valuable service for our communities, including some of the most vulnerable people across our population.

We have made significant progress since we integrated our services in 2015 in order to provide the highest level of care across the communities of Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Wellington. We acknowledge the commitment of teams throughout MHAIDS and the quality of services they provide. MHAIDS is, and will remain, our core provider of services for people with mental health, addictions and intellectual disability needs.

Despite the initial integration steps, there are still operational inefficiencies with some management and reporting functions due to duplication across the three DHBs. We are proposing to solve this by optimising the management of the delivery of MHAIDS services across our region within one lead DHB.

Consultation Process

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We need your feedback to inform our decisions and best position ourselves to deliver the best service and outcomes for people across the region.

This consultation document sets out a two phase consultation process to help us achieve the following key objectives over the next 5-10 years as a mental health, addiction and intellectual disability service:

  • Improve outcomes and reduce inequality
  • Ensure a sustainable workforce and specialist skills
  • Ensure clear funding, contracting and financial systems
  • Ensure effective governance and accountability
  • Respond effectively to the 3DHB strategic intentions

The first phase (May – July 2019) is a proposal to move to a lead DHB model where Capital & Coast DHB would become the lead DHB from an employment and operational perspective for all MHAIDS staff.

This document provides the rationale for this proposed change, and seeks your views on the future clinical governance and managerial leadership for MHAIDS to inform phase two.

The second phase (September – November 2019) will seek your views on a proposed set of options for the clinical governance and management structure required within MHAIDS to help us achieve our objectives over the next 5-10 years.

Have your say 

The consultation document will guide you in your response to this proposal.

Please send your feedback to by 7 June 2019.


Last updated 4 July 2019.