Hutt DoN returns to mental health

1 July 2010

Hutt Valley District Health Board director of nursing Toni Dal Din has returned to his nursing roots in taking on a mental health leadership position. Dal Din has headed down the valley to take up the position at Capital & Coast DHB as associate director of nursing for mental health. He said his grounding was in mental health and he had kept his eye on the sector, so when the mental health position came up at Capital & Coast for the first time in 10 years, he was keen. Dal Din held the mental health portfolio on the national nurse executive group NENZ, along with Magnet hospitals, and had always retained a passion for mental health. Meanwhile Mark Davies is the interim director of nursing at Hutt Valley DHB. Davies is currently nurse manager of the board’s emergency department and also has a background in mental health.