Director of Mental Health Services was a position responsible for mental health hospitals and services in Western Australia from July 1966 to July 1984. Although by the 1960s it was less common to place children with intellectual and other disabilities in mental health institutions, the practice was not entirely discontinued until all children were finally moved from Swanbourne Hospital to Sussex Hostel in December 1977.
1901 - 1903? Superintending Medical Officer of Asylums
1904 - 1947 Inspector General of the Insane
1947 - 1966 Inspector General of Mental Hospitals
1966 - 1984 Director of Mental Health Services
Sources used to compile this entry: Ellis, A.S., Eloquent Testimony : the Story of the Mental Health Services in Western Australia, 1830-1975, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, Western Australia, 1984. pp.129, 161..
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 23 April 2013, Last modified: 7 February 2019