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Mental Capacity Act

The Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 provides a statutory framework for people who lack capacity to make a decision for themselves and for those who now have capacity but wish to make preparations for a time in the future when they lack capacity.

For further information on the Mental Capacity Act Legislation:

Visit the Department of Health Website

Download the Mental Capacity Act Leaflet


A Team of professionals has been set up in the Western Trust to provide the necessary supports that this Legislation requires.

Please see details of the MCA Team below should you wish to contact them.


Mental Capacity Act Team, Western Health & Social Care Trust, Modular Building 2, Altnagelvin Hospital Site, Glenshane Road, Derry, BT47 6SB

Telephone:  028 7161 1405