NSLHD News July 31

VALE – Dr Harry Nespolon Former NSLHD Board member and Royal Australian College of GPs President Dr Harry Nespolon has passed away aged 57 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Harry worked tirelessly advocating for his profession, even as he

helping secure $500 million for general practice to fight coronavirus, helping to expand telehealth for all patients and raising the importance of GPs in the community. During his tenure as President, Harry also managed to secure a number of key objectives and milestones for the RACGP, such as ending the Medicare freeze; advocating on behalf of marginalised people; and building greater support systems for new and experienced GPs. Before his time as RACGP President, Harry enjoyed a long and varied career. After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Flinders patient groups such as refugees and LGBTQI University in South Australia in 1985, he went on to obtain his Diploma of Obstetrics constant and unwavering dedication to the nursing profession she loved and the Royal North Shore Hospital community. Her commitment to patient care, passion for nursing and the support she provided was unwavering. Susan was very much part of the Royal North Shore Hospital family and her tireless efforts to ensuring the very best care was provided to patients will be greatly missed. While this is an incredibly

battled his illness after being diagnosed nine months ago. As a GP and practice owner, Harry was elected RACGP President in July 2018 and he advocated on behalf of Australia’s GPs. As a NSLHD Board member, he was passionate about discharge summaries and the value and worth of the Primary Health Network. Harry joined the NSLHD Board in 2017 and only resigned in November 2019. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was well respected by his peers for

from the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He became a Fellow of the RACGP in 1992, opening his first practice in 2003. The NSLHD Board, on behalf of the District, extends its deepest condolences to his family.

VALE – susan henderson Susan Henderson,

Divisional Nurse Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, has passed away after a short and sudden illness.

A dear friend to many, Susan was well known across the hospital.

She was a wonderful warm person who was incredibly caring towards those she worked with. She was an inspiration to the many staff she managed, guided, taught and supported and will be remembered for her

sad time, she will be remembered her enthusiasm, kindness and the outstanding contribution she made to the public health system.

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