I am deeply disappointed my friend, mentor and colleague Jillian Skinner has announced her resignation from the NSW Parliament.
Jillian has served as the member for North Shore with distinction since 1994 and has been a tireless advocate for her local community.
Since becoming Shadow Minister for Health in 1995, she has spent nearly all of her time in the health portfolio; serving as the Shadow Minister for 14 years in total and the Minister for Health for almost six years.
During her time as minister she has delivered major improvements in health services and overseen the largest expansion in health infrastructure in the state’s history.
I wish Jillian and her family well for the future and know that she will be sorely missed by so many across the entire health system.