Published on: July 2020
Tribute to Dr Harry Nespolon
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore) (18:11):
:58 I acknowledge the life and the death of Dr Harry Nespolon, the practice owner of Neutral Bay Medical Practice—the medical practice my family and I use. Dr Nespolon was also the President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners [RACGP]. He sadly passed away on Sunday only nine months after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I extend my sympathies and condolences to his family, Lindy, Hannah and Ella, and of course to his many friends and colleagues at our practice and across the entire GP network. He was instrumental as president of the RACGP, particularly during the COVID pandemic, in pushing for expansion of funding for GPs to ensure that they could meet the needs of communities but also to ensure the expansion of telehealth. I know many people, including me, have relied on that during this time. He was a compassionate, warm and kind man. He took great care of my daughter when she was quite young. Vale Harry Nespolon.