Dr Helen Mackie
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Skills and Training, and Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology) (15:08): From time to time I have the privilege of acknowledging exceptional individuals in the Ku-ring-gai electorate, such as Dr Helen Mackie of Wahroonga. Dr Mackie, who retired on 30 November 2021, has provided 30 years of service to Mt Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital as a rehabilitation specialist. In 1992, Dr Mackie worked with the physiotherapy team to develop the lymphoedema clinic at the hospital. She has held many prominent positions and is a past president of and current medical advisor to the Australasian Lymphology Association. She is a university clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and is considered an expert in the subspecialties of musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, multiple sclerosis and late effects of polio. I am pleased that her contribution has been recognised at the hospital through the renaming of the clinic to the Dr Helen Mackie Lymphoedema Clinic. Notably, the hospital has been named a finalist in the Australian Private Hospital Association Awards. I commend and congratulate Dr Helen Mackie on 30 years of service to the people of Ku-ring-gai.