Minister for Health (New South Wales)

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Minister for Health
Minister for Medical Research
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Incumbent
Jillian Skinner

since 3 April 2011
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder Fred Flowers
Formation 1914

The New South Wales Minister for Health has responsibilities which includes all hospitals and health services in the Australian state of New South Wales. The appointed minister also serves in the capacity of Minister for Medical Research having the responsibilities for sponsoring and supporting scientific and medical research.

The current Minister for Health and Medical Research is Jillian Skinner. She administers her portfolio through the Department of Health and the Office of Medical Research.

List of Ministers for Health[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Fred Flowers Labor 1914–1915 Minister for Public Health
George Black 1915–1916
John FitzGerald Nationalist 1916–1919
David Storey 1919–1920
Greg McGirr Labor 1920–1922 Minister for Public Health and Motherhood
Charles Oakes Nationalist 1922–1925 Minister for Public Health
George Cann Labor 1925–1927
Robert Stuart-Robertson 1927
Richard Arthur Nationalist 1927–1930
James McGirr Labor 1930–1931 Minister for Health
Bill Ely 1931–1932
Reginald Weaver United Australia 1932–1935
Herbert FitzSimons 1935–1939
Athol Richardson 1939
Herbert FitzSimons 1939–1941
Gus Kelly Labor 1941–1950
Maurice O'Sullivan 1950–1956
Bill Sheahan 1956–1965
Harry Jago Liberal 1965–1973
John Waddy 1973–1975
Dick Healey 1975–1976
Kevin Stewart Labor 1976–1981
Laurie Brereton 1981–1984
Ron Mulock 1984–1986
Barrie Unsworth 1986
Peter Anderson 1986–1988
Peter Collins Liberal 1988–1991
John Hannaford 1991–1992 Minister for Health and Community Services
Ron Phillips 1992–1995 Minister for Health
Andrew Refshauge Labor 1995–1999
Craig Knowles 1999–2003
Morris Iemma 2003–2005
John Hatzistergos 2005–2007
Reba Meagher 2007–2008
John Della Bosca 2008–2009
Carmel Tebbutt 2009–2011
Jillian Skinner Liberal 2011–present

Junior ministers[edit]

Assistant Ministers[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Deirdre Grusovin Labor 1987–1988 Assistant Minister for Health
Jim Longley Liberal 1992–1993
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
Jai Rowell Liberal 23 April 2014 – present Assistant Minister for Health

Medical Research and Science[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Charles Cutler Country 1965–1972 Minister for Science
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
Frank Sartor Labor 2003–2007 Minister for Science and Medical Research
Verity Firth 2007–2008
Tony Stewart 2008
Jodi McKay 2008–2011
Jillian Skinner Liberal 2011–present Minister for Medical Research

Hospitals[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Ron Phillips Liberal 1991 Minister for Hospital Management
1991–1992 Minister for Health Services Management

Cancer[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Frank Sartor Labor 2003–2007 Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Cancer)
Verity Firth 2007–2008
Tony Stewart 2008
Jodi McKay 2008–2009
Frank Sartor 2009–2011

Mental Health[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Cherie Burton Labor August 2005 – March 2007 Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health)
Paul Lynch March 2007 – December 2008
Barbara Perry December 2009 – 4 April 2011
Kevin Humphries National 4 April 2011 – 23 April 2014 Minister for Mental Health
Jai Rowell Liberal 23 April 2014 – present Minister for Mental Health

Healthy Lifestyles[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Kevin Humphries National 2011–2014 Minister for Healthy Lifestyles

Notes[edit]

"The Ministry of Health". A History of Medical Administration in NSW. NSW Department of Health. 1973. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 

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