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The Young Professional of the Year Award 2024

WCHN Awards 2024 feature

This award recognises individuals aged 35 and under who have shown commitment to the WCHN values of Compassion, Respect, Equity, Accountability and working Together for Excellence. The individual must also demonstrate leading clinical or administrative practice and achieved success within their professional field.

Molly Ross

Molly is an Assistant Support Worker within the Young Parents program who uses initiative, creativity and autonomy to build and develop therapeutic relationships with her clients. Molly supports a multi-disciplinary team, as well as young parents and their children. She is a role model for her strength of character, empathy, and highly attuned deep listening skills.

Dr Laura Slade

Dr Laura Slade is an Advanced Obstetrics Trainee and Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow, who demonstrates an unwavering commitment to the provision of exceptional clinical care for women and their unborn babies. Dr Slade is an outstanding communicator, able to put women and their family at ease and providing an extremely positive experience in often challenging and difficult circumstances.

Madeleine Coventry

Madeleine is a dynamic leader with a purposeful and considered approach to her work as Nurse Educator in Surgical Services. Madeleine embraces change and seeks out opportunities to grow and develop herself, the wider team, and sustainable system improvements. She is open and generous with her time and communication and embraces challenges.