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nWCH Taskforce membership announced

New WCH taskforce

The new WCH Taskforce membership has been released

The South Australian Government has established a high‑level Taskforce, led by former Women's and Children's Hospital CEO Jim Birch, to drive the co-location of a new WCH with the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH).

The new WCH Taskforce membership includes:

  • Mr Jim Birch – Chair
  • Dr Cindy Molloy – WCHN Executive Director Medical Services, Divisional Director Surgical services, Paediatric Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Steve Scroggs – WCHN Divisional Director Women’s and Babies, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Dr James Rice – WCHN Paediatric rehabilitation, Allied, Health, Deputy Executive Director Medical Services
  • Ms Tracy Carroll – WCHN Nursing & Midwifery – Acting Divisional Director Women’s and Babies, Divisional Director Paediatric Surgical Services
  • Dr Martin Ritossa – Divisional Director, Medical, Women’s and Children Division, Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Dr Tina Jones - Nursing Co-Director, Critical Care, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Dr Diana Lawrence – Senior Consultant Paediatrician, Clinical Director of the Women’s and Children’s Division and Interim Executive Director of Medical services, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
  • Ms Verity Paterson – Executive Director, Allied Health & Community (Social Work), Country Health SALHN
  • Ms Lindsey Gough – WCHN Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms Lynne Cowan – SA Health Deputy Chief Executive
  • Mr Brendan Hewitt – SA Health Executive Director of Infrastructure
  • Mr Sandy Burness – Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Mr Matthew Hunt – Renewal SA
  • Mr Simon Morony – Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Extensive consultation and strong engagement with clinicians, consumers, community and partners will be central to the planning process for the new hospital.