Workforce Health Assessors (WHA) has continued their expansion into regional areas of Australia and New Zealand with their additional facility in Wendouree—the north-western suburb of Ballarat, Victoria. The new facility opened in August 2019. Offering all health assessment services and utilising WHA’s proprietary software that allows clients to book, track and receive reports 24/7, the additional facility is here to help big international businesses and small local employers access pre-employment and ongoing medical services. Having access to these services will improve both the safety of businesses in the region and reduce their bottom-line costs. Marianne Cashin, the partner/manager of WHA Wendouree/Ballarat is excited to be onboard. “We enjoy being a health assessment provider to many clients and industries to ensure employees have a thorough and validated health assessment. It means, as a service, we have access to a wide range of industries and people, and feel we have a good contribution to our community.” Marianne has a wealth of experience in the health industry. For 9 years, she has been working as a podiatrist in Australia and the United Kingdom in both private practice and public health. Expanding her range of expertise to health assessments is an exciting avenue for her and her team. “Health assessments allow us to increase our knowledge, and work with a range of different clients.” Marianne says the decision to jump onboard the WHA team was a no-brainer. “Ensuring work health assessments are available to the Ballarat community by registered health professionals who have vast experience and knowledge from working in the health industry” was the one big factor that made Marianne jump at the chance. Visit Marianne and the rest of the WHA Ballarat team at 1046 Howitt Street, Wendouree. Contact WHA here or phone our Australian call centre on 1300 552 722 to book now. Behind the businesses… We get to know the people behind our centres a little bit more… How long have you lived in Ballarat? I grew up here in Ballarat, moved to Melbourne to study podiatry at La Trobe Uni. I then moved back to Ballarat after graduating for my first Podiatry job, before moving to England for a few years to work in the NHS. What is your favourite past time? I enjoy playing or watching any sport – most importantly, watching Collingwood at the G. If you had a guest visit Ballarat, where would you take them? Favourite restaurant? Saigon Allee – it’s a cosy little Vietnamese restaurant.