Wimmera health agencies are confident a new video promoting the uniqueness of the region will help to attract health workers from all corners of the globe.

The four health agencies of the Wimmera Southern-Mallee Health Alliance (WSMHA) launched the video release in April at the Regional Best Practice and Innovation Forum at Goroke Community Health Centre.

The video clip takes a brief look at the range of people from different backgrounds that have made the move to the region to work and encourages people to consider the Wimmera and Southern-Mallee as a great step for career and lifestyle.

The health services will use the clip on their individual websites, job advertising platforms and social media networks in the hope to highlight the positives of living and working in the region.

Staff members profiled in the clip include:

  • Kathleen Ballinger (Edenhope and District Memorial Health Service)
  • Ngareta Melgren (Rural Northwest Health)
  • Charlie Sittichochaitawee (West Wimmera Health Service)
  • Feby Baulose (West Wimmera Health Service)
  • Yakep Angue (Wimmera Health Care Group)

It is hoped the video will attract a varied range of health professionals looking for work in health professional roles, to look at the entire region and its opportunities. The clip will help show the opportunities for both career progression and great work-life balance in the Wimmera and Southern-Mallee. The passion we have and our people have for this region comes across in the clip and will help promote the Wimmera and Southern-Mallee as a great destination for a range of people across the health sector.

It is up to us as a region to convince everyone else what we know is great about everything on our doorstep, this is one way we can do this.


Click here to read Wimmera PCP’s Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021.

The Wimmera Primary Care Partnership is made up of 27 member agencies, including local government, welfare, disability, primary health care, health services, social services and education. We have four health services spread over fourteen campuses and two bush nursing centres. The Wimmera Primary Care Partnership region covers some 28,041 square kilometres and services a population of 38,375 including the Local Government Areas of West Wimmera, Yarriambiack, Hindmarsh and Horsham Rural City.

The Wimmera is characterised by small towns spread over large distances. The area is mainly agricultural, producing broad acre crops (predominantly wheat, oilseeds and legumes. Other agriculture includes olives, native flowers, poultry, lamb and wool production. The Wimmera is one of Australia’s most dynamic agricultural regions in terms of new investment, new product and innovation.

For more information on what a Primary Care Partnership is click here.