Sue, Chris, Anitra, Gill, Kristy, Mary Ellen, Sheree
Andrew and I purchased TOHS in 2013 and are enjoying the challenge of running our own business.
Providing excellent service to you is very important to us, as we are local in South Canterbury we are able to provide Occupational Health Services at short notice if required and at most times a time convenient to you.
I have been nursing for 30 years, having completed my nursing training in Invercargill and then worked in Australia for a year as a new graduate. I returned to Timaru where I worked at Timaru Hospital for 23 years. Since owning TOHS I have completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Occupational Heath.
The best part of my job is the people we work with! I love working with people and enjoy offering advice on health and well-being in the workplace.
I have been HASANZ registered since May 2019. More information can be found on the HASANZ website.
Mary Ellen Forrest
On completing my General Nurse training in Timaru, I spent some time working as a Practice Nurse. After having children and re entering the work force, I worked part time in our local Private Surgical Hospital. I have then spent the past 16 years working in occupational health, 12 years at one of our local meat works, before spending the last 4 years working at Timaru occupational Health Service.
I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Occuaptional Health at Otago University. I have a keen interest in hearing loss prevention, especially in our more experienced workers who started they working life with minimal hearing protection used.
I am married, my husband is a self employed farmer, who is finally wearing hearing protection after being diagnosed with Noise Induced Hearing Loss. We have two married sons and three grand daughter’s who we both love spending time with. I enjoy all sports, now playing golf. We both love travelling especially round our beautiful country with the occasional trip overseas.
As a registered nurse for over 20 years, I have worked in a variety of areas from Emergency Department to General Practice.
I have been with Timaru Occupational Health services for the last 3 years. I enjoy the variety of my role, from health education to making custom made ear plugs. I also enjoy meeting lots of different people from workplaces around South Canterbury and learning about their varied occupations.
My nursing career spans 30 years during which time I have worked in various fields covering General Nursing, Mental health and Elderly Care.
My most recent position working in a Hearing clinic has given me valuable experience for this new role as an Occupational Health Nurse.
I moved to Timaru from North Canterbury with my family in 2014. It’s a great experience working with the Timaru Occupational Health Service team and I’m quickly getting to know the people,the businesses and the local area.
Apart from Occupational Health Nursing – I have a varied background in farming, customer service, ski industry, super yacht industry, first aid training, front-line ambulance and 20+ years as a Registered Nurse in Emergency and Cruise Ships.
I have a Post Grade Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety. I am very passionate on promoting preventative health and well being to our clients, I love sharing my knowledge with the aim to make sure everyone keeps safe at work and home.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family, our pets and helping out on the farm.
I am privileged to be a member of the Timaru Occupational Health Services team having joined the group in 2017.
My previous employment roles in health promotion and hospitality have put me in good stead for my current role as an Administrator for TOHS.
I enjoy the interactions with the wide variety of people that walk through our doors. I also enjoy coordinating with companies to maintain their health and safety responsibilities provided by the excellent services of our Occupational Health Nurses.
I joined the administration team at Timaru Occupational Health Services at the end of 2017. With a background in administration and accounting. Over the years I have worked various part time jobs that fit with our growing family.
I work part time doing the accounts and offer back up administration support for Sheree. I have really enjoyed learning all of our new software and finding ways to simplify the administration side of things for the team. I have three school aged children who keep me busy with sports and other after school commitments. I love the flexibility my role has to still be present at important events that our children have during work hours.
WE ARE EQUIPPED TO VISIT YOUR COMPANY ON-SITE
Timaru Occupational Health Services are equipped to visit your company on-site to provide the services required. We can also offer on-site visits: One of our Registered nurses can visit your site weekly, fortnightly, or monthly on a regular basis.