MEDIA RELEASE Monday 22 September 2014
This week Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (AKA The Purple House) celebrates an important milestone. We have been providing high quality dialysis services in Alice and Kintore continuously for 10 years. WDNWPT began after Papunya Tula artists raised in excess of one million dollars at an auction of paintings at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2000. Since that date we have grown into a strong community controlled health service at the forefront of...
We are SOOOO close to having permanent dialysis in Kiwirrkurra…700kms west of Alice Springs. The nurse’s house is finished, the dialysis machines are there,the equipment is on its way…the dialysis chairs are PURPLE!!! Patrick Tjungarryi has had his hair done and bought new clothes for his trip home, and the skies have opened up with more rain than we have had in years!!! Who would have thought? Roads are closed and without a Purple hovercraft, we are going to have to be patient for a little longer!
But this gives us time to...
On the eve of the Prime Minister’s ‘Closing the Gap’ report to Parliament, Western Desert Dialysis (Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation ) is proud to release a report into the Service Delivery Model of remote dialysis in Central Australia.
This report was conducted by EY as part of their pro bono commitment to partnering with Indigenous communities and organisations.
WDNWPT is a community controlled health service providing dialysis services in five remote communities, from our Purple Truck and in...