Ntaria (Hermannsburg) Dialysis

Ntaria (Hermannsburg) Dialysis

In 2008 we started talking to the kind folks at the Western Aranda Health Aboriginal Corporation (WAHAC) about the possibilities of getting some dialysis going in Ntaria (Hermannsburg). In 2010 we opened a 2 chair facility next to the WAHAC office offering people from Ntaria, Wallace Rock Hole and Areyonga (Utju) a chance to dialyse closer to home. We thank the WAHAC board and staff for their help to make this happen and the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments for providing the resources and infrastructure necessary....
Tanami Regional Dialysis

Tanami Regional Dialysis

The existence of the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation’s (WDNWPT) Kintore renal facility is well known to renal dialysis patients and their families across Central Australia. The success of this model is something that other remote communities are keen to understand in order to explore options for renal dialysis services for their own community members. To this end the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation agreed in early 2007, to set aside $30,000 so the Central Land Council could appoint a consultant to conduct a feasibility study on the provision of dialysis support services for Warlpiri patients from Lajamanu and Yuendumu. WDNWPT was appointed to carry out the study drawing on its relevant expertise and experience. The feasibility study required that WDNWPT form a ‘kidney committee’ of patients and key community members and, with the help of this committee, provide information to patients and community members about current services provided by the Alice Springs Renal Dialysis Unit and WDNWPT, listen to their ideas and priorities with regard to dialysis services, consult government and non-government agencies and then develop dialysis support options and provide costings for those options.  The consultants with the kidney committee presented the feasibility study to the Kurra Aboriginal Corporation in March, 2008. We quickly realised that we could not just do a feasibility study, people needed help NOW and so we undertook to set up some social support for the Warlpiri mob. Warlukurlunga Artists donated some money to provide support in Alice and for some short trips home to country. At the Kurra meeting in March 2008, Kurra asked WDNWPT to auspice the development of Tanami...
About Volunteering

About Volunteering

            We love visitors, volunteers and students on placement.  Do you have a few hours a week or a month to help out? We are looking for people who would like to come and help us with any of the following;  Help with bush picnics and other recreational activities Social support including shopping and banking trips  Odd jobs and cooking at the Purple House. Can you help? Please fill in the volunteers form and send in to us. Your Name (required): Your Email (required): Phone (required): How can you help?  Help with bush picnics and other recreational activities  Odd jobs and cooking at the Purple House  Social support including shopping and banking trips Message Copy the text from the image...