Providing dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia

 

Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are 15 to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease caused by a wide variety of factors. Families must move off their country and come to Alice Springs for dialysis treatment. Consequently, communities are left without elder leadership, families are broken and culture is weakened. Patients suffer from isolation and depression, restricted by a dialysis machine for their foreseeable future. Our aim is to improve the lives of people who have kidney disease by providing dialysis services and health education out in remote communities so that our families and culture can remain strong.

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Latest News

Name A Chicken Fundraiser

BIG NEWS! Announcing our “Name A Chicken” Fundraiser Purple House have finally got the opportunity to set up dialysis services in the remote central Australian desert communities of Docker River, Papunya & Mt Liebig. This means our remote dialysis services are...

We Need Your Help!

Help us get back people home to Papunya, Docker River & Mt Liebig for dialysis treatment! Western Desert Dialysis have been provided with a long awaited opportunity to initiate dialysis services in the remote Central Australian communities of Docker River, Papunya &...

Congratulations to our fabulous CEO – ‘HESTA Australia’s Nurse of the Year 2017’

  Check out the great HESTA Awards video above and news story...

Good-bye and goodluck Morgan!

Today we fare-welled Morgan our Business Manager of three years who is heading back to Canberra. Of course we did it Purple House style with a BBQ, a mini Morgan scarecrow (to soften the blow) and a gorgeous painting (by Papunya Tula artist and WDNWPT director Marlene...

Gift boxes – wrapped and ready

The Wellbeing team has been busy, busy, busy getting these gorgeous gift boxes ready to send away. These beauties are stocked by Oxfam stores Australia wide and include a moisturiser, lip balm, bush balm and soap - all hand made and packed at the Purple House in Alice...

Indigenous Governance Award winners!

Western Desert Dialysis are very excited to be winners of the 2016 Indigenous Governance Award Category A (incorporated organisations). The announcement was made at the awards dinner on Thursday 24th November in Sydney with director Marlene Spencer and CEO Sarah Brown...

Back from Wanarn!

The Purple Truck is back in Alice Springs after spending 2 months in Wanarn while we set up our new permanent dialysis unit. We now have permanent dialysis in 9 remote communities throughout the NT and over into WA. The Truck will receive some TLC in town (and a good...

Check out the latest newsletter from Western Desert Dialysis…

There is a new newsletter available from Western Desert Dialysis - you can read it here.

MAURICE NEEDS YOU!

You might have heard our good news? The Commonwealth government is giving us some money to build some more dialysis centres in remote communities. We are all so excited! In preparation we are on the look out for some new dialysis nurses who would like to come and work...

Come to the Book Launch

Come join us to launch this special book ‘Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders’. Saturday 30th May at 10.30am. The launch will take place at Papunya Tula Artists, Todd Mall, Alice Springs. Books will be available for purchase at the event. If you cannot join us you can...

The Purple House Story

THE BOOK!

Last week the Business Council of Australia helped us launch the Purple House fund and the book Patrick Tjungurrayi: Beyond Borders which will raise funds to get people home on dialysis. A few people have had questions about how to get a copy  and who can blame you,...

Purple House Needs Your Help!

Help us get people home to Papunya, Docker River and Mt Liebig for treatment.

Wellbeing Program

Bush Balms

The Wellbeing Social Enterprise is a unique model of business that acts on the social issues associated with kidney disease.

DONATIONS

We are a registered charity. We have tax deductible status for donations over $2.
Donations help us to build and expand our services and to ensure they are culturally safe.