The Purple Truck

For remote communities, there’s nothing quite like the sight of the Purple Truck arriving.

It means some of their nearest and dearest are coming home.

The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels. Established in 2012 with the help of Medicines Australia, Papunya Tula Artists and Fresenius, it gives patients with end-stage renal failure the chance to return home for family, cultural or sorry business.

With two dialysis chairs, the Purple Truck travels to remote communities, letting patients visit home, confident they’ll survive the trip.

Featuring the artwork of Papunya Tula artists and dialysis patients, the late Patrick Tjungurrayi and Ningura Napurrula, it’s a beautiful thing.

Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation

69 Flynn Drive, PO Box 5060, Alice Springs, NT, 0871

Phone: (08) 8953 6444
Fax: (08) 8953 6222

ABN: 94 755 012 884
ICN: 4236