Purple House provides dialysis in the most remote parts of Australia
Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Now operating 16 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, Purple House is getting patients back home so that families and culture can remain strong.
Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are up to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease.
Families must move off their country and come to Alice Springs or Darwin for dialysis treatment. 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.
Purple House is a home away from home for these Indigenous dialysis patients.
Purple House’s Bush Balms products are made from plants expertly collected on Aboriginal lands around Central Australia.
Developed by people with an unbroken tradition of Indigenous intellectual and cultural knowledge, Bush Balms are truly made from the heart, offering employment opportunities for our renal patients and their families.
More than 400 people joined us for the launch of the new APY Art Centre Collective Gallery and Studio in Adelaide in May 2019. It's also the home of Purple House's new social support service. The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of ten Aboriginal...
In April 2019, Purple House held its first-ever conference, Share a Tale at the Alice Springs Convention Centre in Alice Springs. More than 50 delegates joined us from around Australia for this special conversation about remote dialysis, community-led healthcare and...
The Purple Truck was featured on ABC Television's Australian Story on Monday 18 February 2019, alongside legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson.The program tells the story of Jack coming to terms with his diagnosis of kidney disease in early 2018. It...
Purple House exists because of the support of people like you!
As we are a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Your donations helps us get more people well and back home on country.