Providing 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.
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. Now operating 14 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.
Indigenous Australians have used native plants to treat common ailments and illnesses for thousands of years. This traditional knowledge has been used to develop a new range of Bush Balm rubs, moisturisers, soaps and lip balms with plants lovingly collected from Aboriginal lands in the Western Desert and the Alice Springs region of Central Australia.
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.
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