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Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Art is, and always has been, central to everything we do at the Purple House. From the extraordinary collaborative paintings that raised over a million dollars to start Western Desert Dialysis, to the beautiful patient works that cover our walls. It shouldn’t be surprising then that we had a busy time at the Desert Mob 2022 art festival earlier this month.

Winning Awards at the RSA Conference

Winning Awards at the RSA Conference

The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Conference was held in Darwin this year for the first time ever. Purple House left a mark on the event with our superstar Megan Neil winning best paper in two categories for her powerful presentation ‘Wiyarrinyi Ngurrangka/dying on country: working together for a good, safe death’.

Purple House response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 18 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.

BUSH BALM

Bush Balm products are made from wild harvested plants from Central Australia. Developed by people with an unbroken tradition of Indigenous intellectual and cultural knowledge, Bush Balms are truly made from the heart, offering Indigenous employment opportunities and no cost bush medicine for our patients.

DONATIONS

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.