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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’.

Coles goes purple for NAIDOC week

Coles goes purple for NAIDOC week

Coles supermarkets across the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia have again partnered with Purple House to celebrate NAIDOC week 2022. From Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 10th July, Coles will donate $1 for every customer wearing the colour purple during their shop.

Getting patients home to “paradise” on Elcho Island

Getting patients home to “paradise” on Elcho Island

Yolngu elder, Malawa Dhamarrandji, was one of the patients brought home for this special day. It was the first time he had been home in about six years, and he told everyone “Here in my home town, I reckon it’s paradise. There’s all the family, it’s all family – all my grandsons, granddaughters, everyone.”

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 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.


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.