Where we work
Purple House provides culturally safe dialysis and support across remote Australia. We currently provide dialysis in 18 remote communities and run a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck! We also provide support services for people who have to live in town from the Purple House in Alice Springs and Panuku in Darwin.
The Purple House is our main headquarters. It’s a home away from home for dialysis patients receiving dialysis in Alice Springs.
Based at the Rapid Creek Business Village, Panuku is the place where remote community patients living in Darwin for dialysis can get social support, care coordination and advocacy.
The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels. It gives patients with end-stage renal failure the chance to return home for family, cultural or sorry business.
Purple House have provided dialysis in the Western Arrente community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg) since 2010.
Tanami Regional Dialysis opened in 2010 and enabling Walpiri people from Yuendumu, Yuelamu, Willowra and Nyirripi to receive dialysis on country.
The Warburton Dialysis Room enables patients who have had to dislocate to Alice Springs, Perth and Kalgoorlie to return to community while continuing dialysis treatment.
The Santa Teresa Dialysis room is part of the Santa Teresa Health Centre. It was set up for patients who had worked hard to become self carers and learnt how to do their own dialysis.
Located in East Arnhem Land, Yirrkala is was our first Top End dialysis service in partnership with Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation.
Kaltukatjara (Docker River)
Docker River Dialysis unit opened in 2017, bringing dialysis to the community for the first time.
Purple House provides dialysis services to patients in Mt Liebig community. It is also the site of Purple House’s first aged-care facility that opened in 2017.
Purple House has operated four dialysis chairs in Papunya since 2017.
Located near the Northern Territory – Western Australia border, Purple House offers dialysis at the primary health care clinic in Wanarn.
Angurugu (Groote Eylandt)
Purple House provides some nurse-assisted dialysis from a two-chair dialysis units in Angurugu on Groote Eylandt.
The Purple House team in Perth supports our Western Australian patients, living and visiting Perth for dialysis treatment.
Residents have been able to come home for dialysis in Kalkarindji since Christmas 2018, when the Purple House dialysis unit opened in partnership with Katherine West Health Service.
In 2019, Purple House launched social support services based at the APY Art Centre Collective Gallery and Studio. It supports our first remote dialysis clinic in South Australia, recently opened in Ernabella/Pukatja.
Dialysis has been available in Ampilatwatja since 2019, provided by Purple House in partnership with the Ampilatwatja Health Centre Aboriginal Corporation.
Our first South Australian clinic, the Kinyin McKenzie Dialysis Centre, is a four chair facility in Pukatja that opened in August 2019.
On November 6th 2019, we opened a four chair dialysis unit in Utopia, approximately 250km north east of Alice Springs