The Purple Truck

For remote communities, there’s nothing quite like the sight of the Purple Truck arriving.

It means some of their nearest and dearest are coming home.

The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels. Established in 2012 with the help of Medicines Australia, Papunya Tula Artists and Fresenius, it gives patients with end-stage renal failure the chance to return home for family, cultural or sorry business.

With two dialysis chairs, the Purple Truck travels to remote communities, letting patients visit home, confident they’ll survive the trip.

Featuring the artwork of Papunya Tula artists and dialysis patients, the late Patrick Tjungurrayi and Ningura Napurrula, it’s a beautiful thing.