When we first started dialysis in Kintore in 2004, Pintupi Homelands Health Service kindly allowed us the use of a small room at the back of the Primary Health Care clinic. This had just room for 1 machine.
In 2007 the Kintore Council gifted us a large abandoned building next to the clinic. (click here to see BEFORE photos)
With help philanthropic support from Suters Architects in Newcastle who redesigned and reengineered the building for us, sustained and significant efforts of Woden Rotary and a small grant from the Commonwealth Government for building materials. we now have a substantial building in Kintore with room for four dialysis machines, community kitchen and three bedroom house. The building opened in November 2010.
The aim is for the building to be a real community asset and to provide the venue for health promotion activities as well as dialysis.
Woden Rotary sent work teams to Kintore over a number of years and with the help of some fantastic Indigenous Community Volunteers an enormous push enabled us to open for dialysis.
Landscaping work will be completed by the Belconnan Rotary club in the new year. We have collected local seeds and bush medicine plants which are being propagated for us by our friends at the Desert Park in Alice Springs.
Stay tuned for the date of our official opening sometime in 2011.