We are SOOOO close to having permanent dialysis in Kiwirrkurra…700kms west of Alice Springs. The nurse’s house is finished, the dialysis machines are there,the equipment is on its way…the dialysis chairs are PURPLE!!! Patrick Tjungarryi has had his hair done and bought new clothes for his trip home, and the skies have opened up with more rain than we have had in years!!! Who would have thought? Roads are closed and without a Purple hovercraft, we are going to have to be patient for a little longer!
But this gives us time to take a DEEP BREATH and thank some very important people who have been along for the ride so far!
Today we want to celebrate the hard work and dedication of long time mates at WODEN ROTARY have converted a tired and run down old clinic in Kiwirrkurra into a snazzy funky nurses house which will be home for Kate our dialysis nurse, Oz her partner and their dog Maggie. They, with the help of David Hewitt and local Alice volunteers and George, Canberra plumber better known as ‘Brad Pitt’ also converted a room at the back of the new clinic in Kiwirrkurra ready for the machines and set up.
Our relationship with Woden Rotary stretches back some 5 or 6 years now. They have helped us to do a MAJOR refurbishment in Kintore to make the ‘PURPLE HOUSE’ out there which increased our dialysis capacity and gave us nurses accommodation and a community kitchen and meeting area. They helped us in Warburton, WA to do the electrics and plumbing for our dialysis room which has been operating since October 2013 and now Kiwirrkurra!
SO THANK YOU WODEN ROTARY! YOU MAKE OUR HEARTS SING!!!!