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Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Purple House Mob at Desert Mob

Art is, and always has been, central to everything we do at the Purple House. From the extraordinary collaborative paintings that raised over a million dollars to start Western Desert Dialysis, to the beautiful patient works that cover our walls. It shouldn’t be surprising then that we had a busy time at the Desert Mob 2022 art festival earlier this month.

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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’.

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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.

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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.”

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Animating the COVID-19 vaccine

Animating the COVID-19 vaccine

When COVID-19 hit the Purple House knew its patients would be some of the most vulnerable and that getting the right information out to community was critical. So we worked with Brendan Kavanagh from Highway Learning and an animation in Pintupi-Luritja (Western Desert...

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Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Purple House launches Pintupi-Luritja translator

Today Purple House launched 'Wangka Kutju' - the first software to provide real-time, sentence level translation between English and Pintupi-Luritja, with text to speech capabilities. It uses sophisticated functions to translate full sentences in real time, rather...

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Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

Purple House holds its first conference Share a Tale

In April 2019, Purple House held its first-ever conference, Share a Tale at the Alice Springs Convention Centre in Alice Springs. More than 50 delegates joined us from around Australia for this special conversation about remote dialysis, community-led healthcare and...

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The Purple Truck on Australian Story!

The Purple Truck on Australian Story!

The Purple Truck was featured on ABC Television's Australian Story on Monday 18 February 2019, alongside legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson.The program tells the story of Jack coming to terms with his diagnosis of kidney disease in early 2018. It meant he would...

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Heading to High Ground

Heading to High Ground

It had been years in the planning. Legendary Australian actor Jack Thompson was ready to head to Kakadu to make a new film called High Ground. But things got complicated when Jack was diagnosed with kidney disease in early 2018. It meant he would now...

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Purple House wins NT Telstra Business Award

Purple House wins NT Telstra Business Award

Purple House is the 2018 NT Telstra Business of the Year as announced at a ceremony in Darwin in August.

Recognised for being a strong Indigenous-run and controlled organisation, Purple House provides dialysis in 14 remote clinics as well as the Purple Truck, a mobile dialysis service.

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Kate Clark, Communications & Engagement Manager  communications@purplehouse.org.au  08 8953 6444  0431 225 607