Second Dialysis Truck For Health Provider Purple House

Second Dialysis Truck For Health Provider Purple House

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

Purple House To Receive A Second Dialysis Truck

Victor P Taffa

Central Australian health provider Purple House will soon begin operating a second Purple Truck for remote dialysis.

Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels that has 2 dialysis chairs and allows patients to receive treatment on country.

Having a second truck will allow Purple House to help more people, in more communities, more often.

“All Territorians are entitled to the best possible medical treatment in their local community.” Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.

“Too many remote Territorians are having to leave community to get the dialysis treatment they need in the major centres.”

Member for Namatjira Chansey Paech announced the Territory Government funding today at Purple House’s ‘Share a Tale’ event in Alice Springs.

“Purple House and the Purple Truck provide an absolutely essential service for people requiring renal treatment in the bush.” Ms. Paech said.

“People living in my electorate will be excited to know that Purple House will be increasing the level of service to remote communities and renal patients.”

Northern Territory Government will contribute the truck, while the Federal Government will contribute the container to house the dialysis machines.

Ongoing operational costs of the second truck will be covered by Purple House.