Central Australian health provider Purple House will soon begin operating a second Purple Truck for remote dialysis.
Member for Namatjira Chansey Paech announced the Territory Government funding at Purple House’s “Share a Tale” event in Alice Springs.
The Purple Truck is a self-contained dialysis unit on wheels that has two 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.
The Northern Territory Government will contribute the truck, while the Australian Government will contribute the container to house the dialysis machines.
The ongoing operational costs of the second truck will be covered by Purple House.
Source: NT Government