Merry Christmas from Western Desert Dialysis plus news and updates...
Christmas at the Purple House


Purple House staff and patients celebrated Christmas on the 11th December 2013 with a lunch of baked ham, chicken, salad and kangaroo tails, and there were gifts, crackers and a delicious cake. The weather was perfect, the tucker delicious and everyone one had a fantastic day. For more photos check out our facebook page.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year from the Western Desert Dialysis Team!

National Disability Award

Western Desert Dialysis are the proud recipients of a 2013 National Disability Award! CEO Sarah Brown and Chairperson Marlene Spencer attended the Awards Ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra on the 26th November where the organisation was presented with the Excellence in Accessible Communities Award.

The award recognises almost 10 years of providing dialysis services to remote communities in Central Australia and specifically the role of the Purple Truck in providing a mobile dialysis service and hope to aboriginal dialysis patients who have to leave their homes to undergo dialysis treatment. 

Warburton Dialysis Unit Opening

The Warburton Dialysis Unit was officially opened on Thursday 24th October. The service, a joint project of Ngaanyatjarra Health and Western Desert Dialysis, enables dialysis patients dislocated to Alice Springs, Perth and Kalgoorlie to receive life sustaining dialysis to safely return to community to spend time with family on country. Currently the service provides dialysis home on country to 6 people at a time.

It was a fantastic day with many of the community coming along to join in the celebrations and we were even able to get a couple of people to the community for a day trip. Patient Donny Robinson was thrilled to be able to be home in Warburton with his family and performed a song on guitar for the crowd.

Ethical Enterprise Award

The WDNWPT Wellbeing Social Enterprise has been announced as the 2013 recipient of the inaugural Ethical Enterprises Award! The award, established to recognise inspirational ethical enterprises in Australia who create positive social and economic impacts through innovative ethical trade practices, was accepted by the Wellbeing team at a sold out ceremony on the 29th November. The award tied in with the Fair@Square Fair Trade Festival held at Federation Square in Melbourne over Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December. 

The Wellbeing Team, coordinator Christy and project officers Deanne and Whitney, held bush balm demonstrations at the festival which were well attended by festival goers and the whole range of bush balm products were available for purchase at a stall - this included the latest product 'Winpinpi Palyapayi' lip balms.

Buy bush balm products online!

Check out our new online shop where you can browse and buy our range of bush balms, moisturisers, soaps and our brand new lipbalms. Products are all natural, eco friendly and not tested on animals. By buying our bush balm products you are generating employment opportunities for Indigenous people and supporting us to provide dialysis and social support services.
All products can be posted Australia wide or you can place an order and pay for your products before collecting them from the Purple House at 69 Flynn Drive, Alice Springs.
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