Mobile dialysis gives patients a ticket home
A community-controlled Aboriginal health service is changing the experience of end-stage renal failure for many in outback Australia. By Linda Belardi.
Setting off from Uluru to Warburton on its maiden journey, a mobile dialysis truck is rolling into some of the most geographically remote communities in Australia. Emblazoned with artworks by celebrated Aboriginal artists, the "purple truck" is delivering community-based dialysis treatment to isolated patients with end-stage renal failure. Settling in remote settlements for two months at a time, the mobile renal unit - in Warburton until April - will allow patients who are forced to travel thousands of kilometres to Alice Springs or Kalgoorlie to return home for treatment. The mobile dialysis...
Thursday, 22 March 2012
What a fantastic initiative. Hats off to the people involved in planning fundraising and staffing this project. What a shame the government has not acted on recommendations in the report.
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