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Purple Truck mobile renal dialysis unit launched in Alice Springs

Date posted: 17 January 2012

A new state-of-the-art mobile renal dialysis unit, the Purple Truck, was launched in Alice Springs in December 2011. The truck, which was painted by the Papunya Tula artists, is operated by the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT). Medicines Australia provided WDNWPT with the funding to build the truck with a dialysis machine in the back, which will provide dialysis services to remote communities within Central Australia.

The Purple Truck has already completed its first visit to the community of Papunya in the Western Desert, and has been allocated funding to make trips to other communities surrounding Alice Springs.


Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT)
PO Box 5060
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8953 6444
Mobile: 0448 685 610


Last updated: 17 January 2012
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