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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Kimberley renal services

 

Overview

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) provides renal services in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Kimberley renal services consist of:

The KSDC opened in 2002, and is the first Australian dialysis unit to be managed by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service manages the KSDC, which is funded by the Western Australian Department of Health (WADoH). In 2007 WADoH provided funding for two dialysis machines to be installed at the Derby Aboriginal Health Service, to provide haemodialysis to local residents. Additionally in 2007, funding was provided by Fresenius Medical Care for a peritoneal dialysis nurse position in Broome, co-located with the KSDC to train clients and manage them regionally. The Kimberley renal support service provides support to health service providers across the Kimberley in screening, education and management of those at risk of, and those with, chronic kidney disease.

Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council

Contacts

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Corner of Anne and Dora Streets
PO Box 1377
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9194 3200
Fax: (08) 9192 2500
Email: kamsc@kamsc.org.au

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Last updated: 7 April 2014
 
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