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Purple House Coober Pedy Dialysis Centre Opening, 2024

We are excited to announce the opening of the Purple House Dialysis Centre in Coober Pedy!

Kim Collard, Chair of the Bibbulmun Fund, proudly attended the centre's opening, a project that had been in development for over 3 years.

This marks a significant milestone for the local communities, ensuring permanent access to life-saving treatment on Country.

In traditional medicine, it is believed that the mind and body are inseparable and that to prevent ill health there is a need to maintain a balance between the physical and spiritual selves 

Having treatments on Country keeps the connection between people and the land, and allows family and loved ones to be close, reducing recovery times and increasing well-being.

We are incredibly honoured to have been able to contribute and give back to the Purple House, and we congratulate them on such a magnificent accomplishment.

Kim Collard with Purple House CEO Sarah Brown (Left) and Purple House Communications and Engagement Manager Kate Clark (Right)

Welcome to Country by Julie O'Toole

Water treatment plant that purifiers the water each time a patient is dialysed

Kim Collard meeting Michael Brown, Traditional Owner, Antakirinja Matu - Yankunytjatjara People and one of the dialysis patients at the clinic.

Ian Cromby, Traditional Owner, Antakirinja Matu - Yankunytjatjara People

Kim Collard and Senator the Honourable Malarndirri McCarthey, Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health


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