Community Stories

The Purple Truck Story

purple truck small

This is the inspiring story of “The Purple Truck”. As part of an Aboriginal community health service, the “dialysis truck” has been designed to travel through indigenous communities in Western Australia.

Dialysis Without Borders - Rob Smith's Story

Rob Smith Video small
Rob Smith is the radio host for the ABC Darwin program ‘Tales from the Tinnie’. Since Rob’s kidney transplant failed, he hadn't been able to follow his passion of camping and fishing in Kakadu. Rob’s solution demonstrates that dialysis can be flexible and it can be incorporated into a person’s lifestyle.

Outback Dialysis

Outback Dialysis Head
Sarah Brown, Manager, Western Desert Aboriginal Corporation explains how working with Fresenius Medical Care has helped more Indigenous dialysis patients to return to their country and families.

MALPA Closing the Gap

malpa-closing the gap small

Chronic health problems such as renal failure continuously plague Indigenous communities. The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is 19 years.

Green Dialysis in Geelong

green dialysis small
Barwon Health has worked in conjunction with Fresenius Medical Care to recently become the world’s first green energy dialysis unit. Using ‘leading edge’ technology, coupled with the commitment from all stakeholders, this new system has become a benchmark in providing low cost dialysis services whilst also taking care of the environment.