Theatre Royal Show

In Conversation with Sarah Browne

Sat 28 Mar 2020 9:45am

CEO Sarah Brown established not-for-profit Purple House in 2003. Purple House supports Indigenous renal patients in remote communities. After many years working as a registered nurse out bush, Sarah began Purple House in her living room. Sarah has worked tirelessly to improve the health of Indigenous Australians living in remote communities and she is continuing to successfully expand the reach of Purple House.

Purple House now employs 50 people and runs fourteen remote dialysis clinics in the Northern Territory and Western Australia with more in development.

Based in Alice Springs, Purple House was established after Pintupi people and community art centres raised $1 million through an art auction in 2000. The aim was to install dialysis units in Indigenous communities to avoid the need to travel for hundreds of kilometres for treatment, as well as the cultural problems that accompanied displacement from home. 

 

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