ROAR19: Ngurra-a home away from home: Dialysis in remote communities


It’s no secret that the rates of kidney disease are high in Central Australia. For people from remote communities, getting the treatment they need means packing up their lives and moving to a regional centre to be close to a dialysis machine. This means leaving their work and home and, for many, leaving their country (with the sacred sites precious to them) and living in a place where few people speak their first language.

The 2019 Rural Outback and Remote (ROAR) Conference promises to deliver an informative and educational program aimed at those working in rural, outback and remote out-of-hospital settings.

This exciting program will showcase a broad range of speakers and topics, providing delegates with opportunities to gain new knowledge, apply learned skills to their practice and earn valuable CPD hours. The knowledge and skills gained at ROAR 2019 will benefit paramedics, rural and remote nurses, retrieval and flight specialists, and other allied health staff working side-by-side in this unique environment.

Biography: Sarah is the CEO of Purple House in Alice Springs and has been helping the Indigenous directors to run the organisation since its inception more than 16 years ago. In 2017, she was named the Hesta Australian Nurse of the Year. In 2018, she made it to BOSS magazine’s ‘True Leaders’ list. Sarah holds a Master of Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education and a Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management. Prior to joining Purple House, she was a remote area nurse and university lecturer.

Presented by Sarah Brown

CEO of Purple House in Alice Springs



41 minutes
10th Apr 2019
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