Land Rights News Central Australia: Land Rights News (April 2010)
New facilities nearly ready in Yuendumu
There are 168 positions available as the facilities operate 24 hours a day seven days a week.
A new dialysis facility in Gap Road will have 12 functioning chairs accommodating 48 people, which means it can take six of the 16 people who still require places. It is expected to open in early May.
Warlpiri people have used their mining royalties to pay for a new regional respite clinic in Yuendumu and social support and allied health services in Alice Springs.
There are now 30 people from the region accessing these services.
The clinic is finished. The Northern Territory Government-supplied dialysis machines should arrive in the next few weeks.
However, the Commonwealth Government has already recognised the contribution of the Warlpiri to this public health initiative and agreed to fund the clinic’s operational costs.
The new clinic will give respite dialysis to four people each week from Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyrripi and Mt Allen.
All people from the region will be able to access the facility.
The building was built using local company Walcon