The social cost of shifting remote Indigenous patients to cities for dialysis can be huge – leaders are sometimes torn away from their communities and mentoring roles with young people.
A group of Elcho Island patients who are desperate to get home to Arnhem Land now have the support of Aboriginal dialysis organisation Purple House.
But they say the Northern Territory Government has failed to act before caretaker mode, and an agreement to get the group home is still sitting on someone’s desk.
Felicity James reports.
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