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The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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02 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 CONTENTS NEWS TIPS Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want to hear from you! News hotline: 89509777 Send your photos to: news@ aliceadvocate.com.au Let us know if you come across any positive news storiesin the community. Do you have an event coming up? Let us know. Want your opinion heard? Email or call us today. News 2 Feature 12 Letters 20 Real Estate 21 Puzzles 37 Entertainment 38 Bangtail Muster 39 TV 42 Classifieds 43 Sport 50 Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku, also known as Purple House, to complete four new clinics and extend a fifth, he said. Purple House is making a huge difference to the physical, mental and spiritual health of people across Central Austra lia, by allowing them to receive care while remaining connected to their land and their people. This expansion will take the number of remote clinics in the region to 17 and builds on this community driven pro Budget provides a big boost for Purple House Purple House CEO Sarah Brown. The organisation has received a huge bonus in the Budget. A BIG winner in this weeks Federal Budget is Alice Springs Purple House which offers dialysis and support for indigenous renal patients along with other services. The organisations funding has been more than doubled. (The government) announced $23 million for us over the next three years, so its over a doubling of our core funding, Purple House CEO Sarah Brown said. Its going to provide Purple House with fabulous opportunities to work with communities to get even more, so it will shore up everything that we are doing now, including things we have been fundraising for the last few years so well get government funding for that. And it will mean that we can help even more communities and patients to get back home to country where they need to be. The funding is a great result according to Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM. (The government is) proud to support the highly successful Western Desert Nganampa jects outstanding record. Purple House now pro vides 70 per cent of Central Australian dialysis services and is not only changing lives, its vast program has saved many lives, because patients dont have to leave their families and communities for treatment. Recent clinical data shows the mortality rate for people on dialysis in Central Australia is now less than half the rate of the rest of the nation. The funding will allow completion of clinics this year at Utopia, Ampilawatja, Kalkarindji and Ernabella, plus the expansion of the Lajamanu clinic. It will also support the operating costs of another three clinics The expansion will take the number of remote dialysis machines from 36 to 54 and increase the remote patient group from around 250 to more than 400. Chronic kidney disease is a significant health challenge among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. More than 1,800 First Nations people are currently receiving dialysis, with almost 60 per cent of these starting dialysis before they were 55 years old. Minister Wyatt said reducing the misery and death caused by kidney disease was a key Turnbull Government priority. Following a recent roundtable in Darwin, development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal health road map is underway, he said. Prevention is crucial and it starts during pregnancy, with low birthweight babies born with weaker kidneys. Organisations like Purple House are showing the way, through community based, holistic services and strong and effective Aboriginal governance. The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) said the Budget has benefited rural medical services in general. RDAA President, Dr Adam Coltzau, said the Budget includes a wide range of initiatives that will make a real difference to the health workforce in rural Australia and the many rural and remote communities it serves. NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK IN YEPERENYE SHOPPING CENTRE! VISIT YEPERENYE SHOPPING CENTRE FOR THE STORE'S OPENING SPECIAL: FREE FREE ION CLEANSE DETOX WORTH $40 WITH ANY MASSAGE TREATMENT! MAGIC CARE MASSAGE OFFERS REMEDIAL, HOT STONE, ACUPRESSURE AND HERBAL OIL/CREAM MASSAGES! THEY CAN ALSO HELP WITH REFLEXOLOGY, ACUPUNCTURE, CUPPING AND EAR CANDLING. MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.30AM 6.30PM AND LATE NIGHT MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.30AM 6.30PM AND LATE NIGHT TRADE UNTIL 9PM ON THURSDAY. - FROZEN SHOULDERS - TENSE SHOULDERS - STIFF NECK - HEAD ACHE - BACK PAIN - SORE LEGS - SORE ARMS - SORE ARMS - TENNIS ELBOW - TIRED FEET - STRESS - SCIATICA - FATIGUED BODY - RELAXATION DROP IN OR CALL AND BOOK FOR AN APPOINTMENT PH: (08) 8955 5970 JOIN US FOR MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH AT SALTBUSH 11AM TO 2PM - SUNDAY 13 MAY FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL CLAIRE ON (08) 8950 8010 OR EMAIL CLAIRE.CAUSER@HILTON.COM Spoil Mum this Mothers Day with a delicious brunch that includes fresh seafood, carvery and a live omelette station. Brunch includes free pour strawberry or mango daiquiris, sparkling wine and soft drink or juice for the kids.

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