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A new dialysis clinic is opening in Newman

A new, first of its kind dialysis clinic opening at the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service in Newman will include enough dialysis machines to treat up to 10 patients each day.

In the past, many Martu and Nyiyparli people have had to move off country for treatment, often causing isolation from their family and elders.

The purpose-built clinic, which will be managed by nurses trained in specialist dialysis treatment, will enable Newman residents to access the treatment and support they need here in town.

BHP has provided $1.9 million to PAMS to establish the clinic in a bid to reduce the worst effects of kidney disease, which currently occurs at disproportionately higher rates in regional and Indigenous communities.

You can find out more about the new clinic here.