Government builds renal clinic


The NT Government is building a two-storey renal clinic in the hospital car park, corner Gap Road and Traeger Avenue.

The new facility (shown above as an architect’s sketch), is described as a “medical clinic (ambulatory care facility – renal health)” and is understood to have 48 dialysis chairs.

Starting and completion dates are not available, nor are costs.

Remote Indigenous people in Central Australia are up to 30 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease than other Australians, according to a report by Purple House, a well-established dialysis facility focussing on Aboriginal patients in several parts of The Centre.



  1. Parking will once again be at a premium, during construction and once it is in operation.
    On recent visits to the hospital it is concerning to see many elderly and frail people walking sometimes from as far as the Traeger Avenue fence to the hospital. I am assuming much of this current car park will be lost.

  2. Agree with you, David. So sick of these ridiculous NTG decisions. Why not build on the old Gillen Child Health Site, instead of making it more difficult for the elderly in our town?


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