Deeble Issues Brief No. 30: Improving access to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients with complex care needs

Stefanie Puszka

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Northern Territory communities experience extremely high rates of end stage kidney disease. As renal services are limited in remote areas, most patients must relocate permanently to urban areas for treatment. However, as a consequence of social housing shortages in urban areas, patients experience housing exclusion and risk of homelessness.