There is a heavy burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD), progressive CKD and dialysis requiring end stage kidney disease (ESKD) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also reported to have low access to kidney failure treatment care close to their homes.
- A coordinated and economically sustainable strategy across all levels of government is required to achieve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal health.
- Consultations should be informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are expert in their own communities, renal health care service delivery, and have a lived experience of chronic and end stage kidney disease.
- Allocation of existing funding and policy efforts should be re-focused to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal health.