Press release: August 28th, 2013
Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.
The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) today announced it is withdrawing its support for the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic. The Clinic was initially proposed to address inadequate diagnostics and treatment for Lyme disease patients.
“After much consideration, CanLyme is regretfully withdrawing from the advisory committee and removing its endorsement of the clinic’s operations,” said CanLyme President Jim Wilson.
“The provincial government promised to create a clinic that would provide better treatment for neglected chronic Lyme disease patients; people who couldn’t get adequate treatment in BC; but, sadly, that mandate has not been met.
In spring 2011, immediately after an internal government report was made public, the BC government mandated a provincial clinic to address gaps in diagnosis and treatment of people with acute and chronic Lyme disease. The report revealed that the BC Lyme test was inadequate and that people with chronic Lyme were being refused treatment.
“CanLyme was recently shocked to hear from Lyme Disease patients that the Clinic …