Lyme disease patient living in her car after being discharged from Banff hospital
July 6th, 2016, Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald
CANMORE — A Canmore woman with Lyme disease has been sleeping in her car since being discharged from a Banff hospital due to what she believes is a political response to the illness.
Sarah Hutchison, 46, said front-line staff at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital treated her well, but believes she’s been mistreated by the health-care system while facing frequent questioning about her illness.
“There was a constant questioning of the legitimacy of having chronic Lyme disease and chemical sensitivities,” said Hutchison, who believes hospitals have systemic problems in treating Lyme disease.