B.C. government won’t throw teen treatment centre a lifeline, despite growing calls to save it – O Canada

Feb 21, 2024

Mental Health and Addictions Minister Jennifer Whiteside commented after Postmedia News’s stories about plans to close the Carlile centre in North Vancouver

B.C.’s minister for mental health and addictions will not step in to stop the closure of a unique three-week residential program for teens with addictions and mental-health issues. The program will close after it treats the nine remaining children on its waiting list.

The 10-bed Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver has cared for youth ages 13 to 18 for seven years, and its closure will leave the large region served by Vancouver Coastal Health with no in-patient adolescent psychiatric beds.

Read More: https://o.canada.com/news/local-news/they-saved-his-life-calls-to-save-rare-teen-treatment-centre-mount

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