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​Brant/Brantford Opioid Information System

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is collaborating with the Brant Community Healthcare System, Brant-Brantford Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Brantford Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, and St. Leonard’s to provide timely opioid-related information to the public, community partners, and individuals who use substances.

Opioid Information Highlights

Opioid overdoses

In October 2018:

  • EMS responded to 12 incidents related to opioid overdose.

From January to October 2018:

  • EMS has responded to 114 incidents related to opioid overdose.
  • Most incidents involved males (72%) and those aged 20-39 (68%).
  • 40% fewer incidents compared to same period last year (191 incidents).

Naloxone

From January to October 2018:
  • 2,550 naloxone kits have been distributed across the community:
    • 52 - by BCHU
    • 2,085 - by local pharmacies*
    • 413 - by community agencies



* October data not yet available for Pharmacies
Emergency Department (ED) visits

In October 2018:

  • There were 12 ED visits for opioid overdose.

From January to October 2018:

  • 88 ED visits for opioid overdose.
  • Many visits were due to accidental overdose (83%).
  • 51% fewer visits compared to same period last year (180 ED visits).

Deaths

From January to March 2018:
  • 1 Brant resident died from opioid overdose.
  • Additional 2 deaths are classified as “probable”
    opioid-related fatalities.

In 2017:
  • 25 Brant residents died from opioid overdose.
  • The number of opioid-related deaths tripled compared to 2016 (8 deaths).



* last updated on November 21, 2018