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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 September 2018:

  • EMS responded to 13 incidents related to opioid overdose.

From January to September 2018:

  • EMS has responded to 102 incidents related to opioid overdose.
  • Most incidents involved males (73%) and those aged 20-39 (67%).
  • 43% fewer incidents compared to same period last year (179 incidents).

Naloxone

From January to September 2018:
  • 1,469 naloxone kits have been distributed across the community:
    • 51 - by BCHU
    • 1,069 - by local pharmacies
    • 349 - by community agencies*



* September data not yet available for Pharmacies and all agencies
Emergency Department (ED) visits

In September 2018:

  • There were 9 ED visits for opioid overdose.

From January to September 2018:

  • 74 ED visits for opioid overdose.
  • Many visits were due to accidental overdose (84%).
  • 56% fewer visits compared to same period last year (168 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 October 17, 2018