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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

​Indicator

​2017

​2018

​2019

​2020 *
Jan - Feb

​Deaths

​25

22​

​35^

​4

​-Compared to previous year

​213% 

​12% ↓

​59% ↑

​--

​-Males

​59%

​73%

​74%

​100%

​-Females

​41%

​27%

​26%

​0%

​-Age, 25-44

​53%

​41%

61%

100%​

​-Age, 45-64

​41%

​41%

​25%

​0%


​Overdoses **

​213

​139

​159

​30

​-Compared to previous year

​N/A

35%​

​14%

​--

​-Males

70%​

71%​

71%​

73%​

​-Females

30%​

29%​

29%​

27%​

-​Age, 20-39

​68%

64%​

64%​

​63%


​Emergency Department (ED) Visits

​211

147​

170​

34


​-Compared to previous year

107%​

30%​

16%​

--​


​Naloxone Kits Distributed

​1,372

​3,678

​5,034

75

​-Compared to previous year

​663%

​168%

​37%

--​

​-by Brant County Health Unit

​174

69​

443​

29

-by Community Agencies​

​112

​503

​922

46

​-by Local Pharmacies ***

​1,086

3,106​

3,669​

--

 Last Updated March 17, 2020

* Data is preliminary; ** Some overdoses resulted in deaths
*** Data not yet available beyond December 2019 (August -December 2019 is preliminary)

^ Includes 2 deaths reported by OPP, ✝ Naloxone kits distributed in August through December only

Data not yet received from Towards Recovery Centre

Sources: Deaths - 2017-2018 Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario and 2019 onward Brantford Police Services (BPS); Overdoses - 2017- 2018 EMS, 2019 onward BPS; ED Visits - 2017 - 2018 PHO Tracking Tool, 2019 onward MOHLTC Patient PHU data; Naloxone Kits Distributed - Collected by the BCHU from various agencies and pharmaceutical data from online tracking tools