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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 May 2018:

  • EMS responded to 12 incidents related to opioid overdose.

From January to May 2018:

  • EMS has responded to 53 incidents related to opioid overdose.
  • Most incidents involved males (70%) and those aged 20-39 (72%).
  • 52% fewer incidents compared to same period last year (101 incidents).

Naloxone

From January to May 2018:
  • 270 naloxone kits have been distributed across the community:
    • 37 - by BCHU
    • 158 - by local pharmacies
    • 75 - by community agencies
Emergency Department (ED) visits

In May 2018:

  • There were 7 ED visits for opioid overdose.

From January to May 2018:

  • 30 ED visits for opioid overdose
  • Many visits were due to accidental overdose (43%)
  • 63% fewer visits compared to same period last year (81 ED visits).

Deaths

In 2017:
  • 21 Brant residents died from opioid overdose; additional 5 deaths are classified as “probable” opioid-related fatalities
  • The number of opioid-related deaths more than doubled compared to 2016 (8 deaths)



* last updated on June 14, 2018