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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 July 2018:

  • EMS responded to 7 incidents related to opioid overdose.

From January to July 2018:

  • EMS has responded to 70 incidents related to opioid overdose.
  • Most incidents involved males (71%) and those aged 20-39 (67%).
  • 50% fewer incidents compared to same period last year (139 incidents).


From January to June 2018:
  • 344 naloxone kits have been distributed across the community:
    • 40 - by BCHU
    • 158 - by local pharmacies
    • 146 - by community agencies
Emergency Department (ED) visits

In July 2018:

  • There were 9 ED visits for opioid overdose.

From January to July 2018:

  • 50 ED visits for opioid overdose
  • Many visits were due to accidental overdose (78%)
  • 57% fewer visits compared to same period last year (117 ED visits).


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 August 14, 2018