Paramedic services calls
Year to date: 144
Year-to-date calls for suspected opioid overdose between January 1 and October 31, 2020. This is lower than the same period in 2019 (189 calls).
Emergency department visits
Year to date: 113
Year-to-date visits by Halton residents to an emergency department in Ontario for a confirmed opioid overdose between January 1 and October 31, 2020. This is lower than the same period in 2019 (168 visits), but involves preliminary data and may be subject to underreporting.
Naloxone distribution and use
The Halton Region Health Department directly distributed 305 naloxone kits over the last 12 months. The most kits were distributed in Burlington, followed by Oakville. 274 (90%) of the kits distributed were refill kits.
There were 13 opioid-related deaths among Halton residents from January to June 2020. There were 30 opioid-related deaths among Halton residents in 2019, which is lower than 2018 (44 deaths).
Halton compared to Ontario
Rate of emergency department visits
In 2019, the rate of emergency department visits for confirmed opioid overdose among residents of any age was 38 visits per 100,000 in Halton and 71 visits per 100,000 in Ontario.
From 2014 to 2019, the rate of emergency department visits for opioid overdose has been consistently higher in Ontario compared to Halton.
Rate of opioid-related deaths
In 2019, the rate of opioid-related deaths among residents of any age was 4.9 deaths per 100,000 in Halton and 10.3 deaths per 100,000 in Ontario.
From 2014 to 2019, the rate of opioid-related deaths has been consistently higher in Ontario compared to Halton Region.
Data source: Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario tool, Public Health Ontario.
Opioid reporting provides a monthly snapshot of opioid activity in Halton Region. The report summarizes various indicators of opioid activity for the given month, including paramedic services calls and emergency department visits.