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Overdose statistics – May 2018http://www.vch.ca/about-us/overdose-statistics-–-may-2018Overdose statistics – May 2018<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Photo: The new overdose prevention site at St. Paul's Hospital</p><h2>Fatal overdoses</h2><p>According to the BC Coroners Service, in April 2018 124 died from an overdose across BC, including 39 people in the VCH region.</p><h2>Overdoses seen at Emergency</h2><p>In May 2018 there were 616 overdoses seen at nine VCH Emergency Departments.  The majority of overdoses occurred in males (71%) and in people aged 19 to 39 years (57%).</p><h2>Supervised Consumption and Overdose Prevention Sites </h2><h3>Insite</h3><p>In May 2018, there were 10,624 visits to the supervised injection room. Among those, 92 overdoses were reversed. </p><h3>Powell Street Getaway </h3><p>In May 2018, there were 1,668 visits to the supervised injection room. Among those, 3 overdoses were reversed.  </p><h3>Overdose Prevention Sites</h3><p>In May 2018, there were 29,593 visits to the five supervised injection rooms. Among those, 174 overdoses were reversed. <br></p><h2>What's happening</h2><p>Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care are extremely concerned about the high number of overdoses and overdose deaths in our region and throughout the province and continue to take steps to respond. VCH & PHC and its partners are taking a number of steps to reduce opioid/fentanyl-related overdoses, including new actions this month:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Opened a <a href="http://www.vch.ca/Locations-Services/result?res_id=1427" target="_blank">new overdose prevention site</a> on the grounds of St. Paul's Hospital.</li><li>The first community-based drug checking site – Granville Inner City Youth Clinic - began May 29. Drug checking is available at this site for participants under 24 years of age.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.vch.ca/locations-services/result?res_id=1422" target="_blank">Overdose Outreach Team</a> expanded to seven staff. The team helped 140 new clients in May.</li><li>Established 3 new sites where people can obtain take home naloxone kits for a total of 367 sites across VCH</li><li>Held 31 trainings on overdose prevention and administering naloxone</li><li>Sent two alerts about drug contamination via the <a href="http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/research-project-pilots-new-illegal-drug-alert-warning-system-to-help-prevent-overdoses" target="_blank">Real-time Drug Alert & Response (RADAR) System</a></li></ul><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Overdose_Site_St_Pauls_Hospital.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

Overdose statistics – May 2018http://www.vch.ca/about-us/overdose-statistics-–-may-2018Overdose statistics – May 20182018-06-22T07:00:00Z
Keystone of Life Foundation donation a boon to Bella Coola General Hospital’s Loan Equipment Programhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/keystone-of-life-foundation-donation-a-boon-to-bella-coola-general-hospital’s-loan-equipment-programKeystone of Life Foundation donation a boon to Bella Coola General Hospital’s Loan Equipment Program2018-06-21T07:00:00Z
Milestone in physician led quality improvement http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/milestone-in-physician-led-quality-improvementMilestone in physician led quality improvement 2018-06-21T07:00:00Z
District of North Vancouver honours Foundry North Shore Team Leadhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/district-of-north-vancouver-honours-foundry-north-shore-team-leadDistrict of North Vancouver honours Foundry North Shore Team Lead2018-06-20T07:00:00Z
A champion in our midsthttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/a-champion-in-our-midstA champion in our midst2018-06-19T07:00:00Z

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