Hamilton Opioid Information System - Opioid Overdoses

In April 2019, Hamilton Paramedic Services has responded to 38 incidents related to suspected opioid overdoses (Current to April 7).

  • Since January 2017, the majority of cases (73%) were male, and the average age was 36 years.
  • In 2018, approximately 450 people called 911 for a suspected opioid overdose, which was about 38 per month.

Monthly paramedic incidents

This figure shows the monthly number of paramedic incidents related to suspected opioid overdose in Hamilton since January 10, 2017.

Source: Hamilton Paramedic Services, extracted April 17, 2019.

 

Map of paramedic incidents related to opioid overdose

 

Note: This map shows the concentration of opioid-related paramedic incidents between January 1, 2017 to February 25, 2019.

Ward Count Percent
1

38

3.95%
2 349 36.24%
3 255 26.48%
4 91 9.45%
5 63 6.54%
6 15 1.56%
7 27 2.80%
8 21 2.18%
9 18 1.87%
10 19 1.97%
11 6 0.62%
12 7 0.73%
13 19 1.97%
14 24 2.49%
15 11 1.14%