Hamilton Opioid Information System - Opioid Overdoses

In August 2019, Hamilton Paramedic Services has responded to 17 incidents related to suspected opioid overdoses.

  • 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 August 19, 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 June 9, 2019.

Ward 2017 2018 2019 Total Count Percent
1 16 19 15 50 4%
2 152 168 129 449 35.6%
3 103 100 120 323 25.6%
4 39 38 37 114 9%
5 25 23 16 64 5.1%
6 9 8 6 23 1.8%
7 14 13 7 34 2.7%
8 18 16 9 43 3.4%
9 14 14 17 45 3.6%
10 5 8 7 20 1.6%
11 3 9 3 15 1.2%
12 2 4 0 6 0.5%
13 11 5 3 19 1.5%
14 1 4 7 12 1%
15 3 7 1 11 .9%

Note: Of 1263 Paramedic Calls Related to Opioids in this time period, 35 cases were unable to be assigned a Ward.