Opioid Harms Data Portal
Welcome to Peterborough Public Health’s Opioid Harms data portal.
Since 2019 we have been collecting and analyzing data on local opioid poisonings for the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough, Hiawatha First Nation, and Curve Lake First Nation through the Peterborough Opioid Early Warning and Surveillance System. We monitor data in four key areas:
- naloxone distribution in our communities,
- emergency medical service 911 calls for opioid poisonings,
- emergency department visits for drug poisonings, and
- deaths caused by opioid or other drug poisonings.
Data about emergency medical service 911 calls
Emergency medical services respond to 911 calls for people experiencing opioid poisonings in our community. Data about these 911 calls is used to help us understand more about trends in local opioid poisonings.
Data about emergency department visits
The data below represents Peterborough region residents’ visits to an Ontario hospital emergency department for drug poisonings. It includes drug poisonings that occurred anywhere in Ontario. Data about these emergency department visits is used to help us understand more about how local residents are affected by drug poisonings.
Data about emergency department visits to the PRHC
The data below represents visits to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) for drug poisonings. It includes drug poisonings experienced by non-Peterborough residents. Data about these emergency department visits is used to help us understand more about drug poisonings that are happening locally.
Data notes and sources
Data was provided by the Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance system. (view source data)
Data about deaths
Drug poisoning deaths
Data notes and sources
Data was provided by the Peterborough County-City Paramedics, Peterborough Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario. (view source data)
Data is preliminary
Information on drug poisoning deaths is based on preliminary data.
- deaths that have been confirmed by a coroner to have been caused by a drug poisoning; and
- deaths that are suspected to have been caused by a drug poisoning based on the situation surrounding a person’s death
Numbers will change if an investigation determines that the death wasn’t caused by a drug poisoning.