Combined Overdose Response Team pilot project is helping break the cycle of overdose

Joint Vancouver Fire Rescue Services and Vancouver Coastal Health team helps connect overdose patients with treatment, education, and supports to save lives.

Vancouver, BC; September 6, 2019 – Today Mayor Kennedy Stewart joined Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) Captain Jonathan Gormick and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly, and VCH Outreach Worker Chris Dickinson to announce hopeful early results from an innovative pilot program that sees Vancouver firefighters and VCH health care staff follow up with overdose patients to connect them to treatment and support services. Click here for access to the media release full article.

Photo above: Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly Vancouver Coastal Health, Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) Captain Jonathan Gormick

Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health Outreach Worker Chris Dickinson and Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) Captain Jonathan Gormick

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