News & Public Notices
Naloxone Kits Available at City Facilities
February 1, 2018 -
The City has distributed nasal spray naloxone kits to fourteen City facilities for use by the public in emergency situations. The availability of naloxone at City facilities supports ongoing community efforts to prevent injury and death caused by opioid overdose.
Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily stop an overdose caused by opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, fentanyl, methadone, codeine, and other drugs that are unknowingly contaminated with opioids. Recognizing overdose symptoms, calling 9-1-1, and administering naloxone quickly can prevent injury and death.
Naloxone kits are located in the automated external defibrillators (AED) stations in City facilities and are marked with clearly identifiable signage. Each naloxone kit contains instructions for use, gloves, and two doses of naloxone nasal spray.
Naloxone kits are available to the public in an emergency at the following City facilities:
- Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
- Belle Park, 731 Montreal St.
- Cataraqui / Kinsman Arena, 1030 Sunnyside Rd.
- Centre 70 Arena, 100 Days Rd.
- City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
- Confederation Basin, marina office, 6 Clarence St.
- Grande Theatre, 218 Princess St.
- Housing and Social Services, 362 Montreal St.
- INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
- Kingston Airport, 1114 Len Birchall Way
- MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, 2993 Hwy 2 East
- Memorial Centre and Tomlinson Aqua Park, 303 York St.
- Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.
- PumpHouse Museum, 23 Ontario St.
A public information session on naloxone kits and how to respond to an opioid overdose will be held on Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at KFL&A Public Health, main office, 221 Portsmouth Ave. Free take-home nasal spray naloxone kits and training will be available at the end of the session. No registration is required.
Free naloxone kits are available for people at risk of an opioid overdose, their families, and friends, and can be picked up at all KLF&A Public Health locations, the Street Health Centre and community pharmacies. For more details about where to pick up naloxone in the KFL&A area, please visit www.kflaph.ca/naloxone .
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