Safe Station May stats: 50% came to Manchester from other regional hubs

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Safe Station began in Manchester and has extended to other community fire stations to increase access to recovery and reduce the number of overdose deaths. Photo/Carol Robidoux

The following is the month-end summary for the month of May for suspected opioid overdose statistics in Nashua and Manchester provided by Christopher Stawasz, Regional Director of American Medical Response.

Notable statistics for the month:

    • AMR medics saw the most Narcan® ever given by the public in a one-month period in Manchester during May.  Public Narcan® is continuing to rise significantly.
    • Nashua Safe Station visits per day in May dropped to its lowest level (1.10/day) since December 2016.  Manchester per day visits were 4.86/day.
    • Opioid OD deaths in Manchester are up 17 percent in the last 365 days however total opioid ODs are down 16 percent during the same period
    • Opioid OD deaths in Nashua are down 21 percent in the last 365 days and total opioid ODs are down 18 percent during the same period.
    • The epidemiologist for the City of Nashua, Angela Lumenello, performed a statistical analysis of the Safe Station data for both Nashua and Manchester.  She determined that:
      • Manchester Safe Station participants were 53 percent less likely to non-fatally overdose after entering Safe Stations compared to before entry into Safe Stations. This result is statistically significant and not likely due to chance.
      • Manchester Safe Station participants were 86 percent less likely to experience a fatal overdose after entering Safe Stations compared to before entry into Safe Stations. This result is statistically significant and not likely due to chance.
      • Nashua Safe Station participants were 65 percent less likely to non-fatally overdose after entering Safe Stations compared to before entry into Safe Stations. This result is statistically significant and not likely due to chance.
      • Nashua Safe Station participants were 89 percent less likely to experience a fatal overdose after entering Safe Stations compared to before entry into Safe Stations. This result is statistically significant and not likely due to chance.

MAY MANCHESTER SUMMARY

  • For the month of May 2019, there were 63 opioid ODs.
  • For the month of May 2019, there were 5 confirmed opioid deaths and 0 additional deaths pending toxicology confirmation.
  • Through the 29th of May 2019, Manchester’s Safe Station was accessed 141 times.  862 YTD.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 279 opioid ODs in Manchester.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 31 opioid-related deaths in Manchester and 0 additional deaths pending toxicology confirmation.


MAY NASHUA SUMMARY

  • For the month of May 2019, there were 23 opioid ODs.
  • For the month of May 2019, there were 4 confirmed opioid deaths and 0 additional death pending toxicology confirmation.
  • For the month of Nashua 2019, Nashua’s Safe Station program was accessed 42 times. 408 YTD.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 115 opioid ODs in Nashua.
  • 2019 YTD there have been 13 opioid-related deaths in Nashua and 0 additional deaths pending toxicology confirmation.