Transitions in care: Enhanced community pathways for ED diversion

The Challenge

The pandemic has had detrimental effects on the population of people who use substances and has caused an increased and more dangerous substance use pattern. This, coupled with the existing opiate epidemic, resulted in a 6-month increase of 153% substance related visits to the ER. The TBRHSC had reduced their ED capacity by 40% as a pandemic response measure, forcing the immediate need to divert and support addictions care to community withdrawal management services.

The Solution

The Process


For more information on Community Pathways, please contact Nancy Black,

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