Research-to-Action

Cheque Day in the Downtown Eastside

GSHI Research Associate Meaghan Thumath is interviewed in this piece by the Globe and Mail on the fentanyl crisis.

Meaghan Thumath, a registered nurse with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, concludes a hectic shift at the MMU. “Many patients were asking for prescription heroin (which is currently unavailable),” she writes in a text message. “Overall it was really rewarding to have outreach, public health, emergency and addictions folks all working together under one roof co-ordinating care. I’m hopeful we’re making a difference.”

The Globe and Mail
Sunday, January 1, 2017