The Middlesex-London Health Unit claims to have filed a formal request for the right to install a supervised injection site in London.
“With evidence that the center will be well attended and after a public consultation process that has shown a strong desire to help opioid-dependent people,” a request to Health Canada was sent to obtain permission for the treatment. to open a supervised injection site in London, reads a statement issued by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.
The organization is also in charge of a temporary supervised injection site that has been open since February 2018.
The address of the future site has already been identified and would be located near downtown at 372 York Street.
“The temporary overdose prevention site, which opened in February, has already had many positive effects. I hope this permanent facility will not only save lives, but also improve them forever, “said Dr. Chris Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of the Middlesex-London Health Unit.
In the statement, the Middlesex-London Health Unit says it expects the process to take several months and has not set a deadline for the establishment of the center.