A 23 year old male was transported to hospital from SPS detention Unit earlier today for treatment for a suspected drug overdose. The man who was brought into detention at approximately 12:30 p.m. immediately began to show signs of medical distress. At that time detention staff with the paramedic on duty alerted Medavie Health Services who transported the male to hospital.
Paramedics have worked full time in the SPS detention facility since 2016. Prior to that, paramedics were only stationed in detention between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.