Growing as a rural health hub is a priority for Haliburton Highlands Health Services.

H.H.H.S. received $1.6 million in funding from the province to develop as a hub.

H.H.H.S. President and C.E.O. Carolyn Plummer says making services more accessible for patients is high on their list.

Plummer also says they set up a steering committee to help H.H.H.S. to learn what direction they should take.

Haliburton County has one of five rural health hubs in Ontario.