Haliburton Highlands Health Services will be getting $127,000 from the province.

The money will allow H.H.H.S. to hire a new paramedic and purchase a new fridge for vaccines.

Health services successfully applied for funding from the Health Ministry towards its Community Paramedicine program.

The new medic would do house visits, mainly with seniors, to monitor vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure.

H.H.H.S. President and C.E.O. Carolyn Plummer says some seniors will call for help in non-life threatening situations.

Plummer adds the program has been used in the Town of Renfrew and gives an example of how its program gets referrals from the local grocery store.

Plummer mentions that she envisions a scenario with the new fridge where the paramedic can bring flu shots to seniors in their homes.

The hope is the new paramedic will be in place sometime in october.