Haliburton Highlands Health Services is adding two part-time nurses to its team.

H.H.H.S. is able to hire the nurses thanks to funding from Behavioural Supports Ontario funding.

President and C.E.O. Carolyn Plummer says the nurses will work at the long-term care homes in Haliburton and Minden Hills.

Plummer says applying for the funding was important considering the average age of the county’s population is in the mid-50’s.

Plummer adds health services has been advocating over the past two years to obtain the provincial funding.