Demand for the community paramedicine program continues to grow.

That’s according to Haliburton County Chief of Paramedic Services, Tim Waite, who had an update for the Emergency Services Committee.

A paramedic will visit client’s homes and check vital signs, like blood pressure and heart rate, and make sure medications are up to date with the goal of avoiding emergency room visits.

Waite says he doesn’t have specific numbers on how many hospital visits have been avoided but believes the program is working.

According to Waite, there were 37 clients enrolled in the program as of December 31st and the paramedic has done 99 home visits.

The program was created last year on October 23rd.