A community paramedicine program in Haliburton County did not have the outcome councillors were hoping for.

The pilot project launched earlier this year after paramedic services received provincial funding. The goal was to have paramedics give assessments in people’s homes so doctors got a better look at their patient’s health. But not a lot of referrals came through from health care professionals.

Councillor Brent Devolin is calling the program a bomb, saying it makes him worried that a telemedicine program wouldn’t work if something like this can’t get off the ground. Councillor Carol Moffatt says there was an absolute lack of collaboration from community partners.

Meanwhile, EMS Director Craig Jones says they have the knowledge and the technology now and he’s hopeful they can rekindle the program.