A plan to staff paramedics at a Winnipeg homeless shelter full time is going ahead.

Starting in April, the Main Street Project will have a paramedic working there 24/7.

The paramedics will provide primary care and assess whether clients need to be taken to hospital.

The move follows a pilot project that was launched following an inquiry into the deaths of several people at the shelter.

The plan requires hiring six paramedics so that one can be on duty at all times. It will cost close to $600,000.