Welcome to Royal Victoria
Regional Health Centre
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), located in Barrie, Ontario, provides safe, high-quality care for residents across a large geographical region including Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. The area is home to more than 450,000 residents, with 40 per cent of RVH’s patients living outside the City of Barrie.
As the largest health centre in Simcoe Muskoka, RVH provides highly specialized services, procedures and technology not found anywhere else in the region. This includes the only Interventional Radiology suites for minimally invasive surgeries, a fully-automated laboratory, cardiac care (intensive) unit, as well as dedicated trauma rooms in its large Emergency department.
RVH is also home to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, meaning distance is no longer a factor for residents receiving lifesaving cancer treatment.
RVH Film Festival honours schools and staff
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) honoured two local schools as part of its annual film festival – W.R. Best Memorial Public School and Unity Christian High School. The two schools were recognized for their achievements in each of their respective categories – W.R. Best Memorial Public School in the elementary category and Unity Christian High School in the high school category. Click here for more information.
Cardio Respiratory welcomes patients a new way
Cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Rao leads the way via the new Cardio Respiratory Treatment Clinic entrance.
Entry to the clinic will now be directly off the Atrium elevators at Level 1 on the south side. This will not only increase visibility of the entrance, but also enhance patient flow and access.
Central Registration staff will ensure all patients are redirected to the new entry starting on February 27.
RVH’s future cardiac centre reaches
RVH celebrated a Valentine's Day milestone, announcing the construction firm that will build North Simcoe Muskoka's only advanced cardiac centre, as part of RVH's regional advanced cardiac program.
For more information, click here.
RVH balances 8th consecutive budget
RVH's Board of Directors has approved its 2017-'18 operating plan which will enable RVH to achieve its eighth consecutive balanced budget. The plan avoids bed closures, preserves patient programs and allows RVH to invest significantly in patient care.
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Flu activity and surge in Emergency department
As the incidence of influenza increases in North Simcoe Muskoka, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre continues to experience high numbers of admitted patients and high acuity in its Emergency department (ED).
For the latest information, click here.
Are you experiencing a non-urgent health issue?
RVH is experiencing extremely high volumes of patients in its Emergency department (ED). If your health concern is not urgent, a visit to your family doctor or a community walk-in clinic may be a more appropriate, quicker option for you. View a list of walk-in clinics by clicking here.
To learn about when you should visit the Emergency department, click here.
RVH Board of Directors
An exciting volunteer leadership opportunity
The RVH Board of Directors is currently recruiting and invites residents living or working in North Simcoe Muskoka to express their interest in joining the health centre Board of Directors to guide RVH into its bold, exciting future. Read More
RVH receives funding for regional Child & Youth Mental Health program
Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins visited Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to announce the provincial government will invest $3.2 million in annual funding for a regional Child and Youth Mental Health program, helping thousands of troubled youth throughout North Simcoe Muskoka. To read more,
Vitalsigns - RVH's Annual report to the region
• Hearts & Minds
• Child Youth & Mental Health
• In-hospital Dialysis
• Advanced Cardiac Care
Read Vitalsigns 2016
RVH has launched its dynamic new Strategic Plan. Shaped by the voices of over 3,000 people who care about the future of healthcare in our region, this plan will act as a roadmap to guide RVH over the next five to seven years.
Led by a relentless commitment to safety and quality, with an eye to advancing innovation, learning and research, RVH will accelerate to the next level of excellence - raising the bar to bring exceptional care close to home for residents throughout Simcoe Muskoka.
It is a plan rooted in a philosophy we call
MY CARE. RVH has put a stake in the ground and said every patient has a right to expect the best possible experience in our health centre. Always. Every day. And without exception. And that laser-like focus on our patients and their families will ensure we not only meet their needs, but exceed their expectations. They will be partners in their care and involved in planning and decision-making every step of their healthcare journey.
Our vision is bold, our focus is clear and our plan is achievable.