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Welcome to Royal Victoria
Regional Health Centre


Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), located in Barrie, Ont​ario, prov​​​​ides 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.


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​Alarming spike in drug overdoses in region
RVH doc warns: “There is no safe street drug.”

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is seeing a startling spike in opioid drug overdoses. In February RVH’s Emergency department cared for 45 people suffering from unintentional drug overdoses and doctors are ringing alarm bells. 

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RVH patient volumes at all time high

RVH is experiencing unprecedented patient activity and acuity impacting patient wait times and availability of beds for admitted patients. To safely manage the surging volumes of patients RVH has opened another 10-bed temporary overflow unit in its new Cardiac Intervention Unit. Click here to read more

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​RVH celebrates opening of Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins were at RVH this morning to celebrate the opening of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart program, an innovative partnership with Southlake Regional Health Centre.  Click here to read more
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RVH opens regional Child and Youth Mental Health program

People from across the region, including Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services, Michael Coteau, packed RVH's auditorium to celebrate the opening of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health program. 
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New Transitional Unit open to address surging volumes

RVH recently celebrated the opening of its 36-bed Transitional Care Inpatient Unit, an important step toward easing RVH's ongoing capacity challenges before flu season hits.
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Are you experiencing a non-urgent health issue? 

  • RVH is experiencing extremely high volumes of patients in its Emergency department.  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 w​alk-in clinics by clicking here.

  • To learn about when you should visit the Emergency department, click here



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, w​ith 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.​​​​