Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP)
A message to RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) patients:
Delivering safe, high-quality care is the highest priority for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre's (RVH) Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program. We want to assure you that RVH rigorously follows all safety protocols and practices when administering cancer treatment.
Cancer Care Ontario, the agency that oversees cancer services in the province, has identified a variation in practice at some hospitals. The issue pertains to three drugs (Pembrolizumab, Nivolumab and Panitumumab) used to treat advanced and metastatic cancers.
RVH promptly conducted a full review of our processes and the investigation did not identify any issue or concern with the delivery of systemic therapy at RVH. No RVH patients were affected and our patients did receive the intended dose of medication.
If you are a patient, family member or caregiver and you have concerns or questions please speak to a member of your care team and they will direct your inquiry. Alternatively, call the cancer centre at 705-739-5661 and we will quickly address any concerns you may have.
Your safety is our priority. You can be assured RVH continues to follow protocols and review practices to ensure the intended dose of medication is delivered to all patients.