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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 half of RVH's patients living outside the City of Barrie.

As the largest health centre in North Simcoe Muskoka, RVH provides highly specialized services, and technology not found anywhere else in the region. This includes the only interventional radiology suites for minimally invasive surgeries, vascular services, advanced stroke care, as well as dedicated trauma rooms in its large Emergency department. RVH is also home to the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Program and the RVH Regional Renal Program meaning distance is no longer a factor for residents receiving lifesaving treatment.


RVH News

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RVH selects site designs

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre's (RVH) Board of Directors has approved the designs for the proposed north campus expansion and the future south campus. The design choices come after two years of consultation with staff, physicians, patients and the community, as well as extensive data and population analysis. 

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Allergy alert at RVH

At RVH, safety is our promise and that includes ensuring our workplace is safe for our patients, employees, physicians and volunteers.  That's why, effective immediately, RVH is banning poinsettia plants in the health centre, including Rotary Place.

Due to a life-threatening allergy of one of our team members we are introducing this mandatory ban. Any poinsettias currently in the building have been safely removed. 

Members of the public are asked to not bring poinsettias to the health centre. Members of staff and our volunteers will remind visitors of this restriction throughout the holiday season.

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​No tricks, all treats this Halloween as RVH Auxiliary completes its $2 million Hearts & Minds pledge

Lise McCourt, president, RVH Auxiliary, presented the final installment of $200,000 which took the original pledge over the finish line. Hard work, determination and a strong community presence were at the forefront of the massively successful campaign, with funds supporting RVH’s Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program. 

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RVH prepares for flu season to protect patient safety

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is once again making influenza immunization more convenient for staff, physicians, volunteers and students by offering the flu shot within the workplace. 

Flu vaccines are available for members of TEAM RVH within the health centre during the five-week campaign (October 21 to November 24). 

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​RVH announces VP after extensive search 

After a nation-wide search, RVH is pleased to announce Elizabeth (Liz) Ferguson as RVH’s Vice President Patient Programs, Flow & Chief Nursing Executive (CNE). She will join the organization in early January, 2020. 

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RVH releases its annual report to the community

RVH's 2019 edition of Vitalsigns, our annual report, is now available. Through a partnership with Metroland Media (Barrie Advance) our annual report will be distributed to 65,000 homes in Simcoe Muskoka.

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​​RVH awarded highest performance rating from Accrediation Canada 

RVH has once again been awarded the highest possible performance designation from Accreditation Canada – Accredited with Exemplary Standing.

The decision follows a four-day visit in early-February by external Accreditation Canada surveyors during which every aspect of the RVH's programs, policies and practices were carefully assessed.

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RVH seeks Patient & Family Advisors 

Are you interested in becoming an RVH Patient Family Advisor? RVH is currently accepting applications from interested candidates for a number of councils. 

Click here for the application form

Email or
call (705) 728-9090 ext. 42319 for more information.

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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, 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.