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​​Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is closely monitoring COVID-19 and taking aggressive action to ensure the safety of its patients and our community amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Email your best wishes to a patient bestwishes@rvh.on.ca 
Include:
•  Patient's name
•  Room number, if you know it

COVID-19 Testing

The drive thru testing centre on the RVH campus is now CLOSED. Patients who do not meet new provincial criteria will not be tested at RVH’s COVID-19 Testing Centre, located at 29 Sperling Drive.

Beginning Sunday October 4, all patients eligible for a COVID-19 test must book an appointment.

To determine if you meet criteria, review theProvince of Ontario COVID-19 website

RVH – Testing Centre

29 Sperling Drive (former Barrie Police headquarters)

Seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Same day appointments

Please note: The time you are booking is your expected time of arrival. Your appointment may encounter a slight delay.

Available online beginning at 7 a.m. until daily capacity is reached. If you are unable to book an online appointment, please call 705-797-3120 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please be patient as call volumes may be high. 

     

 

Important safety information for patients and visitors:

  • RVH is now permitting some visitors - each inpatient is permitted two, one-hour visits per week; one visitor at a time within designated time slots. Full information can be seen here. 

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  • If you have a scheduled appointment, use the MAIN or SIMCOE entrance, as directed when your appointment is scheduled, where you will be screened for COVID-19 before entry. You can wear a homemade mask. If you do not have an appropriate mask, one will be provided for you.
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  • Patients coming to RVH for Outpatient appointments (including day surgery, endoscopy and ambulatory clinic visits) are not permitted a support person unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you have questions please clarify with your Physician’s office or the clinic prior to coming for your visit.
  • The Emergency entrance is for urgent medical care only, with no walk-through access to the health centre. One support person may be permitted if you require assistance, but this is at the discretion of the care team.
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Emergency Department visits

  • If you need urgent medical care, please don’t hesitate to come to RVH’s Emergency department. Our team is well-trained to care for you, while keeping you safe. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and a medical professional will determine if you need to be tested for the virus.
  • Please help us keep our phone lines clear for emergencies and do not call RVH for your COVID test results. RVH will telephone ALL patients who have been swab-tested for COVID in our health centre with their results - positive or negative.
  • Unless you are seeking medical treatment, please DO NOT visit the health centre if you are unwell. Self-isolate at home and call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 for further instructions.
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RVH News

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Click here to view Vitalsigns RVH's annual report to the community

 

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​GBGH partners with RVH to offer echocardiography services to the community

Thanks to a new partnership between Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) and Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) echocardiography services are now available at GBGH.

 

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​RVH offers same-day surgery for arthroplasty patients


Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has just completed a same-day arthroplasty procedure, becoming the first hospital in North Simcoe Muskoka to offer such a service on a regular basis.

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RVH joins global COVID-19 study


Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is one of nearly 40 health centres across Canada selected to participate in a clinical trial to examine potential therapies for COVID-19. The clinical trial is part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Trial. Dr. Giulio DiDiodato, critical care physician and Chief Research Scientist; Dr. Ana Igric, critical care physician and general surgeon; Dr. Murali Krishnan, nephrologist, will lead RVH’s contributions to this global study.

​Click here to read more

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Message to the community from Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO

Now it’s time to plan the resumption of some non-urgent procedures.

RVH has developed a cautious, staged ramp-up plan that protects against the spread of the virus, while staying ready to respond to unexpected COVID-19 surges.

Click here to read more

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MY CARE 

 

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.