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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.​
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's Child and Youth Mental Health Program moves forward

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) kicked off National Mental Health Week by awarding the contract for its regional Child & Youth Mental Health program. The contract was awarded to CHART Construction Management Inc. of Concord, Ontario following a public tendering process.

Read more here

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​McDonald's partners with RVH for McHappy Day®​ ​ 

Local McDonald's restaurants have partnered with Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to raise funds for Child and Youth Mental Health Services at RVH and Ronald McDonald House Toronto on McHappy Day®. This is the 24th year for McDonald's Canada's national fundraising event. To learn more, click here​.

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​Barrie boy makes 'tracks' to break down stigma of mental health

Zach Hofer, 12, is lacing up his running shoes to make a difference for area kids struggling with mental health issues. Zach will be running, biking, walking from Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) to Parliament Hill in Ottawa starting on August 13.​

Read more here

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​RVH celebrates its Blue Brigade

​​​​Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is ​celebrating its 800-strong volunteer force during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23 to 29. Throughout the week, volunteers are being recognized in various ways including a luncheon held in their honour.

Click here 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 (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 w​alk-in clinics by clicking here.

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


Vitalsigns - RVH's Annual report to the region
What's inside:

  • • ​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, 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.​​​​