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.
Cannabis and RVH
It's now legal to purchase and use recreational cannabis in various public and private locations, though it remains illegal to use it in hospitals. RVH remains committed to ensuring the health centre is a safe place to work and to receive care. A reminder to all patients, families and visitors that smoking is not allowed anywhere on RVH property, this includes smoking / vaping cannabis. Patients receiving care at the health centre who require medical cannabis while here are asked to please speak with their healthcare providers for smoke- and vape-free options.
Read Vitalsigns RVH's annual report to the region
RVH approves 9th balanced budget
RVH Board of Directors has approved the health centre’s ninth consecutive balanced budget.
The 2018-'19 budget maintains current levels of access to care, preserves bed capacity and protects staffing levels. It also enables the health centre to continue investing in vital regional services, such as advanced cardiac care, child and youth mental health and kidney care services.
RVH and County of Simcoe Paramedic Services working together to reduce Ambulance Offload Times
Ambulance Offload Times are measured from the moment a patient enters an emergency department (ED) by ambulance to the time when their care is transferred from paramedics to ED staff. While the provincial average sits at 54 minutes, RVH's current offload times are an average of 25.6 minutes, down from 45.7 minutes in 2016/17. Click here to read more.
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 walk-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.