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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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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


RVH directed to cancel non-emergency surgeries and procedures

The province's hospitals, with exception of those in Northern Ontario, have been directed by Ontario Health to ramp down all non-emergency, scheduled surgeries, procedures and other non-urgent activities, effective Monday April 12. Click here to read.

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COVID-19 outbreak on RVH's Cardiac Renal unit

RVH in consultation with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on the Cardiac Renal Inpatient unit.

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​Message to the Community from RVH President & CEO Janice Skot

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic on March 11th, 2020. Sadly, that was the same day an elderly RVH patient died from complications related to the virus.

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​COVID-19 Virtual Community Town Hall 

Hosted by Janice Skot, RVH President and CEO; Mayor Jeff Lehman, City of Barrie; Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; Dr. Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Of fic er, Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch; and Chief Kimberley Greenwood, Barrie Police Service.

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​No visitors allowed at RVH

This measure is being implemented in alignment with the province-wide lockdown and to keep our patients, staff and physicians safe. Click here for more information.

  • ​RVH opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre
    The COVID-19 Assessment Centre, located at 29 Sperling Drive, includes the current COVID-19 Testing Clinic as well as a new COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic. Here, patients with moderate symptoms common to COVID-19, the flu or a cold will be assessed by a physician. Click here to read more

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​RVH set to open Regional Pandemic Response Unit 

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across the province and in Simcoe Muskoka, today Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) cut the ribbon on its Regional Pandemic Response Unit (PRU).

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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.