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Starting January 5, 2022, as directed by the provincial government, RVH will temporarily pause all non-emergency surgeries and ambulatory procedures to preserve bed capacity and maintain safe staffing levels. The surgical pause comes as Ontario records record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations steadily increase, and more healthcare workers become ill or are exposed to COVID-19.

RVH will continue to perform emergency and urgent surgeries and procedures, such as trauma, cancer and vascular procedures, however:

  • All non-urgent surgical and endoscopic procedures will be cancelled and rescheduled at a later date.
  • Other non-urgent outpatient appointments may be postponed.
  • Virtual visits will continue to be offered for many exams and assessments, including cardiac, mental health and cancer.

Patients will be notified directly if this pause impacts their surgery, procedure or clinic appointment. Only those patients whose appointments are cancelled will be notified. If you do not receive a call, your surgery/appointment will proceed and closer to the date, you will receive instructions to prepare and what to do upon arrival.

RVH’s Emergency department remains open for patients requiring urgent care, however it does not provide COVID PCR testing. Symptomatic patients who meet the province’s new testing criteria criteria can make an appointment at RVH’s Testing Clinic.