We know healthcare is a top priority for you and your family. Find out our long-range plan for the future.
Expanding care in south Simcoe County
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In 2012, RVH doubled in size and introduced new services and advanced technology, including a regional cancer centre, advanced cardiac program, child and youth mental health and expanded kidney care. Patient volumes are surging and RVH has no room to build on its current 40-acre Georgian Drive site.
Meanwhile the population in south Simcoe County is soaring. Did you know the population of Innisfil and Barrie will exceed 415,000 people by 2041?
Charting RVH’s course for the future is a complex and lengthy process; planning and building another hospital could take 20 years or more. RVH wants to expand healthcare to meet our critical capacity challenges much sooner than that.
That’s why our plan takes a graduated approach to developing a south campus. As a first step, RVH will begin providing some outpatient services in Innisfil’s Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre when it opens in early-2020. Next we will maximize available spaces within the current Georgian Drive. Within ten years, we hope to double the size of the current campus by adding a large inpatient tower. All of this will happen while we plan for the south campus in Innisfil or south Barrie.
Broad and genuine engagement will be key to the success of RVH’s planning and there will be many opportunities for you to learn more about our plans and provide your input. Your feedback will ultimately be reflected in the design of the north and south campus and help us determine a location for the future south campus.
RVH is your regional health centre. Add your voice to this important conversation as we Plan our Future. Together.
Charlotte Wallis, RVH Chair, Board of Directors and Janice Skot, RVH President and Chief Executive Officer