‘North Campus’ Redevelopment and Expansion
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) current facility needs to double in size to meet the healthcare needs of Barrie and area’s exploding population.
Over the past year, RVH has consulted significantly with staff, physicians, patients, families and residents throughout the region. That broad consultation has enabled architects to develop a preferred option for redevelopment, which include construction of a large, inpatient tower on the current 40-acre site, as well as significant expansion of many programs.
The north campus design will almost double the size of RVH’s current facility and will be constructed over the next decade, once government approval is secured. The design includes adding a T-shaped, nine-story, 730,000 square foot tower on the west side of the current campus accommodating more than 200 additional inpatient beds. A helipad will be located on the roof of the tower.
RVH is facing crippling capacity challenges and the phased plan addresses RVH’s most urgent space priorities. Phase 1 of the north campus plan includes renovations and expansion within the current building, including:
- Fit-out of the empty “shelled” space built in the 2012 expansion
- Significant expansion of maternal child, critical care, renal and surgery departments
- Expansion of the cancer centre to accommodate more radiation units and clinic space
- Linking the 2012 expansion with the original building
- Doubling the size of Rotary Place for non-clinical services
- Increased parking capacity
In total, renovations and new construction will expand RVH’s current facility by over 800,000 square feet and add a total of 250 new beds.
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RVH At A Glance
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RVH has achieved 8 consecutive balanced budgets
RVH has many academic partnerships and affiliations with 1,300 student placements each year.
Annual operating budget of $3.25 million.
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