A vision to Plan our Future. Together.

RVH provides safe, high-quality, specialized services and advanced technology to patients throughout North Simcoe Muskoka. We have developed a graduated plan to meet healthcare needs in booming south Simcoe County.

Our long-range planning exercise will not only determine where we provide care, but will redefine how we provide care. We plan to maximize technology to support a “hospital of the future”, while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.

Seven years after opening our expansion we’ve begun a long-range planning exercise. But why now?

Good planning takes time

Planning is a complex, lengthy process — from 5 to 20 years — so we need to start now. We have a graduated plan to ensure that services are made available as soon as possible.

Capacity challenges

RVH is experiencing critical capacity challenges. On most days every bed is full. In fact, our occupancy rate is consistently over 115 per cent. It’s an important driver for RVH to keep its safety promise.

Running out of room

RVH’s 40-acre site on Georgian Drive is almost fully utilized and expansion is simply not possible without significant redevelopment to maximize available space.

Urgent needs not met

The 2012 expansion added important programs but didn’t address all urgent priorities like obstetrics, neonatal care, pediatrics, intensive care and surgical services.

Exploding population

The population in south Simcoe County is booming and is projected to have significant growth in the next 20 years. In fact, projections show that the total population of Barrie, Innisfil and Springwater will be 370,000. That’s the same size as London, Ontario!

Coming soon!

RVH will be leasing 5,000 square-feet of the new Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre in Innisfil, which is on track to open in fall-2019. We will provide outpatient services, which are still to be determined, but may include adult medical clinics, child and youth treatment clinics and other specialized care outpatient clinics.

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