A vision to Plan our Future. Together.
RVH provides safe, high-quality, specialized services and advanced technology to patients throughout 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.
Developing a hospital is a complex, lengthy process. Given explosive population growth in the region, there is not time to waste. Our plan is based on a two-campus, integrated approach. This approach ensures that services are made available as soon as possible.
We’ve made progress. In 2019, the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Clinic began offering services to the south Simcoe Country community. Now, that we have determined the location of our South Campus in Innisfil, at the south-west corner of Yonge Street and Innisfil Beach Road, south of Stroud, we will work with the Ministry of Health to ensure we can secure approvals and get shovels in the ground as soon as possible.
We’re excited to keep moving forward with our expansion plans and including you, every step of the way.
Why is there urgency?
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.
The population in south Simcoe County is booming and is projected to double over the next 20 years, with 170,000 new residents—over 74,000 in Innisfil alone.