Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie is being a good neighbour, accepting COVID-19 patients from overwhelmed hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, while caring for local residents who are also infected with the virus.
There are three COVID units at RVH with more than 60 patients being treated for the virus.
On Friday, the hospital tweeted a video of Dr. Chris Martin, Chief of Critical Care, in which he said they are getting close to being overwhelmed.
#RVH's Dr. Chris Martin wishes you could see what he sees. Today, we have over 60 COVID-19 patients. We need everyone to do their part to #StopTheSpread. #StayHome #PhysicalDistance #WearAMask #WashYourHands #GetVaccinated and go to https://t.co/tDUv3XC9lE for more info. pic.twitter.com/r2rlFCA4fs— RVH News (@TeamRVH) April 23, 2021
“I just wish you could come inside and see what we see,” said Martin in the video. “It’s overwhelming.”
Martin said as frustrating as the lockdowns are and the restrictions on businesses, it’s really crucial that people do their part.
“We don’t need one person or a small group to do everything,” said Martin. “We need everyone to do 10 per cent more and we will beat this.”