Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre RVH) will expand its capacity thanks to provincial funding in excess of twelve million dollars.
The Ontario Government announced in late OCtober it would be contributing $116 million in funding to create hundreds of more beds at hospitals across Ontario. RVH now knows it is among the recipients. It will receive $12,062,700, which will allow the health centre to open up to 99 more beds.
“It will enable RVH to open its 70-bed regional Pandemic Response Unit later this month, as well as 29 beds throughout the health centre, including medical, surgical, critical care and mental health beds,” said Janice Skot, RVH President & CEO. “This will help ease the backlog created when scheduled procedures and exams had to be cancelled during Wave 1 of the pandemic earlier this year.”
RVH will also receive $275,090 to increase hours of operation for its MRI and CT scanners