“Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 activity and is currently facing significant capacity challenges which impede our ability to provide timely care to Simcoe Muskoka residents. Wait times in our Emergency department can often be long, the demand for inpatient beds continues to grow and with more area facilities experiencing outbreak, this burden will continue to grow,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “Given the rapid spread and increasing threat of the Omicron variant, RVH fully supports additional public health measures introduced by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. We know these measures, while difficult, are necessary to stem the spread of COVID-19 and further protect our communities.
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