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Province Supports Cardiac Care Unit at RVH

Ontario Also Investing More Than $5.2 Million in North Simcoe Muskoka Hospitals

  • Investing in Cardiac Care at RVH

    Province gives $9.1 million in funding for new cardiac care unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is investing nearly $5.2 million in five hospitals in the North Simcoe Muskoka region.

As part of the province’s $51.8 billion investment in health care in the 2016 Budget, Ontario will increase operating funding to area hospitals by:

-       Approximately $2 million for Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

-       Over $180,000 for Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

-       More than $500,000 for Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital

-       Over $2 million for Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

-       Over $500,000 for Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare

The province has also committed to support a new Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Unit at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre that will provide cardiac catheterizations and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention services closer to home for patients in the community. The project includes over 14,000 square feet of existing shelled space for two cardiac catheterization laboratories, related recovery and short stay areas, and other support areas.

Increased investment in health care is part of the government's plan to build a betterOntariothrough its Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, which provides patients with faster access to the right care; better home and community care; the information they need to live healthy; and a health care system that is sustainable for generations to come.


“With this new and important funding, we are working to ensure that patients have faster access to the right care, now and in the future. Making these necessary investments in our health care system is part of our commitment to put patients first by ensuring they get the high-quality health care they need – when they need it.”

— Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care 

“Today’s announcement is going to save lives. Within a matter of months, residents in Barrie, Simcoe County and Muskoka will have access to the best emergency cardiac care right here at RVH. This type of investment reconfirms our government’s commitment to top-quality health care, not only in our region, but right across the province.”

— Ann Hoggarth, MPP Barrie

“We all know someone who has been impacted by heart disease. Thanks to the provincial government’s support, heart patients throughout North Simcoe Muskoka will soon have access to the gold standard of lifesaving cardiac services – treatment at a cardiac centre within 90 minutes of a heart attack. Simply put, this regional advanced cardiac program will save lives.”

— Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO


  • Royal Victoria Hospital’s Percutaneous Coronary Intervention program will be developed as a joint program with the Southlake Regional Health Centre.
  • The RVH  Phase 1 Redevelopment project, which opened its doors in 2012, included construction of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, capacity 101 new inpatient beds, expanded emergency and ambulatory care, two operating rooms, enhancements to laboratory and diagnostic imaging, and the construction of a four bunker/three-machine Cancer Treatment Centre.
  • The government has invested almost $2 billion to significantly reduce wait times since 2003–04.
  • Health care funding has increased from $29.2 billion in 2003–2004 to $51.8 billion in
  • 2016–17.
  • Hospital funding in Ontario has increased more than 50 per cent, from $11.3 billion in 2003-04 to $17.4 billion in 2016-17. 


2016 Ontario Budget

Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care

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