Local developer buys ventilators for RVH


JCR Holdings donated $50,000 to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie this year to purchase ventilators for the Intensive Care Unit.

JCR president Jeff Rice recognizes “the incredible sacrifice” that health-care workers are making right now and wanted to send a strong message that they are supported.

“As we grapple with COVID-19, we know critical care is where the biggest fights will be fought,” Rice said. “I want to do my part to make sure medical teams in the ICU have the tools they need for patient care.”

Ventilators are one of the most important tools hospitals can have for COVID-19 patients requiring intensive care.

Significant work is being done to ensure RVH has the capacity and equipment required to respond to the pandemic including ordering additional ventilators, increasing critical care capacity beds and constructing a regional Pandemic Response Unit – a field hospital on the RVH campus.

“Our incredible ICU staff are renowned for providing RVH patients with the highest quality, specialized care at times when they need it most,” said Dr. Chris Martin, Chief and Medical Director, Critical Care.

“Donations from community members like Jeff Rice, are important to ensuring staff and patients get the care they need.”