News Hospital Study Shows Some Sterilizing Short-Falls SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Wednesday, Jan. 11th, 2017 A province-wide study of hospital cleaning staff has found many short-comings when it comes to keeping hospitals bacteria free. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions released a report as it tours the province campaigning for cleaner hospitals. The study says hospitals don’t have enough cleaning staff to keep bed rails, mattresses, taps and door handles sterilized. Timmins hospital worker Nicholas Black says hiring more staff would help. A federal agency says each years across Canada, more than 200-thousand patients pick up infections while being treated at health facilities.