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Union says funding cuts leading to more infections at hospitals

More people are expected to die in Ontario this year from infections caught at a hospital than in car crashes.

That was the word from a group of Ontario Council of Hospital Unions workers who stopped by Stratford Tuesday. The figures come from a study called Hospital-Acquired Infections: Stop Preventable Deaths.

Nicholas Black, a hospital cleaner and a member of OCHU, says funding cuts are taking a bite out of proper cleaning procedures:

Black says in the end that doesn’t save anything:

The group of OCHU workers is touring the province trying to get the word out about this issue. Roughly 3200 patients will die from a hospital-acquired infection in 2017 compared to 2000 in car wrecks.

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