NewsCouncil of Hospital Unions cites health concerns SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Monday, Jan. 9th, 2017The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions believes hospitals could be making patients sicker. The labour group believes cost-cuts mean the hospitals aren’t clean enough to keep bacteria from infecting already sick patients. Union spokesman Michael Hurley says the health-care industry is complacent about the number of people who die each year from hospital-acquired infections. And Hurley blames the Ontario government for this. He says the government’s priority should be to reduce patients picking up bacteria in hospitals and not cutting programs that keep them clean.