Hospitals are full of infection, in fact, checking into a hospital can boost your chances of infection. Hospital bed safety railings are a major source of these infections. Because it is in direct contact with the patient, the most contaminated surface in the hospital room is the bed rail. Copper has been known for its anti-microbial properties since antiquity. It kills viruses, fungi and bacteria continuously. Replacing these bed-railings with anti-microbial copper ones will decrease the chance of infection due to surface contact. The bed-rails are the first step of a greater plan to replace surfaces of contact like door handles, soap dispensers etc.