Princess Alexandra Hospital has had to cancel surgeries indefinitely. Picture: Mark Cranitch.
Princess Alexandra Hospital has had to cancel surgeries indefinitely. Picture: Mark Cranitch.

Surgery cancelled at major Brisbane hospital

SURGERY has been cancelled indefinitely at one of Queensland's biggest hospitals because of a problem with sterilisation equipment.

The Courier-Mail understands emergency surgery that would normally be performed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, on Brisbane's southside, will instead be performed at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Princess Alexandra Hospital has had to cancel surgeries indefinitely. Picture: Mark Cranitch.
Princess Alexandra Hospital has had to cancel surgeries indefinitely. Picture: Mark Cranitch.

A spokesman for the Metro South Hospital and Health Service, which includes the PA Hospital, said the facility's emergency department was still open and accepting patients.

"Due to a malfunction with sterilisation equipment, the Princess Alexandra Hospital is not currently conducting surgeries," he said.

"Our technicians are working to rectify this situation."