The ABC reported sterilisation equipment was being brought in from elsewhere. Rusty equipment may have been to blame for forcing surgical operations to be suspended at one of Queensland’s busiest hospitals, leaving patients waiting for scheduled surgeries. Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, one of Australia’s leading teaching and research hospitals, was under the microscope when staff told the ABC they noticed rust on some of the equipment. Health Minister Steven Miles confirmed there was a “malfunction with the sterilisation equipment” but said no patients were exposed. “Due to a malfunction with the sterilisation equipment, the Princess Alexandra Hospital is only conducting emergency and urgent elective surgery today with reserve sterilised equipment,” the minister said on Friday. “As always, patient safety is the priority. I have been advised that no patients have been exposed to unsterilised equipment.” All but the most pressing operations have been cancelled. Health authorities have not […]