The families of 13 children have been told how their kids could be at risk of infection following procedures at an Adelaide hospital.
SA Health has confirmed syringes used in a certain surgery at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in North Adelaide were not sterile, but had been cleaned.
They had been delivered to the surgical theatre in a sealed bag to inject antibiotics since 2013, during cerebrospinal shunt surgery, with a recent review revealing the lapse in infection control.
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SA Health said the 13 children would be monitored, but the risk of infection was extremely low.