Unsterilised syringes used at Adelaide hospital

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.


SA Health said the 13 children would be monitored, but the risk of infection was extremely low.