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Brisbane hospital Worker charged over Patient's death

A hospital worker has been charged with causing the death of an elderly patient in Brisbane.

The 50-year-old worker will front court on Monday, charged with the manslaughter of an 81-year-old patient who was treated at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital.

It's alleged the male worker and the patient were involved in an incident on April 30.

The elderly man was later moved to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, where he died about two weeks later.

Queensland Health have launched an investigation into the incident but would not say what role the man was employed in.

"As with any serious matter, we have launched an internal investigation into this incident," Queensland health said in a statement.

"As this matter is now before the courts, we are unable to comment further."

AAP

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