80th birthday party guests hospitalised

Six people were rushed to hospitals across Brisbane on Sunday afternoon after becoming seriously unwell at an 80th birthday party. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled

Six partygoers who fell ill at an 80th birthday party were rushed to hospitals across Brisbane on Sunday afternoon after suffering gastro-like symptoms.

Guests at the party had been told to bring a plate, with several of them becoming sick during the celebration.

Emergency services were called to the gathering at a house at Norman Park in Brisbane’s southeast about 3.30pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics arrived at the party where 10 guests were experiencing gastro, nausea, dizziness and head spins.

Six of the guests were taken to hospitals across the city, including Princess Alexandra, Mater and Queen Elizabeth II.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles
Emergency services attended the 80th birthday party to assist guests who had fallen illl. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Glenn Campbell

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services attended the party and tested for environmental toxicity but did not find anything that may have caused people to suddenly become sick.

Queensland Police assisted emergency services at the party and were conducting further investigations. A spokesperson said they did not believe there was anything suspicious.