Murder charge over hospital bashing

53-year-old man dies following fight

A man has been charged with murder following a deadly assault in Southport on Friday.

Detectives claim a 53-year-old Townsville man and the 38-year-old accused got into a fight at the Gold Coast University Hospital around 8am.

The older man suffered serious head injuries as a result of the scuffle, and died in hospital on Sunday as a result of the injuries.

The 38-year-old man has been charged with one count of murder and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.