A patient who was undergoing surgery has received burns after an electrical fire reportedly broke out in the operating theatre.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) was called to Sunshine Hospital at around 9:20 AM this morning (Monday) after malfunctioning equipment caused a fire.

The 72-year-old woman who was injured in the fire has been taken to the Alfred, where she remains in a critical but stable condition.,

The fire was contained to one theatre and no staff were injured,