THE risk posed by NHS Grampian’s “failed infrastructure” has been upgraded to the highest category — with the health board faced with half a billion pounds less than needed for necessary improvements.

A report warned of potential “major failings”, including “structural building failures” like falling masonry, ceiling collapses and ventilation system failures.

As a result, “adverse related events” were more likely alongside an “impact upon staff safety and experience” and threatening “quality and safety of patient care”.

It also warned that, if improvements are scrapped or delayed, buildings could be forced to close and NHS Grampian’s clinical capacity could be hit.

An NHS Grampian Board Meeting heard that financial pressures were driving the “very high” risk.

Board members welcomed a new Clinical Skills Centre at Dr Gray’s Hospital, but Moray’s main hospital has recently been hit with asewage leak that destroyed hundreds of medical recordsrodents in the female surgical ward, a critical inspection report and the discovery of RAAC concrete.

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