An infestation of maggots has caused the closure of three operating theatres at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, it has emerged.
NHS Grampian said that it was investigating the possible cause of the problem.
The health authority has not yet said how many operations have been affected by the closure.
It is expected that NHS Grampian will release more details about the situation later.
Aberdeen Central Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said: "Many people will be shocked and disgusted that there is an infestation of maggots."