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Faulty concrete fears at 250 NHS Scotland sites

More than 250 NHS buildings in Scotland could contain a potentially dangerous type of concrete that can collapse without warning.

NHS Scotland issued a Safety Action Notice in February and completed a "desktop survey" of its estate in June.

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) was used to build roofs, walls and floors from the 1960s to the 1990s.

NHS Scotland has warned the material is potentially vulnerable to "catastrophic failure without warning".

But a Scottish government spokesperson said there was "no evidence to suggest that these buildings are not safe."

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Source: BBC News, 25 July 2023


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