MSPs have called for action to restore public confidence in the north-east’s flagship hospital.
The politicians claimed it was clear problems at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) were due to the behaviour of a small number of consultants.
Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said NHS Grampian’s board and management team must put a plan in place that has the full support of the Scottish Government.
He called on the health bosses to publish in full the Royal College of Surgeons England report on general surgery at ARI.
Reflecting on the three reports, Mr Macdonald said: “They confirm that urgent action needs to be taken to deal with inappropriate behaviour by a small number of senior doctors which are at the heart of the problems in NHS Grampian.
“The board has accepted the recommendations in these reports; they must now act urgently to ensure that they do so as swiftly as possible.”
North-east Liberal Democrat MSP Alison McInnes said it was a “huge testament” to frontline staff that patient care has not been significantly compromised in the face of the problems.
“But it is also clear that their goodwill cannot continue to compensate for cultural failings, defective patient management systems and dysfunctional relationships further up the organisation,” she added.
Scottish Conservative health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said Grampian was a health board in “serious trouble” and the government must step in to help.
“It’s totally unacceptable that patient safety should be jeopardised by such a chronically bad approach to management,” he added.
Aberdeen Donside SNP MSP Mark McDonald said: “The interim chief executive has a big task on his hands to instil a much stronger leadership and management culture and bring some of the very worrying behaviour that is described in the report under control.”
Aberdeen Central SNP MSP Kevin Stewart said care delivered at ARI was safe but the practices of a small number of clinicians and some board members had “fallen well short” of what people expected.