PARKING problems have been reported at Clitheroe’s new community hospital following it’s official opening last month.

Bosses at the East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (ELHT) said they have been made aware of the issue at the Chatburn Road site, and are speaking to NHS Property Services to resolve the situation.

The hospital has 58 free parking spaces, but patients have complained of struggling to find a spot.

A resident has also cited traffic issues in Chatburn Road, which is being used for parking by some patients and visitors.

Martin Morgan, director of Estates and Facilities at ELHT, said: “The new Clitheroe Hospital was designed by East Lancashire Building Partnership and the allocation of parking spaces was agreed with the local planning authority.

“We are aware of the car parking difficulties now the hospital is operational and are consulting with NHS Property Services and the local planning authority in an attempt to resolve the situation.”

The hospital also houses the town’s ambulance station, which was recently moved from Princess Avenue.