NHS bosses could be in line for a £5.5million property bonanza as part of a health shake-up which left parts of an East Lancashire hospital complex surplus to requirements.

Parts of the former Calderstones Hospital site, near Whalley, have been decommissioned, as health service leaders look to treat more patients in the community.

Other services once provided at the sprawling location, off Mitton Road, are now catered for elsewhere and other residential locations are no longer needed.

This has left Mersey Care, the NHS foundation trust now responsible for the old Calderstones estate, with several vacant buildings, according to a board report.

Whalley Houses, the collective name for various properties around the site, are estimated to be worth £3.5millon to £4.5million.

And Gisburn Lodge, formerly part of the specialist learning disabilities division, has a price tag of £300,000.

Scott House, a mental health unit based at Norden, near Rochdale, has been valued at £1million.

Last month concerns were raised over Calderstones low-security patients after Mersey Care failed in a £35million bid for a new unit at Maghull.