THE contract for hospital shuttle services has been put out to out to tender.

The buses, which run between the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General and Pendle Community hospitals, are currently operated by coach company Holmswood.

A spokesman for the trust said: “The shuttle bus service is currently out to tender and the tender has been put out at the current time table so no changes are planned.”

The bus service caters for more than 800 patients every weekday, and about 350 at weekends.