On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that St Clare’s Hospice closed on the 21st January 2019 following a decision to enter into insolvent liquidation.
It is with the deepest regret that we have had to take this decision but unfortunately we have no option given the financial position.
We appreciate this is devastating news for patients, employees and volunteers and have done all we can to avoid this situation.
We are working closely with our healthcare partners at South Tyneside CCG and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that alternative care for our patient day hospice patients and people in South Tyneside needing palliative and end of life care are put in place.
As a past supporter of St Clare’s I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for helping the thousands of families who have needed hospice care over the past 30 years, and whom without your support would not have received the care that they needed at the time that they needed it.
Please accept the Board of Trustees gratitude and appreciation for your continued support during this difficult period.
Tracy Woodall, Chair of Trustees