St Clare’s Hospice, the local independent hospice for the community of South Tyneside, will resume clinical services from Monday 17th December.
During a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last week, the Hospice was given the go ahead to recommence all clinical services in our Wellbeing Centre and eight-bed In-Patient Unit.
We are delighted that the CQC has confirmed that we are ready to resume our clinical services. Our team have worked hard over the last three months, alongside our colleagues at the South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to address all concerns previously raised by the CQC. We are now in a stronger position than ever before, with revised internal policies and procedures in place to underpin the good care that we provide.
Our Wellbeing Centre, (formerly known as the Day Hospice), will resume on Monday 17th December, followed by our In-Patient Unit becoming operational from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
Over the coming months we will continue to work through our improvement plans to ensure St Clare’s Hospice continues to move forward, with the support of a new leadership team and additional members on our Board of Trustees.
The entire St Clare’s Hospice team are looking forward to welcoming patients to the Hospice and recommencing our services from this week.
We'd like to thank our colleagues at the CQC, the South Tyneside CCG, and our neighbouring hospices for their support in helping us to resume our services, as well as our dedicated team of staff and volunteers at St Clare’s Hospice.
W'd also like to extend our thanks to our patients, their families, our supporters and the community of South Tyneside, who have all shown us tremendous support over the past three months.