The Charity Commission

Watchdog could probe hospice collapse

James Harrison

Local Democracy Reporter

The government could investigate the closure of a South Tyneside hospice that provided end-of-life care for 30 years.

The Charity Commission has confirmed it's looking into what led St Clare's in Jarrow to shut its doors earlier this year.

At the time, bosses at the centre said they were "devastated" to close but had "no option given its financial position".

It followed an inadequate rating from the Care Quality Commission the year before.

St Clare's Hospice
St Clare's Hospice