Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Integrated Health is shut down
The charity founded by the Prince of Wales has been planning the closure of the the Foundation for Integrated Health for some months but it has been brought forward due to a fraud investigation.
A 49 year old man and a 54 year old women have been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering following an investigation into £300,000 of unaccounted funds in the books.
The shut down had been planned for a number of months as part of an agreed strategy but the trustees have fast tracked the closure as a result of the investigation. The charity have already ceased operations though a formal closure is expected to take several weeks.
Trustees have said they believe the foundation has achieved is primary purpose of promoting integrated health care and since its establishment in 1993 they have succeeded in merging integrated health care into mainstream healthcare.
Between 2000-2007 The Foundation ran a regulation programme as requested by the Department of Health which resulted in the creation of an independent self regulatory body for complementary therapy, called the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
The trustees believe that the most successful way of promoting integrated healthcare is to do so through networks of practitioners which the charity has helped to establish. The networks have managed to bring together specialists who are advocates of integrated healthcare including doctors, nurses, clinicians and scientists.
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