Technically, the judge will announce his decision on whether to send the child to the hospice soon, but he had said that's what would happen if the hospital and parents didn't reach another agreement, and it appeared the hospital was unwilling to pursue anything the parents wanted.
Charlie Gard's parents are ending their legal fight to take their critically ill son to the U.S. for treatment.
Meanwhile, Katie Gollop QC, who is acting for Great Ormond Street hospital, said the hospital had searched "the length and breadth of the country" for an appropriate medical team who could care for Charlie.
Mr Justice Francis said he had been hoping for consensus. It has suggested that he should be removed from life support within hours of being transferred to a hospice.
The deadline for Charlie Gard's parents to make a deal with Great Ormond Street Hospital has now passed.
He said the couple felt there was a "brutality" in taking Charlie to a hospice.
"Unless by 12pm tomorrow [Thursday] the parents and guardian and Great Ormond Street hospital can agree alternative arrangements, Charlie will be transferred to a hospice and extubated shortly thereafter", he said.
Charlie requires invasive ventilation to breathe and can not see, hear or swallow.
NURSES at Great Ormond Street Hospital volunteered to work overtime to care for Charlie Gard in his last hours, as his parents reluctantly accepted they can not take him home to die.
"This has been a very, very hard decision to reach", the judge said.
Once there, the baby's life support eventually would be switched off.
His parents said they knew the chance of the experimental treatment working was slim, but they wanted to try anyway for Charlie's sake.
Doctors at Great Ormond Street opposed that, saying it would not help and could cause Charlie more suffering.
The parents, who wanted to take the 11-month-old to the US for experimental treatment, gave up their struggle earlier this week after recent scans showed irreversible damage to his muscles. The hospital's lawyers demanded that a decision be made today, and have said that Gard should either stay at the hospital or die the same day he is admitted to hospice.
They also failed to persuade European Court of Human Rights judges to intervene.
"As I disclosed in court on July 13, I have relinquished and have no financial interest in the treatment being developed for Charlie's condition", he continued.
On Monday the couple abandoned their months-long battle to take Charlie to the United States for experimental treatment.