• Springbank is located in Fulbourn Hospital, between Cambridge and Fulbourn.
  • There are extensive grounds to go for walks.
  • The hospital has various amenities outside of the ward, such as a music room, a gym, a chapel, and a resource centre.
  • The ward has its own gym and we regularly hold exercise sessions. We are fortunate to have physiotherapists that help set individual exercise programmes for patients. They also help anyone with an existing injury to enable them to recover.
  • There is a centre courtyard within the ward with a garden where we have BBQs and various activities when the weather permits.
  • All the rooms in the ward have en-suite shower and toilet facilities.

What to expect

Before admission:

  • You will need to visit the ward prior to your admission date. This is an opportunity for you to meet the staff and the residents of Springbank ward.
  • This will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the environment and with the rules of the ward.
  • This should allow you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to come to Springbank.
  • You may visit as many times as you need if you are unsure as to whether you would like to be admitted.
  • Our staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have, either in person or over the phone.

On admission:

  • On arrival to Springbank, a nurse and doctor will meet with you to formally admit you to the ward, and to begin working with you on planning your care. Your family, or other 'carers', can also be part of this discussion. You will then be shown around the ward and introduced to other service users and staff including your allocated primary and associate nurse.

During treatment

  • Your primary nurse will meet with you on a weekly basis to discuss your current issues and to work with you to update your individual care plan.  
  • You will also meet with your consultant psychiatrist at least once a week during a clinical review meeting.
  • You will be expected to engage with all aspects of the ward programme.
  • Your participation is essential, not only for your recovery, but also for the recovery of other patients on the ward. Our experience is that everyone learns from each other during our group sessions.

On leaving the ward

  • Planned discharges from in-patient care will be preceded by pre-discharge meetings, usually involving family, carers, and local psychiatric services.
  • Towards the end of treatment, the ward staff will work closely with local services to facilitate the transition back to community services.



The page was last updated on 04 September 2018 by aji.kuriakose.

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