The intermediate care service aims to support people who are well enough to leave hospital, but may need some extra support.

Intermediate care


The service in Cambridgeshire provides a health and social care in the community service to facilitate admission avoidance and timely discharge from hospital. This includes responding to crises arising in the community - eg, end-of-life and adult protection, including same day provision of assessment (SAP), care plans, treatment and commissioning or direct provision of care.

Out of hours nursing and social care -The out-of-hours community service is provided by a community team, which provides planned and unplanned and crisis response between the hours of 18.00 to 08.00. The service also co-ordinates hospice at home (out of hours), supports Care Response 24, and social care out of hours (private agencies and integrated locality teams).

End-of-life care - this is provided in conjunction with the planned multidisciplinary health and social care teams. We also provide specialist end-of-life care – see Cambridge City services.


What does the team do?

  • Intermediate care provides crisis intervention and short term rehabilitation for people who are well enough to leave or avoid hospital, but need extra support to do so.
  • The team comprises nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, therapy support workers, social care workers and healthcare assistants.
  • The team will agree a tailored care plan with you to meet your specific needs.

 Where is the service provided?

  • City Care Centre – 34-bed intermediate care unit
  • In the person's home

Contact details

Intermediate Care
City Care Centre
Thorpe Road

T 01733 847125    (general inquiries)


The page was last updated on 10 April 2017 by Mark.Cole.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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