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NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust

Mulberry 1 is an acute assessment unit based at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

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How this service can help you

Mulberry 1 is a 14-bed in-patient unit supporting adults aged 17-65 with severe mental illnesses or disorders. The unit is the first step of the Trust's 3-3-3 model, with a typical stay of up to three days. At Mulberry 1 we offer assessments, brief interventions in the form of short-term support, and we work with service users to develop a recovery plan.

Admission for specialist assessment is within 72 hours, resulting in either recommendation for admission to Mulberry 2, transfer of care to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (if appropriate), or transfer of care back to the GP or community team or agency.

Mulberry 1 has:

  • En-suite shower and toilet facilities in all rooms
  • Treatment for a spectrum of mental illnesses requiring specialist care
  • Therapeutic programme providing individual person-centred therapy
  • Discharge supported by a mutually agreed follow-up plan
  • A person-centred approach

 Please see the leaflet at the bottom of this page for more information about the unit.

What to expect

When service users arrive
On arrival to the ward, service users will be invited to attend a welcome meeting, which will include an introduction to the ward. They will be asked to complete a questionnaire to determine what they need from their stay on the ward, followed by a meeting with the primary nurse. Service users will be given a personal recovery file, which will include their care plan, wellness recovery plan and daily self-assessment.

During their stay
Daily breakfast meetings will be held to allow services users and staff to meet over tea and toast. There is a dedicated quiet office that is used by staff, service users and carers to work on the care plans. A comments book is available at reception to capture feedback and suggestions.

Leaving the ward
A transfer meeting is held with the service user, their carer, care co-ordinator and transfer team to discuss the next steps. The service user will be asked to complete a how-did-we-do questionnaire to help inform the process. The service user will then be transferred to the next appropriate stage of care.


Where is it?

Mulberry 1, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge CB21 5EF

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Contact the service

  • T 01223 218616
  • F 01223 218715 
  • Ward Manager/Modern Matron: Eddi Paul
  • Consultant: Dr Asha Praseedom
  • Ward administrator: Mary Henniker

Visiting times

Visitors are welcome to the ward during the following visiting periods:
Monday – Friday: 17:30- 20:30
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-20:30

Please alert members of staff on the ward if visitors are not able to attend during these
visiting hours and other arrangements can be discussed.

The page was last updated on 30 January 2014 by andrea.bateman.

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