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NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust

Mulberry 2 is an acute treatment unit based at Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge

How this service can help you

With a typical length stay of up to three weeks, Mulberry 2 will be responsible for delivering the care plan devised in Mulberry 1 (acute assessment unit). The focus during the stay on this unit will continue to be on-going assessment but also upon treatment, care and recovery, enabling service users to attain a position in which they feel clinically safe to take on the challenges that exist in the community. 

Mulberry 2 helps adults aged between 17-65 with severe mental illness/disorder who are experiencing an acute episode or are in crisis.

Mulberry 2 staffing levels September 2014


Day shifts

Night shifts

All shifts combined

Registered staff




Unregistered staff




All ward staff




The figures in each box relate to the percentage of staff in each category who were actually on duty, compared with the number that were planned to be on duty.

For more information on our staffing levels please click here. 

What to expect when you arrive

When service users arrive on the unit, they will be invited to attend a welcome meeting which will include an introduction by the acute assessment unit /Cambridge Crisis Home Treatment Team and will be given a Care Team Card which will include details of the primary and secondary nurse and a named HCA for the duration of the admission.

Service users will be asked to complete a questionnaire called What do you need from us and given a personal recovery file which will include the care plan, wellness recovery plan and daily self-assessment sheet.

During their stay

‘You said, we did’ Board on the unit will display service user/carer suggestions and the actions taken.

Nurses and Health Care Assistants take an active part in treatment, and an evening will be dedicated by staff to carer communication when planned telephone contact will be made to provide updates.

Mulberry 3 provides a therapeutic group programme as well as treatment in the form of medication and one-to-one time with named nurses and doctors

Leaving the ward

A meeting will be held with the service user, their family member or representative, the care coordinator and the transfer team to discuss the next step. The service user will be asked to complete a how did we do questionnaire so that any unmet needs can be determined and appropriate action taken.

The service user will then be discharged home with follow-up if well enough or transferred to the appropriate stage of care in the 3-3-3 model. 

Where is it?

Mulberry2, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge CB21 5EF

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Contact the service

T 01223 218557

Acting ward manager: Jane Poppitt
Modern Matron: Denise Hone
Consultant: Dr Rebecca Jacob
Ward administrator: Samantha Youtzy 

Visiting times

Visitors are welcome to the ward during the following visiting periods:
Monday – Friday: 18:00- 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 03 November 2014 by agrosbois.

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