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

Welcome to Mulberry 2

Mulberry 2, our assessment and treatment ward at Fulbourn Hospital, is the second stage in the 3-3-3 journey.

With a typical length of stay of up to three weeks, Mulberry 2 is responsible for devising  care plans tailored to individual need. The focus during the stay on this ward is on-going assessment but also treatment, care and recovery, enabling the people we care for to get to a position where they feel clinically safe to take on the challenges that exist in the community.

Our values

  • Our role is to help individuals to help themselves
  • Our patients/carers are the experts
  • Commitment and compassion are central to the care we deliver

Our priorities

  • To provide a safe environment
  • To provide care that is compassionate and collaborative
  • To support discharge from in-patient services as soon as they are ready
  • To provide Solution-Focused Therapy
  • To provide holistic and complementary therapies.

What patients are saying about the service and the team:
Patient A: “Staff make me feel welcome"
Patient B: “You’re all great. I’m gonna miss you”

What staff are saying about the service and the team:
“We work really well as a Team”
“I love the changes we’ve made over the last few months”

Who are our patients?

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

Who are we?

We are a mix of doctors, qualified nurses, psychology staff, health care support workers, peer support workers, occupational therapists and administration staff. We all have different skills and roles and we will match the skills to what it is that the individual needs.

How can Mulberry 2 help?

• We build a working relationship with patients and their family
• We can help manage risks which cannot be safely managed in a community setting
• We help with activity planning, distraction techniques, and social skills
• We can find and share information
• We help patients and their families to access agencies and supports in their local communities
• We continually assess the individuals mental health and adjust care/treatment plans to address individual need

What can you expect from Mulberry 2?

What Mulberry 2 expects from you?

  • A welcoming environment
  • A flexible and helpful approach
  • Collaborative care planning
  • Weekly clinical reviews
  • Risk assessment
  • Mental state assessments
  • Working in partnership with community teams
  • Respect for our ward and staff
  • Patient Feedback
  • Carer feedback
  • Collaboration

What happens after Mulberry 2?

We try very hard to support individuals we care for to be able to go home after their stay with Mulberry 2. This might be with support from the Home Treatment Team or from their Care Coordinator in the community. We will work towards this goal throughout admission to Mulberry 2 in collaboration with the individual, their family/carers and community teams. Where an individual may not be quite ready to return home at this stage, we will discuss transfer to Mulberry 3, our acute recovery ward, where care and treatment may continue for up to 3 months.


We will ask patients to complete some feedback questions.

We are always interested to hear from you about your experiences, where we can improve as well as where we have done well - whether you are a patient, a family member, referrer or other professional please e-mail tracy.scrivener@cpft.nhs.uk

If you have any questions or would like to talk to the team, contact them on 01223 218557.

Where is it?

Mulberry2, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge CB21 5EF

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Contact the service

T 01223 218557

Ward manager: Tracy Scrivener
Modern Matron:Jane Poppitt
Consultant: Dr Julia Deakin
Consultant: Dr Sepehr Hafizi

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 18 October 2016 by andrea.bateman.

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

T 01223 726789 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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