The inpatient team works with service users, carers and families to help them regain control of their lives and make positive changes to improve quality of life. 

How this service can help you

  • The Assessment Unit is 13-bed inpatient ward
  • Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) (nine beds)
  • Ministry Of Defence (four beds)
  • Admission for specialist assessment within 72 hours, resulting in either recommendation for admission to the Treatment Ward (formerly Oak 1 and Oak 2, transfer of care to Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, if appropriate, or transfer of care back to GP or community team or agency.
  • En-suite shower and toilet facilities in all rooms
  • Treatment provided for a spectrum of mental illness requiring specialist care
  • Therapeutic programme provides individual person-centred therapy
  • Discharge supported by a mutually agreed follow-up plan
  • Person-centred approach
  • For those visiting military personnel, overnight accommodation can be arranged within the Cavell Centre with prior notice

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

Where is it?

Cavell Centre, Edith Cavell Healthcare Campus, Dept 506, Bretton Gate, Peterborough PE3 9GZ


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Contact the service


T 01733 776000
F 01733 776036 

Visiting hours

6pm-8pm weekdays; 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm weekends
(However if visiting is required outside of these hours, please talk to our staff)

The page was last updated on 01 March 2017 by rmitchell.

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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