The unit has 12 bedrooms. Each young person has their own bedroom on the unit. Young people are welcome to put posters/pictures up in their room, on the board or walls, and on their bedroom door, if they wish.

Bath & Shower Rooms

There is one shower room, one bath & shower room and 3 bathrooms on the unit. Due to being a hospital the water must be kept set at a particular temperature.

The Large Communal Area

The large communal area is where young people spend the majority of their free time. There is a TV, Wii, desks for working, sofa’s and lots of games available at all times. The communal area also leads onto access to the large garden area, the family dining room, the consultant’s office, the Phoenix Learning Centre and the dining area/kitchen.

The dining area part of the communal area and has 3 tables. All meals are consumed either in this area or on occasion the family dining room.

The Phoenix Learning Centre 

The Phoenix Centre has an on site school. More information on the Phoenix Learning Centre can be found here.

Sensory Room

The sensory room is a specially designed room which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. These can include lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play objects, aromas all within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk

Dietitian Room

The dietitian’s room is used primarily by the dietician but is used to do the weekly weigh-ins on the unit.

The Group Meeting Room

This is the main meetings room on the unit. A morning meeting is held here every day and groups/activities take place in here.


The high dependency room can be used by young people at any time, however, is there for people who need more intensive observation, treatment and nursing care than is possible in the general area of the ward.


The Phoenix has a large, accessible garden area for the young people. 

Family Dining Room

The family dining room is designed to accommodate one family and used to practise family meals.  


The kitchen is where all food preparation is done. Young people are never in the kitchen unaccompanied.

Laundry Room

There is a laundry room, complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

The page was last updated on 23 March 2020 by bdale.

The Phoenix Centre,
Ida Darwin site, Fulbourn,
Cambridge, CB21 5EE
T 01223 534409
Fax: 01223 534553

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