Intermediate Care Unit

We are asking the public to limit visiting and to consider other ways of keeping in touch, like phone calls. If there is a national lockdown, or if either yourself or the ward is in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 area, visiting is not currently permitted. Visits to palliative care patients will differ to general visiting. Please contact the ward or service manager for more information. Please phone us on 01733 847125 if you want to book an appointment, or to enquire about keeping in touch via phone or video call. You can find more information about CPFT’s policies on visiting here, which includes links to the government’s latest update on Coronavirus, resources to support carers, and information about other service changes in CPFT.

The Intermediate Care Unit is a 34-bed inpatient rehabilitation ward at the City Care Centre in Peterborough, providing rehabilitation to enable patients to return to their own homes with as much independence as possible.

Our rehabilitation aim is to help patients achieve a level of independence prior to discharge, which is achieved by our team of nurses, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, who work with the patient to help them achieve realistic goals.

Our multi-disciplinary ward team undertake a weekly in-depth meeting to identify agree and review patients' therapy and health goals, and hold regular multi-disciplinary whiteboard sessions to monitor day-to-day progress and highlight any issues preventing patients from progressing with their rehabilitation.

Day-to-day medical cover is provided Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm, by local GPs. The medical team is complemented by a consultant geriatrician.

On admission, the multi-disciplinary team include social services, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and our geriatric consultant. They assess patients, identify treatment goals and agree a provisional length of stay. These goals are then reviewed and progress charted at the weekly multi-disciplinary meeting.

Discharge planning starts on admission so that complex issues can be addressed in a timely way. Patients and their families are encouraged to take an active part in planning and working together to achieve the best outcome possible in each individual circumstance. If necessary, referrals are made to other agencies/professionals to support patients on discharge.



Contact details

Intermediate Care Unit
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
City Care Centre
Thorpe Road

T 01733 847125

The page was last updated on 25 November 2020 by andrew.redhead.


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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