Mulberry 1 is an acute assessment unit based at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

How this service can help you

Mulberry 1 is a 14-bed inpatient unit supporting adults aged 17-65 with severe mental illnesses or disorders. The unit is the first step of the Trust's 3-3-3 model, with a typical stay of up to three days. At Mulberry 1 we offer assessments, brief interventions in the form of short-term support, and we work with service users to develop a recovery plan.

Admission for specialist assessment is within 72 hours, resulting in either recommendation for admission to Mulberry 2, transfer of care to the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (if appropriate), or transfer of care back to the GP or community team or agency.

Mulberry 1 has:

  • Toilet facilities in all rooms and some en suite showers
  • Treatment for a spectrum of mental illnesses requiring specialist care
  • Therapeutic programme providing individual person-centred therapy
  • Discharge supported by a mutually agreed follow-up plan
  • A person-centred approach

What to expect

When service users arrive

On arrival to the ward, service users will be invited to attend a welcome meeting, which will include an introduction to the ward. They will be asked to complete a questionnaire to determine what they need from their stay on the ward, followed by a meeting with the primary nurse. Service users will be given a personal recovery file, which will include their care plan, wellness recovery plan and daily self-assessment.

During their stay

Daily breakfast meetings will be held to allow services users and staff to meet over tea or coffee. There is a dedicated quiet office that is used by staff, service users and carers to work on the care plans. A comments book is available at reception to capture feedback and suggestions.

Leaving the ward

A transfer meeting is held with the service user, their carer, care co-ordinator and transfer team to discuss the next steps. The service user will be asked to complete a how-did-we-do questionnaire to help inform the process. The service user will then be transferred to the next appropriate stage of care.

Where is it?

Mulberry 1, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge CB21 5EF

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Contact the service

  • T 01223 219580 / 01223 219579

Visiting times

Visitors are welcome to the ward during the following visiting periods:
Monday – Friday: 17:30- 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 02 July 2019 by andrea.bateman.

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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