Recommendation for Ongoing Care

Mr Thomas' delirium appears to have resolved but he will require ongoing antibiotic therapy and inpatient physiotherapy before he can return to Kalumburu community. He has expressed a wish to be closer to home and transfer to Derby hospital will therefore be arranged.

It is important to remember that not all deliriums will resolve in the acute setting (especially if the patient has a pre-existing cognitive impairment), but confusion may resolve once they return to a familiar environment.