Recommendations for follow up physiotherapy at Derby hospital were given. The physiotherapist case notes and referral letter will be faxed directly to Derby hospital. Mr Thomas will need on-going inpatient physiotherapy, to aid in his functional recovery. Here's what the physio recommends...

Recommended In-Hospital Plan

Mr Thomas has been working with exercises to regain his strength and endurance. He is currently able to walk for short distances without assistance.

On discharge it is recommended that he be able to walk no less than 50 m without assistance and without shortness of breath.

He currently can only walk for 10m.

Physiotherapy is especially crucial when the patient has suffered functional impairment due to the delirium/illness and/or the hospitalisation.