People can be worried about being admitted to hospital. Sometimes being ill, for example with an infection, can have added problems such as disorientation, confusion or general loss of fitness. It is vital that we help all patients recover their abilities after leaving hospital.
This research investigates a person’s cognition and mobility throughout the illness period.
By understanding why some people recover well and others less so, we may be able to design care to better suit the needs of people in hospital.