Hear from our Day One Caseworker, Justin Phelps who tells you more about the support and advice we’re continuing to offer to trauma patients and their loved ones during this difficult time:
Day One Major Trauma Support provides practical and emotional support to patients and family members in the immediate aftermath of a major trauma and throughout the recovery journey. Day One complements the medical treatment a patient receives. Financial, legal, practical and emotional concerns can all be addressed via the Day One Case Worker. We will spend time with you understanding your personal situation and working with you to identify the right support.
Day One Major Trauma Support is delivered by Leeds Cares which means it is charitably funded and relies entirely on donations from fundraisers and supporters to keep going. It’s easy to donate to Day One, either through a one-off or regular donation, or via our fundraising events.
Our Trauma Centre
Leeds Major Trauma Centre at Leeds General Infirmary treats an average of 1,500 patients per year. Working in partnership with NHS medical teams, Day One has supported patients and their families since the service was established in 2014 by Professor Giannoudis and a group of former patients.
Need help now? The Day One team is on hand to support patients at any of the five trauma units making up the West Yorkshire Trauma Network. Find about the services we offer and how we can help you and your family.
We’re always looking for volunteers to help as part of our peer support programme, at events or on the wards.