Patient Stories

The mission and values of the Day One Major Trauma Support service are grounded in the experiences of the patients and family members we have supported. We are thankful to those patients who have been willing to share their recovery stories with us.

Robert

Robert

“I am getting on with my life as best as I can and looking forward to the future. My wife has been wonderful and without her I don’t know how I would cope.”

Hayley

Hayley

“Although the last 18 months have been emotional and challenging, I’ve managed to achieve whatever I’ve set my mind to. The future’s looking really bright.” Horses had always been Hayley Anderson-Richardson's passion, in November 2012 she went to meet and ride a new...

Steven

Steven

I am able to get about and walk short distances, and I’m really working on my fitness. I have an exercise bike at home that I think I am wearing out, due to all the cycling I’ve been doing to build up my leg muscles.

Nick

Nick

Nick’s experience with Day One Major Trauma Support volunteers after his accident inspired him to become a volunteer.

Amy

Amy

“I’m supporting Day One as the care I received during my stay was exceptional.”

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah Johnson was treated at the Major Trauma Centre in Leeds, after a minibus carrying her and her friends to a hen party was involved in an accident

Vicki

Vicki

“Day One have funded essential physio equipment to assist my rehabilitation, that under normal circumstances would not have been accessible.“

Tim

Tim

In January 2018, Tim Rogers suffered a traumatic brain injury and was admitted to the Neurosciences Ward at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He's recently started working as a Day One Peer Support volunteer. “It’s been a nerve-wracking experience but having the...