Day One Major Trauma Support is dedicated to limiting the impact of major trauma on patients and families in Leeds, Yorkshire and across the UK

Day One is a holistic support service for patients and families affected by major trauma; delivered by Leeds Cares in partnership with patients, families, trauma clinicians, NHS Trusts and other organisations.

The Day One support model was established by patients for patients, to address the complex challenges that often arise following a sudden traumatic injury. Day One understands that the right support at the right time can make a real difference.

The Day One aims are to:

  • Deliver an exceptional Model of Trauma Support to patients and their family
  • Work in partnership with medical staff and other services to limit the impact of trauma, aid recovery and support adjustment and rehabilitation
  • Create a strong sense of community among patients and families, facilitating connections and peer support
  • Enable education and training for patients, families and clinical staff
  • Promote research and innovation locally, regionally and nationally
Day One Major Trauma Support relies on donations from fundraisers and supporters. Please click here to donate to support the service.
Doctor Giannoudis Day One Leeds Cares
What we offer

Need help now? The Day One team is on hand to support patients at Leeds Major Trauma Centre or one of the five trauma units making up the West Yorkshire Trauma Network. Click here to find about the services we offer and how we can help you and your family.

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Peer Support

Through Day One, patients and their families have the opportunity to benefit from a peer support programme – a very special group of trauma survivors and supporters who have the added benefit of shared experience.

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We’re always looking for volunteers to help as part of our peer support programme, at events or on the wards. Find out more about how you can get involved with Leeds Cares and support Day One.

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Patient Stories

Day One has supported over 400 patients so far. Click here to read some of the inspirational stories of patients at the Leeds Trauma Centre.

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Leeds Major Trauma Centre

Since it opened its doors in 2013, Leeds Major Trauma Centre at Leeds General Infirmary has treated an average of 1,500 patients per year. Working in partnership with NHS medical teams, Day One has supported over 400 patients and their families since the service was established in 2014 by Professor Giannoudis and a group of former major trauma patients.

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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.

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