Day One was created ‘by patients, for patients’ but made possible due to the vision and persistence of the charity’s President, Professor Giannoudis.
There are around 20,000 major trauma cases in England and Wales every year and the average age of patients is just under 40 years old. With more people surviving major trauma, there is a greater need to provide holistic support so that everyone can make the best possible recovery.
Day One’s vision is that everyone affected by major physical trauma is supported to navigate the challenges that they and their families face without feeling alone. Since 2014 the charity has provided its services to patients admitted to the Major Trauma Centre at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and allied members of the West Yorkshire Major Trauma Network.
Our ambition is to roll out our proven model of support to all other 27 Major Trauma Networks and to have a presence in every Major Trauma Centre in the UK, ensuring that every patient affected by major traumatic injury can benefit from the advice and support they may need to embark on and improve their recovery journey. Our ambition includes creating a national network of Peer Supporters, a virtual community of people with ‘lived experience’ of major trauma who can provide a source of hope and inspiration to each other, as well as help inform improvements in NHS clinical care.
Major Trauma Centres
Major Trauma Centres where Day One Trauma Support is available
Let us know how Day One in your area would benefit you. This will help to strengthen our approaches to potential NHS Trusts to work with us. We may also be able to provide some support irrespective of where you are.Email us
If you work with people affected by major traumatic injury and would like to find out more about how to get Day One Trauma Care in your area, please get in touch.Email us
We are grateful for the support from each and every one of you that has donated and fundraised to help us grow. Find out more about the transformational support we received in 2020.
Professor Giannoudis was appointed Professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 2004.
Professor Giannoudis formed Day One in 2014 with the support of his patients, with the ambition of helping trauma patients through their recovery and to rebuild their lives.
Sue has over 35 years’ experience in the NHS and is Chair of the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a Trustee for a number of charities in areas of health, faith and education services. Sue is keen to support the development of Day One Trauma Support and our vision to provide help, advice and support to all people affected by major trauma. Sue has a PhD in health services research and is a Visiting Professor at Leeds Beckett University.
Kate has been Heart Research UK’s Chief Executive since 2019, having worked in the charity sector for over 18 years. Previously, Kate served as the Director of the Sue Ryder Wheatfields hospice and was Chief Executive of Leeds Women’s Aid. Kate has worked in policy and research at Cerebra, Save the Children and the Department of Health, as well as acting as a trustee for numerous charities, most recently with the Morrison’s Foundation.
Phil has been a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport since 1990. He is a Council and Executive member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) and was President from 2018 to 2019.
Phil was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the RCS Edinburgh in 2016, holds an Honorary Professorship in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Salford and is an elected Council member and Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
His motivation for joining Day One stems from his experience of treating injured patients and the identified need for support over and above the clinical care provided by the NHS.
David spent 32 years as a senior finance professional in the NHS before retiring as Deputy Director of Finance from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in March 2021. David's contribution to the NHS was recognised by a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association in Yorkshire and the Humber.
During his time in Leeds, David gained a wealth of experience in both the NHS and charity sectors - providing financial advice to the Trust's linked charity and to a charity dedicated to providing clinical training to staff in developing countries.
David brings his experience and strategic leadership skills to Day One and is passionate about the work it does to benefit patients.
Lucy is proud to be leading Day One Trauma Support. The cause is very close to Lucy’s heart, having started her career as a nurse. Her broad clinical, managerial and leadership experience across the NHS, commercial and charitable sectors, has given her a strong reputation for leading change, transformation, and growth.
In 2017 Lucy was awarded an Honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine, MD (Hon) by the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her influence and work in Palliative and End of Life Care services across the region.
Lucy is also Vice Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board, and is a trained civil and commercial mediator and Family Magistrate.
Fran joined Day One in April 2021 as as the Head of Governance, Compliance and Risk. She joins after spending 10 years working in the NHS for two specialist mental health and learning disability provider Trusts. Most recently holding the role of Deputy Trust Secretary within each trust.
Fran has an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education in Health and Social Care, a Diploma in Business and Administration, and has studied with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Jill joined Day One in August 2020, having previously worked in the NHS and the charity sector, most recently as a Development Manager with the Royal Osteoporosis Society.
Jill has an MA in Disability Studies and feels strongly about the support that Day One provides and its ethos of putting patients and their families at the heart of everything they do.
Jill manages the Day One’s patient and family facing services and coordinates our volunteer support.
Beth joined Day One Trauma Support in 2020 as a consultant and was subsequently appointed as Director of Fundraising and Communications in 2021.
Her role is focused on raising the profile of major traumatic injury and securing the resources needed so that everyone affected by major trauma can access the support they need, for as long as they need it.
Beth has held roles with RNIB, Friends of the Earth, NCVO and Toynbee Hall. Prior to joining Day One Trauma Support, she spent four years as a funding consultant and trainer. Beth holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management and sits on the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention Committee.
Justin joined Day One in 2018. As a Case Worker, Justin’s role involves supporting patients and families after a major physical trauma, ensuring they receive the support they need throughout their rehabilitation and recovery journey.
Justin is passionate about supporting and advocating for individuals with complex needs. Prior to joining Day One, he held posts supporting individuals with wide ranging disabilities at the Northeast Arc in America and providing specialist employment services to disabled people at Remploy in Leeds.
Sarah joined Day One Trauma Support in 2021 as Fundraising Manager.
Her role is centred on raising funds for the organisation, through philanthropy; developing relationships with corporate partners & supporters across the UK. Sarah is passionate about finding people who share the values of Day One Trauma Support, who can help our journey to support everyone affected by major trauma.
Sarah has held roles with Brake, the road safety charity, Henshaws & most recently, as Head of Relationships at Leeds & Bradford Community Foundation. In her spare time, Sarah chairs the board of trustees at Leeds charity Basis Yorkshire.
Yasmin joined the Day One Trauma Support Team in March 2021 as our Fundraising and Communications Assistant. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2020 with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts. Yasmin has previously worked supporting vulnerable adults with visual impairments as well as children with social and emotional difficulties.
Yasmin is passionate about the creative arts and community engagement and is very happy to be working in a role where she can use her skills and knowledge in both of these areas.