Emergency Fund

When your loved one is admitted to the Major Trauma Centre there may be costs associated with travelling to see them in hospital and staying overnight in a hotel or B&B.

Our Emergency Fund is available to families and loved ones to help cover the costs incurred during a patient's stay in hospital. This includes travel and accommodation costs, parking and other unforeseen expenses such as clothes, food and toiletries.

People can also apply for support from the Emergency Fund to help cover the cost of equipment that they may need discharged from hospital, for example, mobility aids that are not readily available through the NHS.

Each family’s circumstances are reviewed on a case by case basis and assistance of up to £250 may be available to help with expenses such as:

  • Travel costs for relatives including parking fees
  • Emergency accommodation costs
  • Bespoke equipment to aid recovery not provided by the NHS
  • Other costs that the family may incur due to their relative’s admission to a major trauma centre (where Day One is operating)


Complete the form below to let us know what type of support you might need, including emergency funding, and we'll be in touch to discuss how we can help you.

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Nick, Charlie and Emma's story

"The Emergency Fund sounded too good to be true. Emma had been admitted to hospital without any shoes as they’d come off in the crash and Charlie needed adult-sized clothes because of his injuries. The money from Day One made such a huge difference."

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