The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Alexandra Danecki



Dr Alexandra Danecki

Job title


Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Clinical Lead for Major Trauma at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

How long have you worked in this role/in major trauma?


10 years

Alex DaneckiWhat are the main responsibilities in your role?

As the Clinical Lead for the Major Trauma Service at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust since the inception of the West Yorkshire Major Trauma Network, I have provided oversight and leadership for the implementation of major trauma pathways at Airedale.

I am responsible for the governance and accountability for the care we give to our injured patients, and for ensuring standards of training for the team who provide that care.

I provide the link for liaison with the WY Major Trauma Network and ensure that Airedale is meeting the requirements to function as a designated Trauma Unit. As a Consultant in Emergency Medicine I am ‘hands on’ in the reception and resuscitation of major trauma patients.


What’s the best thing about your job?

I enjoy working across the multidisciplinary team, both within my own organisation and the wider network. It has been great to be so closely involved with such a major change in clinical practice which is proven to have saved lives and reduced morbidity for injured patients. I am proud to have founded the ‘Trauma and Resuscitation Team Skills’ course which has delivered level 1 trauma training to over 600 nurses across the WY Major Trauma Network.


What is the most important aspect of delivering excellent patient care?

Much of the success of the WY Major Trauma Network is down to the enthusiastic committed clinicians and managers who work within it. The importance of high-quality trauma training and education to ensure the implementation of best practice cannot be underestimated. Regular training helps to keep the teams energised and progressive in the care they give to patients.


Tell us something people are surprised to find out about you.

I delivered a baby at 35000ft in an airplane over Sudan. The baby was named after me