The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Marianne Wadsworth



Marianne Wadsworth

Job title


Day One Trauma Support Caseworker

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


6 months


IMG 8533What are the main responsibilities in your role?

I work in the MTC wards at LGI, alongside the NHS teams, to provide practical and emotional support to patients, and their families, following major physical trauma.

I offer access to Day One’s emergency funding that can cover a variety of costs to help loved ones be together at the hospital. I offer advice and support around welfare and benefits and provide access to legal support.

I also arrange counselling and link patients to Day One’s peer support network so they can speak to someone who has been through a similar situation. This helps them to feel supported on their rehabilitation and recovery journey.

What’s the best thing about your job?

Being part of the patients’ care journey and seeing people rebuild their lives after major trauma, and working with our inspirational peer supporters. 

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

Making sure patients do not feel alone and feel supported as they recover.

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

I jumped out of a helicopter in the Rocky Mountains to go backcountry snowboarding on my honeymoon… it was the scariest activity I’ve ever done – never again ;)