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Giles Haythornthwaite

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Clinical Lead for Major Trauma

Giles Haythornthwaite has been a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency medicine at Bristol Children’s Hospital for the last 10 years and is chair of the Medical Advisory Board.

Giles was the first Paediatric consultant to finish official training in Paediatric Emergency medicine in the UK. His first five years as a Consultant were as clinical lead for the children’s Emergency Department during which he oversaw a huge amount of change and development. Since then he has been clinical lead of the Major Trauma service helping to establish Bristol Children’s Hospital as the regional trauma centre for children in the South West and continues to ensure it provides a high standards of care. One of his first achievements as a consultant was to put an 8 foot bright orange Wallace and Gromit rocket in the Children’s Emergency Department waiting room and to undertake a skydive for the Grand Appeal! He has been a passionate supporter of the Grand Appeal ever since.

“The ambition and innovation that the charity has shown over the years is truly an inspiration and I can think of a no better partner to support us.”