Welcome to the unofficial website of Snowdonia’s ER:



View from the Ysbyty Gwynedd Helipad.

Panorama courtesy of Joss Images


Welcome to the unofficial website of Bangor ED..... the home of the Bangor Mountain Medicine project. On this website you can find out more about:

  1. Bangor Emergency Department

  2. The Mountain Medicine project

  3. Recruitment opportunities for doctors

  4. Publications from the ED - and our latest posters

  5. Living in North West Wales

  6. Links to Mountain Rescue & SAR organisations.

  7. Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine for beginners: FAQs....

  8. The Clinical Fellow posts - comprehensive Information Centre.

  9. And, of course, our Blog which is updated regularly


This totally, utterly and 100% unofficial website of the YG Emergency Department (YG ED) is designed, written and maintained by two of the Bangor ED consultants, Dr Linda Dykes and Dr Rob Perry.

We do it because we care passionately about our fantastic little Emergency Department, we are very proud of what it has achieved, and we want to support the recruitment of top class colleagues to come and live and work alongside us in our community, in order to provide the best possible emergency care for the residents of, and visitors to, this unique and beautiful part of Wales.

This website is a totally privately-produced venture. It is written and maintained in our own time, designed on our home computers, hosted entirely on private servers, and funded by ourselves. Our NHS employers have no editorial input whatsover.

We give this time and effort because we care very much about the future of Ysbyty Gwynedd Emergency Department (because we care very much about our patients) and because we care very much about our staff, whose achievements we want to celebrate.

Web hosting by Dr Mark Anderton - thank you!

We hope you will enjoy it!

What’s New?

last updatE: Thus 28th March 2019

We regret updates are only partial at present due to technical issues

  1. BulletApplications NOW OPEN on NHS Jobs for posts commencing Aug 2019/Feb 2020 or thereabouts (although due to a very late withdrawal from our February starters, we do have a post available immediately). We have two posts with PHEM including EMRTS available in August 2019, the remainder of posts are your choice of PHEM (ground shifts only), MedEd (now upgraded to 50% MedEd time!), Mountain Medicine, Global EM, Mgt/QI or CESR prep.  If you’d like to find out more, email Helen.Salter@wales.nhs.uk, or contact @DrLindaDykes on Twitter or by email here.

  1. BulletDon’t forget we have new variants of our Clinical Fellow posts (open to post-ACCS doctors from any specialty, or later - after EM ST4/5 is actually ideal!) - Global EM and Mountain Medicine.

  1. BulletF3 posts: advertising Round Two for standalone EM posts soon  - contact @HelenSalter5 on Twitter, or email here for more information.  There are also rotational F3 posts available in Bangor from August 2019 & Feb 2020, some of these include EM and/or ICM. We added an SPA (likely to be 10 days activity time per 6 months, 20 per 12 months) to our F3 posts from August 2018 onwards, and we will be annualising rotas as soon as we can. 

  1. BulletWe’ve added a section on resilience, stress, burnout and wellbeing in our Clinical Fellow Information Centre, because we know these are challenges for many EM ST3s, and there are also tips and thoughts for you in the section on feedback from previous Fellows.   

View from Anglesey across the Menai Straits to Snowdonia


Snowdonia in August


Panorama from Eilidir Fawr - Dafydd Williams

Conference Reports

The official BCUHB recruitment site is Medics North Wales

When we’ve been to conferences, we try to turn our notes into PDF “magazine” reports. You’ll find both high and low-resolution versions at www.scribd.com/BangorED - just click on “Collections” and into “Conference reports”.

If you don’t want to download the Scribd app, view from a desktop computer. Sadly like most file-sharing sites you probably can’t do it from an NHS computer!

Aberffraw Beach, Anglesey