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: Wednesday 12th July 2017 

  1. BulletOur Visiting Medical Student section has been updated - with the arrival of our two new EM consultants we are once again able to offer dates for visiting Elective & SSC students.

  1. BulletLooking for an “F3” post from August 2017? We know know we do have one post in August (in the guise of a GPST LAS) and at least two in Feb 2018 (one a standalone F3, one an ACCS CT1 LAS which can be combined with either Acute Medicine or Anaes/ITU from August).  Click here for latest sitrep.    

  1. BulletAfter another hugely successful recruitment round, our post-ACCS Clinical Fellow Posts are currently full until August 2018. There’s only a remote chance we will be able to create additional posts this year after we finalise our appointees’ bespoke job-plans... we try to recycle any unused sessions into additional posts, but we’ve already been as creative as we can. Follow @mmbangor or @YGEDBangor on Twitter, and keep an eye on this website, if interested.  

  1. Bullet Our blog will be updated as soon as we can - our web-master has been unable to update the site due to a broken wrist and is playing catch-up! Our Rogue’s Gallery also has some new pics.

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