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: Tuesday 9th January 2018

  1. BulletOur Visiting Medical Student section has the latest availability for SSCs and Electives - we have recently taken a load of bookings and we are have limited availability but take a peek...!

  1. BulletClinical Fellow (middle grade) posts: applications now closed for Round One Clinical Fellow posts (Feb 2018 & Aug 2018 starts) but we have just had to the go-ahead to increase the number of posts, so we will be running a second round in early 2018 for start dates in Aug 2018/Feb 2019/Aug 2019. If you’d like to find out more, contact @mmbangor on Twitter, or email here. Also click here for our Clinical Fellow Information Centre!

  1. BulletF3 posts: applications now closed for our Round One recruitment for Feb 2018 & Aug 2018, but we’ve just had the go-ahead to significantly expand our junior-tier posts so we expect to announce additional 6- or 12-month posts for August 2018 & Feb 2019 starts shortly - if you might be interested, please contact @HelenSalter5 on Twitter, or email here.

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