The North Wales Emergency Doctor Service

The North Wales Emergency Doctor Service (NWEDS) is set up to provide skilled medical pre-hospital care. This involves attending medical emergencies that occur in North Wales as part of a coordinated response with the other emergency services.

The organisation works as a charity and hence is wholly dependant on donations. It is set up by doctors and full membership is only for doctors who are trained to attend incidents outside the hospital. These doctors attend in their own time and are paid no fees.

Each NWEDS doctor carries a whole range of equipment when attending the scene of the incident. All the equipment is bought with the help of the money raised by the charity.

These doctors are alerted when a '999' call is made from the scene of the incident. The Welsh Ambulance Service Trust works closely with NWEDS to make sure that an NWEDS doctor is alerted to every serious incident.

Working with the ambulance service, the team responds to calls any time of the day all year round.

All the doctors of NWEDS are members of the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) and work locally in hospitals or general practice across North Wales.

School bus and two cars traffic accident on A55 westbound at LLanfairfechan

Friday, March 3, 2017

Two cars collide with a School bus full with children on A55 westbound near Llanfaifechan. Dr Mitra attended and managed the scene, treated all the children and the drivers. One child and a driver was transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd. 16 children were able to go home with advice rather than attend Emergency Department after being examined at scene. 

Teaming up with Cheshire Fire Service

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Clements has added blue light driving to his skills thanks to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service driving instructors.

To make sure Stephan, and other NWEDS doctors, reach incidents quickly, the charity booked sessions with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) to provide blue light training. Doctors attend a one week course at the Service's headquarters in Winsford, Cheshire, where they are taught enhanced driving skills and, if passed, are certificated to drive under blue lights.