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info. on hergest unit,bangor

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does anyone have any information regarding hergest unit in bangor?what specialities are there ? also if there is any suitable and quiet accomodation around it

any info. about this would be highly appreciated

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Hi simmi,

I did my clinicals in Hergest Unit, Bangor last time. Very good centre. Nice and spacious waiting room. Bangor itself feels like a holiday spot. Very irony would be you are too anxious to enjoy the scenic beauty but it is definitely relaxing if you are able to.

All cases were reasonably clean. I was informed that there is a Gender Identity Disorder Unit and so on last day I read through ICD 10 about it. My long case was Bipolar(I thought so anyway) but also had some Gender Identity issues. I didn't go down that route as the patient didnt want to talk about it. the examiners also didn't focus on it at all. so clearly it was not intended to be a Gender Identity Disorder case. But I did get GID for my pmp :-/

organising spr (I think Dr Santosh) was very professional and supportive. They were saying that he had personally assessed all exam cases and had made sure that they were all reasonable.

go on their trust website. That is the best way to find out some info about the service.

there are many places nearby rail station to stay. they are cheaper but people had problems with noise in the night. So beware. I had stayed in a B&B which was 3-4min drive from the hospital. that one was very calming and comfortable. I had dinner in the town which was 4mins drive from the B&B. there are 2-3 Indian Restoraunts also.

I will let you have the address this afternoon

not a lot of info but hope it helps

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Hi there

i was also in Bangor for my first attempt - my long case was a Borderline PD with depression and chronic alcohol dependency. They were friendly at the hospital and pretty organised. My only problem was I left it late to get a hotel and ended up staying above a chinese restaurant. it was Ok but so noisy with rubbish bins rattling in the rain i never slept. There are decent hotels - i just didnt pay enough time looking. I didn't notice any specialist units but know that they have a Department of psychological medicine and the great David Healy works there. So sorry I can't be of more help. Best of british.

Che

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stayed in a really friendly place  - chinese restaurant opposite the railway station. Nothing fancy tho food was good and people were very nice. I didnt enjoy my day there tho I can be objective and say that the exam was very nicely organised  and the SpR's/SHO's very lovely.

Elvis

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Elvis - thank you for advise about hotel. Didn't realise you were talking about Bangor until I booked the same hotel, I'm glad to hear it is friendly.

Alex C - I tried to book hotel by the sea but all booked out!  From what I can tell it is just your average psych unit attached to a DGH.  No particular specialities and no forensic beds.  When is your exam?  I'm on Wednesay pm.

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dear dk14

thanks for the information i had gathered from their website re: the gender identity clinic anyways now that it is confirmed i'll read about it for the exam

thanks once again for your help

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hi simmi

just would like to add a point. as far as i know, there is a psychogeriatric team, with day hospital there with cases of dementia and of course other cases of elderly too. sho, spr and consultants are nice there. moreover, there should have cases of sa, plus other dx.

a taxi from train station to the hospital cost ~4-5 pounds if i remember it correctly ;)

anyway, good luck.

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