A doctor was killed when she slipped and hit her head rock climbing in a break from her NHS hospital.

Dr Vun Lim, 51, was a ‘passionate rock climber’ who spent her free time outdoors.

But she tragically died when she banged her head in a rock climbing accident in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Her husband Ian Dunning has now thanked emergency teams who tried to save her life.

Kindhearted strangers have also raised £2,000 in her memory.

Dr Vun Lim, 51, was a ‘passionate rock climber’ (Picture: Ian Dunning/Wales News Service)

She was a consultant Rheumatologist and Educational Supervisor at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital in North Wales.

She was out climbing on Dinas Mot in Snowdonia on June 28 when tragedy struck.

A rescue operation was launched by Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team and the

Maritime and Coastguard Agency Rescue 936 helicopter.

She was flown to Stoke hospital with a serious head injury but sadly died.

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Dr Lim was originally from the Sabah province of Borneo, Malaysia, but moved to Britain to work in the NHS.

A spokesman at Llanberis Mountain Rescue said: ‘Thanks to everyone who donated to the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team following the death of Dr Vun Lim.

‘£2,000 in donations were received after her funeral last week.

‘Dr Lim, originally from Malaysia, was a passionate rock climber who loved the Welsh landscape.

‘Her husband Ian, who set up the donation scheme, would like to thank everyone involved at the scene of the accident and afterwards who did their best to save her life.’

Patients have also paid tribute to the ‘fantastic’ doctor.

Fiona Cliffe said: ‘So sad. I went 24 years without diagnosis before I saw this lady.

‘She was so dedicated in finding out the cause of my illness and a lovely lady with it. R.I.P.’

Niall Allen said: ‘She was the specialist that has helped me immensely over the last 5 years. I can’t believe this has happened to her.

‘A truly lovely lady, professional, pleasant, nice to chat with as she was so calming to speak with.’

Evan Moore is an Executive Medical Director at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

He described Dr Lim as a ‘valued and much loved colleague’ who was a ‘highly skilled and respected Rheumatologist’.

He added: ‘Our thoughts and condolences are with her family at this terrible time.’

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