City surgeon toast of the state

HONOURED: Mount Gambier resident general surgeon Matthias Wichmann prepares for surgery at Mount Gambier Hospital. Mr Wichmann has been an instrumental figure at the health facility over the past 12 years. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

MOUNT Gambier resident general surgeon Matthias Wichmann is the toast of the state’s medical fraternity after being awarded with a prestigious award.

In a surprise announcement at Mount Gambier Hospital on Wednesday, Associate Professor Wichmann was presented with a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Outstanding Service to the Community Award.

Mr Wichmann – who has been a pivotal specialist as well as a key educator and supervisor of medical students – has been honoured for his “extraordinary” South East health contribution.

Originally hailing from Germany, Mr Wichmann has also been at the

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