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The Thompson Local News

Thompson General Hospital was without general surgery coverage from December 24th through the 27th, and the 31st through January 2nd. 
A spokesperson for the Northern Health Region spoke to 102.9 CHTM and said that there was no surgeon available to cover the area. 
An internal memo from the Health Region, dated December 20th, said that anyone needing surgery during that time period would have to be transported to Winnipeg.
The Health Region would not comment on if anyone was transported to Winnipeg for surgery nor on if this would happen again.

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