The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Committees whose activities
touched upon the events of 1994

The HSC had a dense committee structure, and the following is not an exhaustive listing of the HSC committees. However, it does outline a variety of institutional committees that either became involved in the events of 1994 or might have been expected to become involved in those events.


The Pediatric Operating Room Committee

The HSC had a Pediatric Operating Room Committee that was responsible for dealing with day-to-day operating room problems as they related to the smooth and efficient operation of the operating room and its environs. Matters that related directly to nursing, anaesthesia and surgery were to be dealt with primarily by those departments, but where co-ordination and interaction between the disciplines was an issue, the Operating Room Committee was expected to address such problems directly (Exhibit 309).

The committee was made up of the OR head nurse, the head of Pediatric Surgery, the head of Pediatric Anaesthesia, a pediatric surgeon elected by the Pediatric Surgical Council and the Administrator of Children's Hospital. The committee was to meet on a monthly basis.


The Children's Hospital Management Advisory Committee

This Committee existed to provide a forum for patient care teams to discuss common issues, advocate for needed resources, approve standards and guidelines, and co-ordinate activities. The committee's members comprised the clinical director, director of patient services, the director of support services, one representative from each of the patient care teams and one representative each from Medical Information, Radiology and the Family Advisory Committee. One of the committee's responsibilities was to ensure quality monitoring for the child health program.



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Section 1 Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Issues
  Chapter 2 - Pediatric Cardiac Issues
  Chapter 3 - The Diagnosis of Pediatric Heart Defects and their Surgical Treatment
  Chapter 4 - The Health Sciences Centre
Section 2 Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993
  Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
  Chapter 7 - The Slowdown
May 17 to September 1994
  Chapter 8 - Events Leading to the Suspension of the Program
September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
  Chapter 9 - 1995 - The Aftermath of the Shutdown
January to March, 1995
Section 3 Chapter 10 - Findings and Recommendations
Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms used in this report
Appendix 2 - Parties to the Proceedings and counsel
Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony
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