The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



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Chapter 5

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993

The start of pediatric cardiac surgery at Children's Hospital - the Ferguson-Cumming Era: 1950s-1981
The Collins era: 1982-1993

Collins's background and vision
Relations between HSC and St. Boniface
The Provincial Advisory Committee on Cardiac Services in Manitoba
The establishment of the Variety Children's Heart Centre
Collins and de la Rocha
Recruitment of Dr. Kim Duncan
The matrix concept
The relationship between Collins and Duncan
Collins's role in monitoring performance
The VCHC's caseload
Issues for the Variety Heart Centre
Operating rooms
The VCHC offices
The medical fee schedule
Relations with adult surgery and the hospital administration
Assistance for Duncan
Lack of cases
The number of anaesthetists
Intensive care
Replacing Duncan
The search committee
Dr. Jonah Odim
Letters of reference
The Boston references
HSC reference questionnaires
Who was in charge?

Current Home - Table of Contents - Chapter 5
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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