The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report




There are signed forms on the medical chart indicating that Emalee Ulimaumi gave her written consent to the admission of her daughter to the HSC and to her operation on the morning of March 24, 1994. There is also information on the file that an Inuk interpreter assisted Emalee Ulimaumi in understanding what was going on.

The Ulimaumi family did not participate in the Inquest proceedings. Therefore there is no information available from their perspective as to what they were told before signing the consent forms on the medical chart.



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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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