The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Concerns of the nurses and the family

As matters progressed and as Vinay spent more and more time in the PICU without showing signs of improvement, both the nurses and the family became concerned. According to Feser, it was usual for VSD patients to be stable when they entered the PICU and to leave the unit after a two or three-day stay. She became alarmed when this did not occur with Vinay. The family also became more and more concerned as to the care that Vinay was receiving, as well as to whether or not he was improving adequately. At one point, the Goyals called a family friend who was a pediatric cardiologist in Toronto. Their friend called Odim and discussed the case, but there was no indication as to what came of that discussion.



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  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
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Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony
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