The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Dr. Brian Postl is appointed head of pediatrics

On September 15, Dr. Brian Postl became head of pediatrics and child health at the HSC. Postl testified that he had been made aware of problems with the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program in late August or early September. Dr. Jack Bowman, who had been acting as Agnes Bishop's interim replacement over the summer months, had given Postl a short briefing on developments within the program. Bowman indicated that there had been problems, which were being addressed by a committee. A note from Bishop had given Postl similar information.

Postl said that, following his appointment, he began meeting with all the section heads who reported to him, as well as with the various pediatric health organizations in the city. He did not appreciate the magnitude of the problems that the PCS program faced for several weeks.



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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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