The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Hamilton not called in

One of the people who should have been called to participate in this operation, but was not, was Hamilton. He testified that this procedure fit the category of operations in which he was expected to assist. He told this Inquest that when he heard about the operation and Jesse's death, he was extremely surprised that he had not been called to assist, although he said he did not speak with anyone about why he had not been asked to do so. In his testimony, Blanchard said he also was surprised that Hamilton had not been brought in to assist. Blanchard testified that he made inquiries after the operation and concluded that Hamilton would have been available to assist, if he had been contacted.



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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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