The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



The meeting of the anaesthetists on October 19

The anaesthetists were still concerned about the surgical results. At their October 19 meeting, (Exhibit 19, Document 262) they agreed on the need for the Wiseman Committee to look at cardiac deaths.

At this meeting, there was also discussion about the length of time it was taking both the Standards and Audit Committee and the Pediatric Surgical Standards Committee to review the deaths in the pediatric cardiac program. Anaesthetic representatives to the committees were to write to those committees to encourage them to expedite their reviews of the cases.



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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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