The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Treatment of the families

The families of the children who died in 1994 put their faith and the lives of their children into the hands of our health-care system. As indicated at the outset of this chapter, the evidence suggests that these children did not always receive the standard of care that their parents had every right to expect. The preceding findings and recommendations have addressed the reasons why the system failed to provide an appropriate level of care. However, there are a number of findings that must be made about the way parents were and were not informed about matters that were of the utmost importance to them.



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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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