The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



The anaesthetists agree to return

On May 24, 1994 the anaesthetists who were members of the section of pediatric anaesthesia issued a memorandum to Wiseman (with copies to Craig and Blanchard). This memorandum stated that a "workable method of conducting reviews and development" appeared to have been established. It concluded that "We agreed to resume cardiac anesthesia under the conditions discussed by the Committee on May 18, 1994." (Exhibit 19, Document 243) Those conditions included one that specifically required that only low-risk cases be done in Winnipeg until the review was complete, that anything other than low-risk cases be deferred or transferred and that emergency neonatal cases be sent to Saskatoon.



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Next The Wiseman Committee begins its discussions
Previous Surgery and Cardiology concerns
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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