The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



The anaesthetists agree to return to full service

Before the September 7 meeting, at which the recommendation to return to full service was to be discussed, Ullyot met with the four pediatric cardiac anaesthetists individually and discussed their positions on returning the program to full service. They each told her that, despite their ongoing concerns about the program, and in particular the skills of the surgeon, they were prepared to return to doing high-risk cases.

McNeill testified that she had reluctantly come to the conclusion that continued resistance to allowing the program to return to full service was approaching futility, since she felt that the anaesthetists had had an opportunity to have the question of the viability of the program addressed and had not been able to get others to see the legitimacy of their concerns.



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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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