The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



The November meeting with Marietess Tena Capili's family

Ben Capili attempted to organize a meeting with HSC representatives following Marietess's death but was initially told to wait until the autopsy report had been prepared. However, the meeting was held in November and by the time of that meeting the autopsy report was not available. The family did not receive the autopsy report until February 1995.

Teresida Tena (Marietess's grandmother) accompanied Ben Capili to this meeting. Sarah Tena declined to attend. Capili said Giddins told them that Marietess's heart was the most complex he had ever seen. Teresida testified that Giddins told them that Marietess had died from fluid in the lungs. She was disappointed that Odim was not at the meeting. Capili said he raised concerns about Odim's ability, to which Giddins responded that he had studied in Boston and Montreal.



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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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