Ullyot meets with Postl - December 9
On December 9, Ullyot met with Postl to discuss a range of issues, including the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program. She told Postl that the four anaesthetists were not happy with the program and still had concerns.
Postl spoke with his vice-president, Helen Wright, during this period. According to her testimony, Postl sought her advice on how he might close down the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program if he became convinced that such action was necessary. In recalling that conversation, Wright said Postl did not discuss specific cases with her, but he indicated that there were growing concerns with the program. She said Postl indicated that he was examining options if a worst-case scenario arose. She told him that he could go to the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) and ask that the program be stopped or that Odim's privileges be suspended or revoked. She also advised him to make sure that he had a firm understanding of the statistical results of the program. She said that if the MAC rejected this recommendation, he could then appeal to the President and the Board.
In December, Wright also heard from Boyle at least twice about nursing concerns with Odim's surgical competence. Wright said this was after her discussion with Postl. She indicated that, in previous discussions with Boyle, she had thought that the nurses' concerns related more to communications and interpersonal relations. Wright believed that Postl was taking steps to address these concerns. Within a short time, he had.
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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|