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Parents object to watering down of recommendations in infant death case

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1148
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Three families whose children died seven years ago in Winnipeg's paediatric cardiac surgery unit, in a situation reminiscent of that at the cardiac surgery department of the Bristol Royal Infirmary in England, fear that recommendations from the inquest have been watered down

    The findings of the inquest were not published until last December, six years after the deaths of the children (BMJ 2000;321:1433). Paul Thomas, professor of political science at the University of Manitoba, was then given four months to devise a plan to implement the inquest's 36 recommendations. He produced a report last spring.

    Saul Simmonds, lawyer for the three families who …

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