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Coordinator, Diocesan Hospital Ministries & Head, Department Pastoral Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Rev'd Canon Cheryl Selvage

About The Rev'd Canon Cheryl -

The Rev’d Canon Cheryl Selvage is Diocesan Hospital Ministries Coordinator and Head of Department Pastoral Care at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and worships at St Bartholomew’s, Mt Gravatt. She has a BTh (BCT), a Grad Cert Mental Health (Monash University), a MEd Education Counselling (USQ), with special ministry interests in pastoral care, palliative care and GFS.

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Articles by The Rev'd Canon Cheryl

Reflections The Rev'd Canon Cheryl Selvage Reflections

Celebrating the baptism of a palliative care patient

“When I arrived at the patient’s bedside, I found him struggling for breath and on oxygen and yet delighted to see me. I introduced myself, explaining that I was from Pastoral Care. I needed to repeat this for him because N95 fitted masks and shields, along with general ward noise, often make it very hard to communicate these days. He very clearly responded that he was very pleased to see me, stating that he had been waiting a long time for such a conversation – seven years in fact,” says hospital chaplain, The Rev’d Canon Cheryl Selvage