Vale Pat Selfe, one of Westmead’s longest serving volunteers
Hardworking and much-loved Westmead Hospital volunteer Pat Selfe sadly passed away on Saturday 24 February.
She was 86-years-old.
Pat supported the hospital for 38 years, with a short stint at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is the hospital’s second longest serving volunteer.
Volunteer Doreen Jory said Pat will be a great loss to their team.
“Pat will be very sadly missed,” Doreen said.
“She was always happy and smiling. It was really strange coming to Westmead this week without her here.
“She loved her job. She always said she was going to retire but we told her she couldn’t because we wanted her here.”
Prior to joining Westmead, Pat was a seamstress.
She was compelled to make a difference when she attended Westmead Hospital’s official opening in 1978.
Pat provided general volunteer duties such as assistance on the wards, collating files and acting as a hospital guide.
For a while she made teddies for patients with heart conditions.
She had a very close relationship with Westmead Hospital’s Women’s and Newborn Health department, where she provided file management support over the past five years.
Westmead Hospital’s acting general manager Sue Anne Redmond thanked Pat for her contribution.
“Pat’s selfless dedication to Westmead Hospital is extraordinary,” Sue Anne said.
“We are lucky to have her as part of the Westmead family since day one.
“My thoughts are with Pat’s family at this difficult time.”
Pat is survived by five children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Friday 2 March 2018 at 10am
Pinegrove Cemetery, North Chapel
Kingston Street, Minchinbury