Patients attending Dubbo Hospital's new medical imaging department may be excused for thinking they are in the African jungle.
A mural with an African safari theme is putting grins on faces as is 'Wilay', another mural nearby.
Regand Park Early Childhood Education Centre has provided the African safari mural, based on a picture from the 'Savannah Smile' series by Howard Robinson, who donated his artwork.
"We find it really rewarding that we can be a part of something that will provide a level of comfort for people in what is sometimes a stressful time," said centre director Gai-Maree Matthews.
Dubbo artist Nathan Peckham created 'Wilay', featuring a possum and the "totem for the descendents of the people of the Wiradjuri nation", at the request of Regional Australia Bank.
"It's great that we are able to help support a local artist and our local hospital," the bank's spokesman Ben Luck said. "I hope it will provide patients with a smile or something to think about while they're here".
Western NSW Local Health District general manager of imaging services, James Harvey, said staff got the mural project moving.
"To help patients feel more comfortable one of our radiographers, Tamika Mepham, suggested we make the department more patient-friendly, which is how we came to the two murals, so with a bit of hard work from Nathan Webeck, assistant chief radiographer and the team at Dubbo they made it happen," he said.