The 271-metre corridor at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, which is somewhat famous to staff as well as regular patients and visitors, has been having a makeover – thanks to support from the League of Friends and Oswestry Show Committee.

A project has been underway to update corridor seating at Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital, in a bid to offer comfort and support to patients, visitors and staff as they travel through the corridor.

As well as updating seating options, the Friends to the Oswestry-based hospital decided to go one step further and include murals, each with a different theme voted for by staff members, alongside the different seating areas.

The first seating area to be updated is by Denbigh’s Restaurant on the corridor, and the theme of Countryside Comfort was selected, and supported by Oswestry Show Committee.

Victoria Sugden, Charity Director at the League of Friends, said: “We decided to select the Countryside Comfort theme for our first mural to represent the local area to RJAH, celebrating our rural essence.

“Local photographer Grum kindly allowed us to use his images – the first of cows which was taken in Maesbury, while the image of the combine harvester was captured in Nesscliffe, both of which are local to the hospital.”

Oswestry Show Committee contributed a total of £6,000 to the installation of the mural.

Janet Ward, Chair of Oswestry Show Committee, said: “We are delighted to have supported the hospital with this project.

“I love that the pictures were taken in the local surroundings and the new chairs are very comfy. The area is a great addition to the corridor.”

Victoria added: “We reached out to our staff and asked what themes they would like to see on the corridor – we had some great responses including hospital history, a map of the world, local landmarks, friendship stop and more.

“Our next mural to be installed will be near Alice Ward, the dedicated children’s ward, with a game of Where’s Percy, the hospital’s pet peacock who sadly passed away a number of years ago. Percy will be hidden in a forest illustration which people will have the opportunity to find him.”

Victoria Sugden, League of Friends Charity Director; Peter David, League of Friends Chair; with David North, Reverend Prebendary; and Janet Ward, Chair at the Oswestry Show Committee.

David North, Reverend Prebendary; Janet Ward, Chair at the Oswestry Show Committee; Peter David, League of Friends Chair; and Victoria Sugden, League of Friends Charity Director.