THE walls and rooms of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital's Children's Ward were not exactly soothing to child patients who frequented the area.
But all that has changed over the past three weeks with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited's staff descending on the ward to give it a much-needed makeover.
The project was sponsored by the ANZ Fiji Staff Foundation and chairperson Judy Compain said the whole project was funded by staff of the bank.
She said while the Children's Ward was in an acceptable state, there was still space for improvement.
"In the emergency room there was paint peeling off the walls and this is where children go for resuscitation, asthma and other emergency cases," she said.
"Same as all the other treatment rooms you've got bright colours and flowers painted on it so the doctors just wanted a nice clean wall.
"It'll be good for the children as well, when they are healing they want a nice calming environment, the environment's got to be really pleasant for them," she said.
Ms Compain said the upgrading works were costing the ANZ Fiji Staff Foundation an estimated $50,000.
The staff foundation has already done upgrading works on the Labasa Hospital, the Nabouwalu Hospital Children's Ward and the Nadi Hospital.
She said the projects were fully funded by staff with staff voluntarily giving funds from their salaries to fund the upgrading works.