Hoists & Slings
Standing hoists and lifting slings are the ideal combinations to help with the transfer of patients with limited mobility. Hoists are large disability equipment that are designed to be operated by carers along with the use of the correct sling for the user. Commonly used in care homes or hospitals, they can provide the necessary assistance when moving patients and help to reduce the risk of injury to the individual and carer. Our guide on how to choose and hoist and sling can provide an insight to the type of transfer aids available however before using a hoist, it is vital that the correct training and assessment is provided from a moving and handling professional.