Transfer sling and frame

Project  / Project number: 14/05/S 2006  /  Status:


The challenge

Transfer sling and frameThis young man, who has muscular dystrophy, was unable to get entry into a specially modified house to let him live independently as he could not manage to transfer between his wheelchair and the toilet on his own.

After several unsuccessful attempts with different designs of transfer boards we installed a redundant electric hoist donated by another client which together with a shoulder harness and a frame erected around the toilet enabled him to swing across with minimum arm effort.

The combined devices enabled him to use the toilet in a safe and effortless transfer without any assistance, and as a result he has been able to move into his new home.

(Caithness, Sutherland & Orkney)