waterwide 033_smallAs one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of hoists and stairlifts the Dolphin Lifts Group will be showcasing examples from several leading manufacturers on stand B21 at The OT Show.

Following the recent signing of a UK distribution agreement with Liko, Dolphin Mobility will be using the OT Show to officially launch this partnership by exhibiting the Room to Room transfer Liko Hoist. Also on show for people to view and test will be several examples from the Handi-Move range including their unique body support system, seat sling and wall lift and showerbath trolley, together with the new Stannah 600 stairlift.

For OTs looking for a hoist which can be used in a confined space where ceiling heights are too low for an overhead hoist or it is not possible to fix a tracked solution, the Handi-Move wall lift hoist is ideal. The telescopic arm of the wall lift can extend the radius of its arc from 900mm to 1300mm (35.4” to 51.2”) which ensures users can be easily transferred from their chair to the toilet or changing bed. When not in use the arm folds flat to the wall ensuring minimum space is taken up.

The Waterside Day Service Centre in Stoke-on-Trent is a perfect example of how a wall hoist can work as Day Manager Diane Saunders explained: “We knew a tracked hoist would be unsuitable as the ceilings are quite low, whilst a mobile hoist would take up too much space within the care suites. When we saw the wall hoist it was a ‘light bulb’ moment as it was the perfect solution for transferring users from a wheelchair to the toilet and then the changing bed. From placing the order through to the installation, the team at Dolphin was great and I would certainly recommend Dolphin Mobility Manchester to anybody in the North West looking for assistance with hoisting equipment.

More and more healthcare professionals are using mobile hoists. In recent years, the use of rebound therapy as part of an ongoing activity programme has become more and more popular and the Handimove Victor is ideal for this. With the capacity to lift a user of up to 225kg (35 stone) from ground level onto a 1.1 metre high trampoline, the need for manual handling is eliminated; unlike many hoists, the manoeuvrability of the Victor hoist ensures staff can lower the user directly onto the bed of the trampoline.

“Exhibiting at The OT Show will provide us with a fantastic opportunity to engage with OT’s and showcase hoists and staitlifts from some of the UK’s leading manufacturers” commented Managing Director Craig Dunnage.

Over the last 25 years, Dolphin Mobility has firmly established itself as a leading independent supplier of hoists and stairlifts in the UK. There are now 16 independently owned and operated Dolphin branches covering the UK and Ireland and most are family businesses, helping to add the personal touch so often missing from larger companies. Dolphin Mobility prides itself on being independent and represents many of the leading mobility and access equipment manufacturers including Handimove, Handimove, Liko, Stannah and Thyssen. However, as it is not aligned with one individual supplier, the company is in the unique position of being able to offer customers completely independent and impartial advice and quotations. For more information and to find your nearest Dolphin Mobility branch visit www.dolphinlifts.co.uk or call 0800 9800126.