Gainsborough Specialist Bathing unveils lifting and transfer system for care homes


Glide 200 Ceiling Track System improves manual handling and enhances patient dignity

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing has launched the new Glide 200 Ceiling Track System for care environments.

The lifting and transfer system is designed to enhance the patient experience and is engineered to deliver the same level of reliability, quality and safety associated with the Gainsborough range of hi-lo powered baths.

Gordon Farmiloe, care in bathing managing director at Gainsborough, said: “As an established and experienced healthcare provider, we understand how to meet the needs of today’s care environment. Hence this new range of ceiling track lifts will greatly improve manual handling management in terms of patient dignity, carer efficiency and overall safety.

“Now that Gainsborough can provide both assistive baths and overhead patient lifting systems simultaneously, a significant benefit is available to key decisionmakers and procurement personnel in the care sector through enhanced value and operational efficiencies.”

The Glide 200 Ceiling Track System provides highly adaptable track configurations so that almost any layout can be achieved. A comprehensive suite of track components that includes curved and straight sections, H-systems, room-to-room gates and multi-exit turntables allow for seamless transfers between rooms.

There is also the option of ceiling or wall-suspended systems and track components maintain room aesthetics through their use of unobtrusive, bracket-less fixings.

The Glide 200 has a safe working load of 200kg - 31 stone - and comes with manual or powered traverse options and a unique self-charging system, which allows the lift motor to be charged ‘on-track’ while delivering up to 150 lifts per charge.

With a wide range of accessories and slings, it can be customised to complete a number of care tasks in a wide variety of environments. With either clip or loop fixing attachments, the range of slings has been designed to provide increased reassurance, dignity and safety to the patient during the transfer. Optional accessories also include manual or powered cradle positioning systems, digital weigh-scale and stretcher attachments.

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Farmiloe said: “Continuing with our reputation for providing complete turnkey solutions in bathing, Gainsborough can now implement a total patient lifting and bathing system from site assessment and design right through to installation and on-going servicing. This will deliver far-reaching improvements within the care environment and our product range will continue to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation.”