What We Offer:
Safety and Ease of Patient Transfer
A patient ceiling lift system improves how patients with mobility issues are cared for. Simple to use, our systems gives care providers the ability to move their patients while mitigating safety risks, such as trips and falls.
Improved Quality of Life
A ceiling hoist system improves a patient’s quality of life. Patients with limited mobility risk muscle strain when moving. A good hoist system prevents overstraining when moving and for activities such as cleaning the patient.
A ceiling hoist cassette can be power driven or manually moved around a track system. Fixed hoist cassettes remain on the track system itself so they are easily stored when not in use to maximse space.
There are several types of ceiling hoists for sale. The best way to find out which hoist is right for you is to choose a reliable solutions provider and let them know who your patients are and what challenges your patients and staff face. Will patients need to be transferred from room to room, or will you just need to transfer them from a bed to a wheelchair? From there, they can guide you through your options.
Standard systems include:
A fixed hoist cassette is typically installed permanently on the tracking system and is not removed. There are variations of this fixed hoist style including removable fixed hoists that can be taken off one tracking system and transferred to another tracking system. Tracking systems are installed above the patient’s bed to help lift and move to another part of the room or to another room. This system is typically installed in rooms assigned to accommodate people with movement difficulties such bariatric, or seriously injured patients. A ceiling hoist can also be used for the disabled.
Free Standing Systems
A free standing hoist system is an adjustable piece of equipment often use to transport a patient from the bed to their wheelchair. Free standing systems can be set up in and moved around a facility or home. It is often used as a temporary solution or in instances where the ceiling or wall structure is unsuitable for a permanent installation.
A portable hoist system is typically used where there are a number of tracking systems installed in a facility or hospital and the budget constraints do not allow for a fixed hoist motor to be installed onto every track. Although designed differently to a fixed ceiling hoist cassette to make it portable, it works in a similar way and is able to be connected to the tracking system with a connection system such as the Flexi-Link.
These systems preserve the dignity of patients as they no longer need to struggle with the strain of moving as they are gently lifted to position or to their intended location. Ceiling hoists are not just for the handicapped or the disabled, they are also used to lift and move the elderly and people suffering from serious injury. They can even be used for heavily pregnant women.
Why Choose CHS Healthcare?
Work with a team of healthcare professionals who have decades of experience. This brings unrivalled value in the design and development of our range of patient ceiling hoist systems.
Get the best advice so you can have the right equipment, installed by experienced professionals.
CHS Healthcare offer tailored solutions and include design, consultation and project management at no cost to the client. Installation of patient lifting hoist solutions is overseen by our Project Management team, and conducted by our nationwide team of accredited installers. Comprehensive client training is conducted by our training team and refresher training is available at no cost.
We have a large selection of global brands and exclusive products available. This means that we can customise or create a packaged solution from the best equipment on the market to suit your needs.
We are a registered NDIS provider. If your need is for a residential installation or equipment, all services including the price of equipment and aftercare can be included in our packages.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can a ceiling hoist be used?
Anywhere where you need to assist people moving from one position or place to another. Hospitals, rehabilitation centres and aged care facilities need these systems in ICU and CCU wards, physiotherapy rooms, maternity rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms and many other areas. Ceiling hoists can even be placed in homes where someone is disabled or suffers from immobility.
Where can a ceiling hoist be installed?
Although the name would suggest it is only for ceiling installations, our systems can be attached to the wall using our wall post or bracket systems.
- Concrete slabs above the ceiling are ideal as they carry enough load supporting strength for all lifting and moving requirements.
- For timber or steel truss ceilings, the hoist system may require strong reinforcement to prevent it from deflecting or straining the structure if it has not been designed to take the load. We have engineers who can assist with designing and recommending the necessary structural support required for each application.
- We recommend that all wall and ceiling installations be installed by our accredited teams.
Do I need a portable instead of a fixed ceiling hoist?
Not necessarily. Fixed ceiling hoists are the optimal solution and the tracking systems can be installed to link one room to another room. A ceiling hoist can make lifting and transferring patients easier in a room with limited space.