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Ceiling Hoists

Proudly supplying and installing Guldmann Ceiling Hoist Systems since 2000.

At HLS healthcare, we are the experts in providing healthcare equipment and furniture solutions designed to allow healthcare professionals to quickly and safely move people in all manner of care environments.

We not only provide care specialists with the equipment needed for non-strenuous, safe patient handling; we also offer complete professional support and training services designed to match your current and projected requirements. 

Our high-quality products are versatile and practical, tackling all lifting and moving needs.

Quality Overhead Tracking Hoist

HLS healthcare is the exclusive official importer in Australia for Guldmann hoist systems

Guldmann Overhead Tracking Hoists allow people to be moved quickly and most importantly safely for both the patient and carer, they ensure that care providers don’t have to take on dangerous processes to help the individual they’re assisting move. We choose to supply Guldmann Overhead Tracking Hoists as we believe they are the best in the market. We are the exclusive official importer in Australia for Guldmann Ceiling Hoist systems. We also can arrange to have your newly installed system inspected annually in accordance with AS/NZS 10535:2011.

When choosing whether to use a overhead tracking hoist, it's important to understand the benefits and cons associated with the different types of systems that can be installed. Where mobile hoists are bulky and take up storage room, ceiling hoists offer a fixed and more compact solution.

When you’re installing a hoist that alters the structure of your facility or property in some way, it’s important to begin by engaging a specialist team, such as HLS healthcare. We will examine your ceilings, floors, and walls to make sure that the track can be mounted as safely and conveniently as possible. Once we have determined that you have the right structural integrity in your facility to support a tracking system, we will consider how many tracks are needed throughout the property and where they should be located, such as around bathrooms and bedrooms.

Architects and clients need to work together to consider the needs of the end-user, and the structure of the rooms that the ceiling hoist might need to move through. Standard joists in your facility won’t necessarily be strong enough to withstand the weight of a hoisting system and a user combined, which means that you’ll need additional support in place. Usually, in rooms where timber joists have been used in the ceiling, the easiest way to properly install a tracking system is with the use of load-spreading beams that can span over the joists.

What to Look For in a Premium Quality Patient Lifting Hoist

Hoists are one of the most essential tools in a care environment. Whether it's a hospital, rehabilitation centre, or a senior care home, care providers will need to aid people who may not be able to move freely by themselves. Patient lifting hoists allow for the simple and safe positioning, movement, and transfer of patients with mobility issues, ensuring that care providers avoid injury, and users get the respect and comfort that they deserve. 

Today, there are many different ceiling hoists available on the medical market, depending on the kind of support you need to give. Some hoists are attached to the ceiling and use a motorised track to move people from one room to another. Others are designed specifically for quick and easy use in any environment. A premium-quality mobile lifting hoist is the kind of hoist a care provider will use to help users stand up on their own. The sling of this hoist fits around the users back and legs to carefully ease the individual into the standing position. In some cases, a stand hoist can also be used to assist with rehabilitation and helping patients to walk too. 

Types of Hoists Used in Aged Care Facilities

Guldmann's ceiling hoists improve the lives of carers and patients in many ways

When it comes to moving and handling practices in the nursing home, there are few tools more valuable than the right hoist. A  ceiling hoist is a mechanical system that makes it easier to lift and move a patient or individual with limited mobility. With a ceiling hoist, care providers can avoid dangerous lifting procedures that put both themselves and the people they're looking after in danger. These solutions offer safety, flexibility and simplicity for the people who need it most.

Without a hoist, multiple carers would need to work together to lift a patient to or from their bed, bath, or chair. This leads to greater discomfort for the patient, and an increased risk of injury for the care provider. If someone slips or loses their grip, everyone involved in the lift might end up injured. That's because manual moving and handling rely on the physical strength and balance of individual people.

On the other hand, with a ceiling hoist, risks of injury are kept to a minimum. A care provider can work by themselves to place a comfortable sling around their patient. The sling then lifts the patient using a mechanical process that doesn't put strain on the care provider. The process is safer, smoother, and requires fewer resources than a manual lifting process. What's more, hoists can also lead to a more dignified and comfortable experience for the patient too.

Because hoists are such a valuable piece of equipment in care and nursing environments, there are many different types to choose from. Manufacturers have experimented over the years to find more convenient ways of assisting the care providers that look after mobility-impaired people each day. In a nursing home, the most common types of hoist include:

Ceiling hoists: These are some of the most advanced hoists in the modern nursing home. They operate on a ceiling track, allowing a patient to move freely from one room to the next without a care provider needing to wheel them around. The service user simply sits in a sling while the ceiling hoist moves. Although these systems are more expensive to install, they take up less space and are often the safest and most reliable hoists of all.

Ceiling Hoists are an incredible addition to any nursing home. They eliminate a range of moving and handling risks for both patients and care providers alike. However, just like any other health accessory, it's important to make sure that you're investing in the right kind of hoist for your needs.

If you're ready to talk about the types of hoist that might be best for your nursing home, you can contact HLS healthcare today

We'll talk you through a wide range of options to find out what's right for you.

Choosing a Premium Quality Ceiling Hoist

Today's ceiling hoists come with a wide variety of different features and functionality depending on the manufacturer that you choose to buy from. Weight capacity is a crucial factor for any purchase that is intended to support the needs of a patient. If your facility sees a lot of plus-sized patients, a tool with the ability to manage greater weights will be necessary. 

Other points to consider include:

  • The physical needs of the patient: How much can they move on their own?
  • The cognitive needs of the patient: Can they communicate their comfort or discomfort for you?
  • The flexibility of the hoist: Can it be moved to different parts of the facility, or is it only necessary for one specific room? For instance, you may need a standing hoist that's specifically required to help people stand up in the bath. 
  • The space you have for the hoist: You'll need to make sure that you choose a hoist that fits into the room you've chosen.

Ceiling Hoists

A premium quality ceiling hoist solution for hospitals and state of the art healthcare facilities

Room-covering Ceiling Hoist System

This setup provides complete freedom as the room can be laid out exactly as you wish. Perfect for healthcare facilities where multiple lifts take place. The room covering system consists of two parallel rails and a traverse rail on which the hoist is mounted.

Single-rail Ceiling Hoist System

A single rail ceiling hoist system is ideal for moving people over longer distances, where there isn’t  a requirement for adaptations. The ceiling hoist system has been used in schools, horse riding facilities and leisure centres.

Combination Ceiling Hoist System

A room-covering ceiling hoist system and a single-rail ceiling hoist system can be combined using a Guldmann Combi-lock when placed on the rail from the single track. This locks the traverse rail to the single rail and simultaneously releases the safety lock.

See Guldmann Ceiling Hoists in Action

Guldmann sets a whole new level of standard in aged care

The Village by Scalabrini

Through a unique partnership with HLS healthcare, Hansen Yuncken & Scalabrini Aged Care Village – a residential aged care community located in New South Wales is setting a new standard when it comes to the use of technology in aged care settings.

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