“Wintec was very accommodating. They were happy to contribute by renovating the old disabled toilet to make it bigger to fit a changing table, hoist and myself. The MSD funding is allocated to an individual and so at the end of study, I have the option to take the hoist away. But I think it is important there is a hoist at Wintec for future and present students. Another student is using it now and she is very grateful that there is a room she can also use for her needs.”
Matty says having the overhead hoist has allowed him to focus on his studies rather than having to worry about how he is going to be changed.
Overhead lifting solutions are the most effective and safe way to lift and move an individual, and provides full access to the entire room. The lifting equipment is mounted on the ceiling to free up floor space, and can lift up to 200kg at a time. It’s quiet and easy to operate, and allows a single carer to complete safe and secure transfers by themselves with less risk of moving or handling injuries.
“The overhead hoist has given me more room when I’m in the toilet to get out of my chair and be changed,” Matty says. “I love all the features of the hoist, particularly how you can get to every area of the room instead of having a single track hoist that only takes me in one direction. My Mum wishes that it was at our house!
“Cubro was very easy to work with and sorted everything at their end for me. I would definitely recommend the overhead hoist to anyone with a disability.