Friday, December 21, 2012

Body Support System for Hoists

The Handi-Move body support system is a quick and easy alternative transfer device to conventional slings. It can be used for independent transfers and also greatly increases productivity for carers as they benefit from the increased speed of transfer in comparison to using slings. The body support is compatible with all Handi-Move ceiling hoists, pool hoists, mobile hoists and wall lifts.

Body Support for lifting disabled patients
Body Support Specifications

As authorised UK distributors of Handi-Move products Dolphin can supply, install and maintain their entire range of hoists. We also have demonstration units available should you need to try before you buy. For more information please call us on 0800 9800 126 or 01276 856060.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tutor 175 Folding Hoist

The Tutor folding hoist is a compact lifting device for disabled patients which folds down without the need for tools. Available in hydraulic and electric versions, the hoist has a lifting capacity of 175kg (28 stone).
Folding Hoist in upright position

Folding hoist in operation

Lifting a person from the floor
 For more details on this and other mobile hoists with folding capabilities please visit our main website or call us on 01276 856060.

Specifying the Oxford Dipper Pool Lift

The Oxford Dipper Lift is suitable for the following categories of lift within the working parameters
of the Dipper specified in the TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS within the user manual.

• Category A - Wheelchair
• Category C - Bath
• Category D - Toilet/Shower Chair
• Category E - Floor
• Category F - 90 Degree Rotation

The Oxford Dipper Lift  is suitable for patients in the SITTING, SITTING/RECUMBENT and
RECUMBENT positions.

When using the pool lift with a spreader bar, Joerns Healthcare Ltd range of Polyester net slings can be used with the Oxford Dipper Lift. The slings suitable for this device are listed as follows:

• Oxford Quickfit Sling
• Oxford Full Back Sling
• Oxford Quickfit Deluxe Sling
• Oxford Longseat Sling

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Suas Hoist Video - Lifting Device for the Disabled

The Suas Hoist is a compact patient lifter which can be taken apart for easy transportation. Suitable for use around the home its portability also makes it a viable option for the disabled traveller.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Arjo Maxi Sky 440 Portable Hoists

The Arjo Maxi Sky 440 is a portable ceiling lift which replaces the BHM V3 hoist in our product range. It can be used with portable gantry systems and fixed ceiling track systems.

Maxi Sky 440 with Easytrack FS
Maxi Sky 440 being used with the Easytrack FS Gantry
Arjo Maxi Sky 440 patient lifter
Maxi Sky 400 hoisting a patient into bed
The Maxi Sky 440 weighs only 6.5 kg and has an impressive safe working load of 200 kg. When not in use the unit can be plugged in and charged at any conventional power outlet. Call us on 01276 856060 for more details or visit the portable hoists section on our website for this and other available models.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dolphin Lifts Weekly News

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

BluOne F145 Pool Lift

The BluOne F145 pool lift is ideal if there is a drop from the poolside to the water line. The following example images show the lift in use at leisure centre swimming pools, indoor pools, outdoor pools and a seawater pool.

F145 pool lift image

F145 pool lift into sea

Disabled Pool Lift

F145 Swimming Pool Hoists

External Pool Lifts

The F145 is available with the chair option as standard and can also be used with a body harness, the chair can be fitted with transporter wheels for access to poolside. Contact Dolphin Mobility in the UK on 0800 9800 126 or 01276 856060 for more details.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Dolphin Lifts Daily Newsletter

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inclusion of Swimmers with a Disability

Free downloadable pdf, Inclusion of Swimmers with a Disability, from the excellent contains information on teaching swimmers with a disability.

Suas 140s Portable Hoists - Images and Manual

The Suas 140s portable hoist, available from Dolphin Mobility, is the ideal travelling aid and is especially useful when there is a lifting requirement in a confined space.

The Suas 140s hoist

Suas Hoist emergency stop button

Suas Hoists remote control
Suas hoist and sling
Suas Hoist Lifting from a chair
The hoist is supplied with a travel wrap and transport/storage trolley and has all of the features that you would expect from a conventional mobile hoist. For more information the Suas hoists user manual is now available for free download.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Inclusive Fitness Works out better for all

The English Federation of Disability Sport were disappointed to learn that many gyms are still inaccessible to disabled people, according to a Leonard Cheshire Disability report released this week. This has emphasised the significant need for programmes such as the Inclusive Fitness Initiative.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Suas Portable Hoists

The Suas 140s is a compact and portable hoist for lifting disabled people. With all the benefits of a standard mobile hoist, the Suas is extremely transportable and is perfect for taking on holiday or for use in tight spaces.

SUAS Hoist Car Seat Transfer

For more information on Suas Hoists and other portable lifting systems please contact Dolphin Lifts on 0800 9800 126 or visit the website.

***Please note, the SUAS hoist is no longer in production, for an alternative see the portable travel hoist on our website***

Monday, September 10, 2012

Exercise Your Right: National Gym Survey

"Survey your gym today." - Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, Channel 4 Paralympics reporter

‘Exercise Your Right' is part of the Action for Access campaign which works for a UK everyone can access. Leonard Cheshire Disability aims to gather hundreds of surveys to build a clear picture of gym access in the UK. With the information it will: Launch a report on gyms and disability (September) Publish the surveys online Work with each individual gym to make improvements Create a good practice guide for gyms.

Download forms from:

Gyms are 'no-go zones' for disabled people, say campaigners

Many local facilities are partially inaccessible and will struggle to cope with increased demand in wake of Paralympics

Monday, September 03, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dolphin Mobility reopened by Salford Mayor

A business that has undergone a complete makeover following a grant from Salford Council was reopened by the City’s Mayor Ian Stewart today, Wednesday 25 July.

Dolphin Mobility provides stair lifts, mobility products and aids for independent living, supplying both private individuals and local authorities from Liverpool Road, Eccles.

Click the link for the full article:

Or visit the Dolphin Mobility Manchester facebook page for more details.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Manchester Showroom Opening 25/07/2012 Visit our facebook page for more details.

Several stairlifts, hoists, through floor lifts, step lifts, beds, recliner chairs and many other mobility products available for demonstration.

Friday, July 20, 2012

BluOne pool lift now available in Blue

The BluOne pool lift is now available in blue in addition to the standard white version.

Blue Bluone Pool Lift

For more details contact Dolphin on 0800 9800 126 or visit the website for our full range of pool access equipment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shower Bath Trolley Images

Shower Bathing Trolley Lowered
Shower Bathing Trolley Lowered

Shower Bathing Trolley Side Bars
Shower Bathing Trolley Sidebars

Shower Bathing Trolley with Hoist

Shower Bathing Trolley Raised
Raised Shower Bathing Trolley

Bathing with the Shower Bathing Trolley
Bathing with the Shower Bathing Trolley

Nursing with the Shower Bathing Trolley
Nursing with the Shower Bathing Trolley

Using a Sling with the Shower Bathing Trolley
For more information on the Shower Bathing Trolley contact Dolphin |Mobility on 01276 856060.

Handi-Move 'A' Socket for Pool Lift

The Handi-Move Pool Lift socket is fixed into the concrete at the side of the pool at a maximum distance of 750 mm. A hole must be core bored into the concrete slab which has a diameter of 110mm to a depth of 170mm. The socket is then held firmly in place with a chemical resin.

When the lift is removed from its socket, the anchoring hole is closed off with a plastic cap. The unique design of the Handi-Move Pool Lift allows a single person to easily remove the lift when it is not required.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mobile Showering, Bathing and Changing Bench

A 3-in-1 shower, bath and treatment system which can be used as a shower stretcher, shallow bath, or nursing bench.

Available in the UK from Dolphin Mobility, please call us on 0800 9800 126 for more information and a guide to prices.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

Portable Hoist Motor

The Handi-Move portable hoist motor can be used on a ceiling track, a wall fixed track or a free-standing track system. Click the link above or call us on 01276 856060 for more details.

Portable Overhead Hoist Video:

Portable Hoist Tarzan Transfer Video:

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Handi-Move Ceiling Mounted Hoist

The Handi-Move ceiling hoist is suitable for ceiling mounting, wall fixing and can also be used on a free standing gantry.

The video shows the ceiling hoist being used to access a swimming pool but usually they are installed in domestic premises, caring facilities, schools and hospitals.

For more information and pricing in the UK please call Dolphin on 01276 856060.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Handi-Move Body Support Video

Newly available from Dolphin Mobility, the Handi-Move body support is an ingenious transfer device to enable increased independence for the disabled.

Suitable for several types of transfer including into a swimming pool or on to a horse for hippotherapy, the body support can only be used with Handi-Move hoisting products. Call Dolphin for more information on 0800 9800 126.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Handimove Pool Lift Installation and Technical Data

We have uploaded a huge amount of Handimove Pool Lift information to the main website. It can also be found under Handimove in our reference library. For more information call 01276 856060 or email

Pool Lift Buying Guide Updated

The Dolphin Mobility guide to buying a pool lift has now been updated.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Handimove Pool Lift Video

Now available to buy at call 0800 9800 126 for more information.

Handimove Pool Lift Hoist

A new addition to Dolphin Mobility's pool lift portfolio is the Handimove Pool Lift. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the Handimove can be removed from its socket by the press of a button and is easily stored by one carer.

The body support system or conventional looped slings are used to transfer the user into the swimming pool based on the requirements of the pool lift user. The lift is battery powered and features emergency lowering and stop switches.

Mobile Pool Lift

Seat sling transfer

Body support system
For more information visit Dolphin's pool hoist page on the main site or call us on 01276 856060. Site details can be emailed to if you would like someone to specify a pool lift for you.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Handimove Wall Lift

The Handimove wall lift is now available to buy from Dolphin Mobility from £1620 plus accessories, delivery and installation. For more information please call us on 0800 9800 126 or 01276 856060.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Atlas Portable Compact Hoist

Please note: There is currently a legal dispute between the original manufacturer and the UK distributor over the ownership of the design rights for the Atlas Portable Compact Hoist. We are currently seeking clarification from both parties and have temporarily suspended the promotion of this product in light of the ongoing dispute. Hopefully the situation will be resolved swiftly, in the meantime if you would like us to contact you when we start selling this product again please call us on 0800 9800 126.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ArjoHuntleigh Autolift Bath Lift Replacement

With Arjo ceasing production of the Autolift Bath Lift many people may be looking for a replacement or alternative hoist for access to their baths.

The Mermaid Bathing Hoist supplied by Dolphin Mobility may well be the product that you're looking for. The lift can be fixed at the side or end of the bath and works in a very similar way to the Arjo autolift.

The Mermaid is available in both manual and electric versions and can be used with a fixed seat option or the Ranger transporter chair.

For more information, including prices and installation guides visit the Dolphin Mobility Hoists website or call Dolphin on 0800 9800 126.

Foundation will aid UK Holocaust survivors

Article appeared on

(JTA) -- A new grant-giving foundation will provide one-time grants to help improve the quality of life for Holocaust survivors living in the United Kingdom.
The Six Point Foundation said it has $6.3 million to assist victims of Nazi persecution or refugees, fugitives or emigrants from Nazi Germany or Nazi-occupied territories.
Grants could be for purposes including medical costs, travel costs, special equipment including medical beds and stairlifts, and heating costs.
The foundation was established to distribute funds raised from the disposal of land and property assets owned by the Otto Schiff Housing Association. It is expected to remain in operation for five to seven years, or until all the funds have been distributed.
"Six Point Foundation has the potential to ease people’s lives, and we highly encourage all Holocaust survivors and refugees to apply for a grant," foundation chairman Susan Grant said. "As long as their need fits the foundation’s criteria, we will consider it.”
For an application form, to be filled out by survivors or their families, go to

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dolphin Mobility Job Vacancies

Please note that our most recently posted job vacancies have now been filled. Thanks to all who applied.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Home Lifts Video

The Hampshire and Dorset branch of Dolphin have updated their Domestic Lifts page to include Home Lift Videos from Wessex, Terry and Pollock Lifts.

For product enquiries in Hampshire and Dorset call 0500 575 333 if you enquiry is outside of this are please call 0800 9800 126 and we can put you onto your local branch.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Dolphin Mobility Buy With Confidence Approved

Dolphin Mobility are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as an approved member of the Surrey County Council Buy With Confidence scheme.

All of the businesses on the Buy With Confidence website have been vetted and approved by Surrey County Council's Trading Standards to ensure that they operate in a legal, honest and fair way.