Handling Belt / Transfer Belt
Hospital Direct’s comfortable and supportive Essential Handling Belt allows caregivers to help patients on the move.
This supportive transfer belt allows a carer to help their patient stand, sit, walk and perform sitting transfers so they can regain their independence. Patients should always feel secure during transfers, which is why this handling belt is designed for ultra-comfortable wear and protection. Carers can simply place the belt around the patient’s waist, adjust to fit and buckle to secure.
Hospital Direct produces the transfer belts at its manufacturing premises in Shropshire, where we attach a breathable, soft, anti-slip inner lining to shaped webbing handles. The ergonomic, angled handles enable the caregiver to hold the client/patient close without having to hold onto the patient’s clothes, upholding the patient’s dignity. The handles also help carers to maintain a safe posture as they assist patients.
Hospital Direct also stocks Simple Webbing Belts, Wipeclean Handling Belts, Deluxe Handling Belts and Disposable Handling Belts. For advice on which belts to opt for, please get in touch with our Technical Team. We will be delighted to help.
Hospital Direct stocks the transfer belt in seven sizes to fit all sizes, from children to adults.
- Child | 23–71 inches/59cm–71cm | Yellow
- Small | 28–36 inches/73cm–91cm | Blue
- Medium | 34–41 inches/88cm–104cm | Green
- Large | 41–46 inches/104cm–117cm | Red
- X-Large | 53–60 inches/134cm–152cm | Blue
- Universal | 27.5–50 inches/70cm–127cm | Orange
Features and Benefits
- Soft, breathable inner fabric for patient comfort
- Anti-slip lining to uphold patient security
- Shaped handles designed for all hand sizes to ensure carer comfort
- Handle position can be altered upon request to improve carer comfort
- Washable at 71°C to reduce the risk of infection and uphold cleanliness
- Manufactured in the UK
- FIM Independence Level: 5–4
- One or two carers to assist a patient or client
- Not to be used for lifting
- Patient upper-sitting balance required
- General wards
- Community nursing
- Residential homes
- Ambulance and transport departments
- Home care
- Palliative care
- Recovery (post-op)
- Children’s nursing
- Stroke care
- Occupational therapy
- Social services