Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, Europe’s leading choice in assistive bath provision, installation and support, is delighted to announce the launch of the new Glide 200 Ceiling Track System that complements it’s wide range of baths for the care environment.



For 25 years Gainsborough, which is part of the Care in Bathing Group, has designed and delivered specialist assistive bathing solutions from concept to completion, in a variety of care environments from residential care homes to acute wards. The company now has the additional ability to provide patient lifting and transfer solutions alongside the Gainsborough bathing range with the new Glide 200 Ceiling Track System.

This new ceiling track system is designed to enhance the patient transfer experience and engineered to deliver the same high levels of reliability, quality and safety associated with the Gainsborough range of hi-lo powered baths. As Gainsborough is a solution-focused and proven product specialist, it is regarded as a logical progression for the business to introduce this new range as Gordon Farmiloe, Care in Bathing Managing Director explains: “As an established and highly experienced healthcare provider, we fully understand how to meet the needs of today’s care environment. Hence this new range of ceiling track lifts will greatly improve manual handling management in terms of patient dignity, carer efficiency and overall safety. Now that Gainsborough can provide both assistive baths and overhead patient lifting systems simultaneously, a significant benefit is available to key decision makers and procurement personnel in the care sector through enhanced value and operational efficiencies.”

The Glide 200 Ceiling Track System provides highly adaptable track configurations so that almost any layout can be achieved. A comprehensive suite of track components that includes curved and straight sections, H-systems, room-to-room gates and multi-exit turntables allow for seamless transfers between rooms. There is the option of ceiling or wall suspended systems and track components maintain room aesthetics through their use of unobtrusive, bracket-less fixings. The Glide 200 has a safe working load of 200kg (31 stone) to manage the majority of lifting situations, comes with manual or powered traverse options and a unique self-charging system, which allows the lift motor to be charged ‘on-track’ whilst delivering up to 150 lifts per charge. The efficient, quiet and reliable hoist unit also incorporates intelligent diagnostics and reporting so that service intervals are accurately predicted and product performance is optimised over its lifetime. The easy-access service panel can be also removed quickly for servicing and maintenance so any downtime is minimised.

The Gainsborough Glide 200 delivers safety with peace of mind for patient and carer during deployment through a variety of features including the intuitive emergency lowering system. With a wide range of accessories and slings, the Glide 200 can also be customised to complete a number of care tasks in a wide variety of environments. A diverse range of patient slings are compatible with the Glide 200 and are available in a selection of designs and materials to ensure maximum patient comfort. With either clip or loop fixing attachments, Gainsborough’s range of slings has been designed to provide increased reassurance, dignity and safety to the patient during the transfer. Optional accessories also include manual or powered cradle positioning systems, digital weigh-scale and stretcher attachments.

Gordon concludes: “Continuing with our respected reputation for providing complete turnkey solutions in bathing, Gainsborough can now implement a total patient lifting and bathing system from site assessment and design right through to installation and on-going servicing. This will deliver far reaching improvements within the care environment and our product range will continue to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation.”