Adult Silva Tinkham Sling

The Tinkham is a fully supportive divided leg sling and features a wrap around thoracic section, designed to fit firmly around the body, with clunk-click buckle which allows the user to “wear” the sling.

From From £225.00

Please Call 01522 420091 to Discuss Your Ordering Options

What is it?

A highly technically advanced transfer sling designed for end users who suffer with extreme extensions. Originally designed as part of the Paediatric range this sling has also been adapted for adults. The Silva-Tinkham adult sling has been manufactured to ensure a safe transfer for those end users who have been known as ‘escape artists’ and have difficulty in maintaining any body control or those who have extensor patterning.

It is a fully supportive divided leg sling and features a wrap around thoracic section, designed to fit firmly around the body, with clunk-click buckle which allows the user to “wear” the sling. It features a soft padded neck roll and head support. Hip tapes supplied as standard with provision for a 2nd set of hip tapes. Two modesty straps supplied, one alongside the inner leg tape and one across the width of the leg.

Available material types:

Superfine PLUS – High performance fabric offering superior comfort. SUITABLE FOR BATHING

Superfine PLUS – Wash at 71°C – Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)


XXX Small, XX Small, X Small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large


Lift Type


Support Type

Full body

Optional: Additional Hip tapes

Attachment Type

Loop fixing spreader bar

User Physicality

Active alert and able to participate

Asymmetrical body shapes


Extreme extensions

Good head control

Good head trunk and hip control

Limited body control

Limited head control

Limited head trunk and hip control

Limited mobility

Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues

Severely disabled

Uncontrolled involuntary movement



Weight Limit

220kgs / 35stone / 485lbs

Mobility FIM Measure

1 & 2
(Mobility FIM measure only – please see tab for further detail)

Available Material

Superfine PLUS

Installation Options

Please Note: The images shown are to be used as a guide to the various installation options this product can be used for. These are a pictorial representation only. Please refer to the product’s instructions of use for application process.

Lift Type Guide

Lift Type: KEY

Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer.

Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility.

Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions

Mobility FIM

Functional Independence Measure

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.


  1. Transfers: bed / chair / wheelchair
  2. Transfers: toilet
  3. Transfers: bathtub / shower
  4. Transfers: car
  5. Locomotion: walking / wheelchair
  6. Locomotion: stairs

Sizing Guide

Sling Shape & Size

Instructions of Use - Chair

Instructions of Use - Bed

Happy Customers

Bathing Cradle Review

Hi Andrew

We have had a really exciting day today: our pupil has tried the Shower Cradle in the pool and it is absolutely amazing!! We set it up this morning with the rolls and headrest ect and the pupil has just been in the water independently for the first time with the TA beside and not needing to hold on to support at all.

we have shown it to lots of staff and will now start assessing other pupils to see how many more would benefit from using the cradle. it is so adaptable with the adjustable mesh/tilt feature and the different loops to hoist it into the water and it will make such a difference to our less mobile pupils.

Parent of Blind 10yo Child

“Being 10yrs old, blind unable to talk or walk would be enough to moan about for most…yet our daughter didn’t moan…until we got the Durance Junior chair.!!

She loves it so much that unless we get her out of her wheelchair, after school or hospital trips and into her comfy Durance Junior she wont stop moaning…she loves it.

Great personalised service were the customers needs are put first…Many other companies would do well to learn from Andrew at ambre-stone”

Team Lead for Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

I have just been sent the most wonderful photo of ………  in her Durance chair.  Her mum is thrilled that …….. is finally comfortable.

Many thanks.  Sorry I cannot share this photo with you but take it from me she looks fab.

Good job!

Professional Occupational Therapist

Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.

General Manager, Barchester Care Home

Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.

Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham

The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service – thanks!

Manager, Assisted Living Centre

I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists – so correct equipment is put in place at all times.

Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!


Matron, NHS Hospital

I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him.  I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.

Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home

The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.