Spica / Lateral Sling

A divided leg lateral transfer sling with hinged back section for raising/lowering patient back position as required.

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What is it?

Specification Description Sizing – guide Lift type – guide Mobility FIM Sling shape
A divided leg lateral transfer sling with hinged back section for raising/lowering patient back position as required. Manufactured with a removable torso supporting plastic back board.

The Spica sling was initially designed and developed for use with those patients who have a Spica hip cast, however is now widely used in orthopaedic departments for patients with a range of orthopaedic surgeries and provision can be made for a stabilising broomstick.

Featuring comfortable padding throughout, a wipeable, Dartex lining and supplied with removable neck roll and waist support. All tapes are fully adjustable.

Available in one material type:

  • Polyester and Dartex – Easy application. Glides and slides smoothly, dries quickly after washing. (Dartex lining)Wash at 71°C.
    Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C).
    Suitable For Bathing.

Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large


Transfer Type


Lift Type




Support Type

Full body



Attachment Type

Loop fixing spreader bar

User Physicality

Active alert and able to participate

Chronic pain

Limited body control

Limited head trunk and hip control

Limited mobility






Weight Limit

220 kgs / 35 stone / 485 lbs

Mobility FIM Measure

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

Available Material

Polyester & Dartex


Please Note: Measurements are given for guidance and only reflect the design stated. If you require a custom made sling or have any further questions regarding Silvalea sizing please contact us for more help.

(Shoulder Circumference)
(Full Height)
(Inside Leg Length)
XSmall 70 – 90cm 85 – 102cm 52 – 63cm
Small 80 – 100cm 102 – 127cm 63 – 77cm
Medium 100 – 120cm 127 – 176cm 77 – 91cm
Large 110 – 130cm 176 – 183cm 89 – 102cm

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

Sling Shape

Approximate visual representation of sling design.

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.