Silva-Supportive Sling

The Silva-Supportive Sling, specifically designed to accommodate a range of muscle-wasting conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy or conditions like Multiple Sclerosis which cause general fatigue.

From £400.00

Please Call 01522 420091 to Discuss Your Ordering Options

What is it?

The Silva-Supportive Sling, specifically designed to accommodate a range of muscle-wasting conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy or conditions like Multiple Sclerosis which cause general fatigue.

Incorporating support for back, thighs and leg areas crucial for those with muscle atrophy. A full length stiffened integral back pack, leg sections and head support define this unique sling design.

Produced in Superfine Plus (spacer) fabric for superior comfort, the sling is a full body shape with reinforced elasticated side vents to the head support, creating a more structured supportive transfer. Adjustable Hip tapes as standard help to alleviate pressure from the hip area and can help to reduce pressure from behind the knee.


Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large


Transfer Type

General transfer

Supine to seated

Transfer from floor

Lift Type


Support Type

Full body


Attachment Type

Loop fixing spreader bar

User Physicality

Active alert and able to participate

Limited body control

Limited head control

Limited head trunk and hip control

Limited mobility


S – XL

Weight Limit

220kgs / 35stone / 485lbs

Mobility FIM Measure

1 2 & 3

Available Material

Silva-Superfine PLUS


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 for more help.

X Small 76-86cm 60-66cm 86cm 72cm
Small 86-96cm 66-74cm 96cm 77cm
Medium 96-108cm 74-80cm 111cm 86cm
Large 108-130cm 80-88cm 116cm 95cm
X Large 130-144cm 88-100cm 128cm 98cm

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

Sling Shape

Approximate visual representation of sling design.

Instructions of Use

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.