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Shower curtain rail to accommodate hoist transfer

Shower rail to accommodate hoist transferBeth has a 7-year-old son who is disabled and requires lifting into the shower. He is now too heavy for Beth to manage, so a hoist has been installed. This meant removing the existing shower rail and curtain, giving no privacy to anyone standing in the shower.

The shower rail is an aluminium extrusion, bent in the centre and attached to the walls in the corner of the bathroom. The rail was cut in the centre, and braced hinges made to attach each half to the walls. The rail was joined in the middle with a plate and wing nut, allowing the two halves to be swung apart to allow entry of the hoist.

Beth and her son can now enjoy a normal level of privacy in the shower.

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