Thank you Johnnie
We have a similar free standing system to yours and it is a great help. The OT`s suggestion now if for us to have a ceiling fixed hoist that will go round corners to get OH from bedroom into bathroom and onto the loo. We will still have one in the living room to get him from his chair into a wheel chair but we know we may have to have a bed in the living room and this will necessitate a ceiling hoist with a junction in it..
I had hoped that some-one on the forum would have experience of these and so would be able to tell me if there were other aspects I should be aware of. The OT wanted me to think ahead so that she could arrange the installation once and have it suitable for the future whatever that might bring.
Perhaps my biggest problem is reluctance to imagine too far ahead as life is hard enough already. I will cope but I don`t want to cross bridges before I get to them.
Thanks for your post. All the best to you and John.