Bariatric Sorrento

The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space bariatric chair on wheels and can support patients up to 294kgs and has been designed to reduce the risk of injury to the patient and caregiver. Fully motorised to limit patient handling, the Bariatric Sorrento fully accommodates the user’s unique body shape which limits sliding, provides postural support and repositioning. Removable arms also assist with side transferring or sling application and removal

The Bariatric Sorrento chair takes into consideration the weight of the client, the body proportions, physical dimensions, range of movement, mobility and transfers. The needs of caregiver safety are incorporated into the design of the chair. With its adaptability and effortless adjustment, the Bariatric Sorrento can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of a user or re-adjusted to suit the needs of a new user meaning their comfort, posture and pressure management remain uncompromised. Removable arms can assist with side transferring or sling application and removal.

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The Bariatric Sorrento has;

700mm or 850mm seat width as standard with the ability to adjust smaller or larger in both models.  

Removable bottom cushion to accommodate Gluteal Shelf.

Tilt in space to allow for re-positioning for pressure care and comfort of the user. Elevating leg rest and recline are also standard.

Dartex multi stretch pressure management materials throughout all patient contact surfaces. This material is breathable with moisture permeability to ensure that the surface remains dry and comfortable for the user. This material can be wiped down for infection control and hygiene requirements.

Medium to high pressure management cushion, using memory foam. This cushion is removable for cleaning and if you wish to use a different type. An advantage of our memory foam cushions is they do not require maintenance or adjustment for each person, unlike a gel or air cushion. The cushion is also easily replaceable.

Adjustable seat width, foot plate height and seat depth allows the chair to fit the size and requirements of the user.

A light weight frame with directional castors to allow the chair to be easily pushed in a straight line or moved throughout a small room.

NDIS / Contracts

NDIS Item Code: 05_180921181_0103_1_2

COMPLIANCE: ISO13934-1 / ISO13937-1 / BS6807 / BS7175

On NSW Health Contract HSSP_HC19_CF820

Suitable For These Conditions

  • Weight of up to 294kg.
  • Pronounced gluteal shelf.
  • Reduced mobility.
  • Low muscle tone.
  • Abducted lower limbs.
  • High fluid retention.
  • Joint and muscle contractures.
  • Osteoarthristis.
  • Spinal cord injury.
  • Head injury.
  • Stroke.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

Main Uses

NDIS/Home Care – Care Facilities

Suitable for brain injury, stroke, any type of non ambulant bariatric person requiring pressure care and comfort.


Suitable for patients Useful for those in high dependency wards at risk of pressure injury. Eg; HDU ward, surgical wards, general medical wards, geriatric medicine, stroke and neuro, transitional care and acute care.

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Case Studies

Bariatric Sorrento Case Study - Alan's Story

By Seating Matters, Case Study, Bariatric This case study is a real patient scenario. The images have been created from real photographs taken with permission. This is a real person in a real situation but illustrations have been used in order to protect their identity. Images & Content © Seating Matters 2022 Background 41-year-old. 650...

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Case Study - Bariatric Seating, Falls Prevention

By Martina Tierney, OT Len Nixon is a bariatric gentlemen, approaching 181kg.  After suffering a stroke, Len found himself being admitted to hospital in Belleville, Ontario.  Because of Len’s bariatric condition he was spending most of his day in bed in hospital, occasionally being transferred by a lift to a chair to sit upright for...

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