Patients at risk of developing pressure sores should be repositioned regularly. This system makes turning easier and positioning more secure. The two wedged bolsters, which are held in place by Velcro strips, support the side-lying patient without slippage. A three layer positioning pad absorbs and wicks away moisture from the patient, whilst the moisture proof barrier layer protects the bed. Handles on the pad allow manoeuvring of the patient into the required position.