September 26, 2023 | Terry Smith

Felgains PatientFlow Stretcher vs Linet Sprint 100 Stretcher; an honest comparison

There are a large number of patient stretchers on the market, each with various positives and drawbacks, and some with special functions, and subsequently, choosing the correct patient stretcher for your hospital can be a daunting and time-consuming task. 

The purpose of this article is to compare one of the most well-known stretchers on the market; the Linet Sprint 100 Stretcher, with the Felgains PatientFlow stretcher, covering the key features, positives, and drawbacks of each, to make your decision-making process easier and to enable you to make the best decision for your hospital. 

Key features comparison table


Felgains PatientFlow

Linet Sprint 100
Safe Working Load 320kg 320kg
Lowest Height (mm) 55 55
Highest Height (mm) 85 89
Patient Surface Size 70 x 195 66 x 193
Weight of stretcher 102kg 135kg
Warranty 2 years 2 years


What is the Linet Sprint 100 Stretcher?

Image credits: Linet

The Linet Sprint 100 is designed to help with patient flow, safety and patient recovery. It offers efficient transport, reliable design and comfort for the patient. 

Key Features and Specifications

  • Safe working load: 320kg
  • 5th wheel steering
  • Dual-purpose IV poles/pushing handles
  • Fold-down side rails
  • Easy braking


  • 5th wheel steering – The 5th wheel under the centre of the Linet Sprint 100 trolley ensures maximum manoeuvrability and easy guidance; especially useful in busy and crowded emergency environments. 
  • Easy braking – Releasing or activating the brakes by pushing the foot lever down with clear visibility on the brakes supports ergonomic working.
  • Ergonomic to use – The Sprint 100 has IV poles that double as pushing handles, enabling staff to push the stretcher from multiple heights. 


  • Heavy – Compared to the PatientFlow, the Linet 100 is heavier, which could result in your staff experiencing fatigue when using the stretcher for an extended period of time. 


What is the Felgains PatientFlow Stretcher?

The PatientFlow is a hospital stretcher for emergency departments and any areas in hospitals where patients are transported. This A&E trolley is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, yet robustly built to withstand heavy use all day, every day. 

Key Features and Specifications

  • Safe Working Load: 320kg
  • Max patient weight: 260kg
  • Dual-purpose IV pole
  • Fold-down side rails
  • Retractable 5th wheel
  • Available in both hydraulic and hybrid electric versions
  • Central-locking braking


  • Lightweight – The PatientFlow is lightweight compared to other patient stretchers on the market, which can make a big difference when the stretcher has to be used all day, every day, in busy ED departments. 
  • 5th wheel – The 5th wheel under the centre of the trolley means that the PatientFlow is very manoeuvrable – especially important in crowded emergency departments.
  • High safe working load – The PatientFlow has a high safe working load of 320kg, meaning you can use it with most of your patients. 
  • Robust and flexible – the PatientFlow has heavy-duty IV poles that double up as push handles, giving you options on pushing positions for excellent ergonomics
  • Available in both hydraulic and electric hybrid electric versions; the Electric version allows for smooth movements across all functions, whilst the Hybrid Electric version of the PatientFlow has powered functionality and the non-essential functions are gas-spring assisted  – maximising battery capacity.


  • Lower maximum height, compared to the Linet Sprint 100. This could lead to taller staff members having difficulty operating the stretcher at the optimum height for safe manual handling. 

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Which stretcher should you choose for your hospital?

I trust this article has given you a clear understanding of the two patient stretchers from Linet and Felgains, and the positives and drawbacks of each. 

Which stretcher you choose for your trust will vary depending on your needs and requirements, and we will happily talk this through with you if required.  Often, a hospital would trial a piece of equipment such as a stretcher before purchasing, and we would be happy to arrange this for you. 

To get started, feel free to get in touch on 01473 741144, or via the contact form below. 



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