September 14, 2023 | Terry Smith

Felgains PatientFlow Stretcher vs Stryker Transport 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 Stryker Transport 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

Stryker Transport
Safe Working Load 320kg 227kg
Lowest Height (mm) 55 55
Highest Height (mm) 85 91
Patient Surface Size 70 x 195 76 x 192
Weight of stretcher 102kg Unknown
Warranty 2 years 1 year


What is the Stryker Transport Stretcher?

The Stryker Transport Stretcher is a simple, economical patient transport stretcher, featuring fifth-wheel mobility for easier traction and cornering, and central-locking brakes for optimum stability. 

Key Features and Specifications

  • Safe working load: 227kg
  • Retractable 5th wheel
  • Fold-down side rails
  • Central-locking brake system with dual-end activators


  • Simple to use – The Stryker Transport stretcher is designed to be simple and easy for staff to use, making training and implementation simple. 
  • 5th wheel – The 5th wheel under the centre of the trolley means that the Stryker Transport stretcher is very manoeuvrable – especially important in crowded emergency departments.
  • Customisable – Stryker offers a number of accessories for the Transport stretcher, including a defibrillator tray, chart holder, IV poles, and instrument trays, allowing you to customise the trolley to suit the needs of your department. 


  • Short warranty – The Stryker Transport has a limited warranty of just 1 year, covering parts, labour and travel, which may be a concern if you are looking for a trolley that is reliable and easy to service and maintain. 


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.

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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 Stryker 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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