June 13, 2024 | Terry Smith

How to implement the TransitFlow portering chair in your hospital

Are you looking at potentially upgrading or implementing new portering chairs in your hospital?

In this article, we look at the typical process for implementing the TransitFlow Portering Chair, from the demo/trial stage, through to training & implementation.

TransitFlow Portering Chair designed to transport patients in a hospital

Arranging a demonstration or trial

If you would like to see the TransitFlow in person before going ahead with a purchase, we can arrange a face-to-face demonstration, to give you and your staff the opportunity to get hands-on with the chair. 

We also offer the option of loaning a chair for a trial period, which gives your team the opportunity to use the chair on a day-to-day basis and evaluate whether it’s a suitable option for your site. Typically, a trial period would be 1 or 2 weeks, but we can discuss this in more detail should you have specific requirements. 

To arrange a trial or demonstration, feel free to give us a call on 01473 741144, or contact us via the contact form at the bottom of this page. 


Purchasing the TransitFlow

The TransitFlow is typically purchased in quantity, either through a procurement framework or through the Trust’s procurement department. 

We are actively working to get the TransitFlow added to the NHS Supply Chain and SBS procurement frameworks and will update this blog once this has been completed.

In terms of pricing, the cost for a single chair is £914 exc. VAT but this typically climbs down quite a bit on quantity as we’re able to save a lot on freight costs and thereby pass the savings on.  The price is reflective of build cost and longevity. For more information on TransitFlow costings, please read this article.


Training & Implementation

The key to any successful product implementation largely comes down to handover and training, which is why we take this part of the implementation very seriously. 

We will typically arrange a face-to-face training session on or just after delivery of your chairs, which we try and get as many staff to attend as possible. Where possible, we would also train a key member of staff, typically the Portering Manager, to be able to train new staff or any staff not able to attend. We’re also able to arrange additional training sessions, should they be required. 



I trust this article has helped make the TransitFlow implementation process clearer. If you still have questions, or if you would like to get started on your implementation, please give us a call on 01473 741144, or contact us via the form below. 



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