Arjohuntleigh Products Patient Transfer Solutions MinstrelLongArjohuntleigh Products Patient Transfer Solutions MinstrelLong



The Minstrel® combines classic lifting technology with the latest standards in safety, security and comfort for both resident/patient and carer alike.

System integration

The Minstrel concept also includes a suitable sling for the type of resident/patient and use. Sling solutions are available in a wide range of special purpose designs and sizes.

Making tasks easier and safer

This easy-to-use aid enables caregivers to handle everyday lifting and transfers comfortably, safely and without stress. In the event that a resident/patient should fall down, the Minstrel allows a single caregiver to lift them up from the floor without having to manually sit the resident/patient up.

Improving care and efficiency

As a general purpose lift, the Minstrel is a good asset for small care facilities. Its user-friendliness and versatility encourage frequent and cost-effective utilisation.

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Designed for use in smaller facilities or at home, the compact Minstrel™ will lift residents/patients weighing up to 190 kg (419 lbs), but thanks to its large diameter, low friction castors, it is still easy to move and manoeuver.

The Minstrel has a solid hanger bar assembly that will prevent the resident/patient from swinging or swaying, adding to their overall safety and sense of security.

Technical information

Measurements and weights

Safe working load 190 kg (419 lbs)
Min lifting height 625 mm (24 1/2)
Max lifting height 2000 mm (78 3/4″)
Weight 56 kg (123 lbs)
Weight, with scale 57 kg (125 lbs)
External width of chassis, legs closed 620 mm (24 1/2″)
Internal width of chassis, legs open 925 mm (36 1/2″)
Height of chassis 110 mm / (4 3/8″)


Battery type rechargable sealed lead acid
Battery capacity 24 V 4 Ah
Protection class (lift) IPX4
Protection class (handset) IP67


Power supply 9V DC

Incorporating a full range of head and body support slings, the power-driven Minstrel means that caregivers can give residents/patients their undivided attention while lifting. No winding handles or hydraulic pumps mean that there is constant and reassuring contact with the resident/patient at all times.


  • Proven battery-powered lifting technology operated via a handheld control unit provides high standards of safety and comfort for both resident/patient and caregiver.
  • Minstrel® has a solid hanger bar assembly that will prevent swinging and swaying of the resident/patient adding to their overall safety and sense of security.
  • The spreader bar provides a wider gap between the shoulder and leg hooks. This enhances resident/patient comfort by distributing weight more evenly
  • Minstrel is also available with a scale option, allowing the carer to quickly weigh their resident/patient whilst performing a transfer.
  • The chassis can be opened by a simple foot pedal to allow close access and maneuverability around large chairs, wheelchairs, beds and toilets.