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Welcome to BART

Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART) was formed in 2002 by surgeons from Musgrave Park Hospital and a mechanical engineer from Queen’s University Belfast. The aim of the charity is to provide funding for various research projects in joint replacement for the benefit of patients in Musgrave Park Hospital and further afield. Since the charity has been established it has raised over £2 million for joint replacement research. The main areas of research are: improvement of the patient experience from first contact to discharge, restoration of leg length during hip replacement, patient satisfaction following knee replacements, blood loss, complications during and after joint replacement and general measures of how our patients do following surgery. BART is interested in any type of research which is of potential benefit to patients.

Musgrave Park Hospital is the regional orthopaedic and rehabilitation centre for Northern Ireland. The hospital performs around 2,500 hip and knee replacements each year, although numbers must increase over the coming years to meet the demands of our population. This makes it one of the largest joint replacement units in the UK.

BART has been involved in the completion of 83 peer reviewed publications since it was established, (View Here), 31 within the last 5 years, and over 250 conference presentations. The research that is carried out at Musgrave Park Hospital would not be possible without the contributions from BART.

BART in Bloom 2020!

The daffodils are coming back in our field at Bingham’s Nursery in Ballyclare. Please support our campaign and help us add to last year’s total of £2,543.26

All proceeds will go towards improving patient care for those undergoing hip and knee replacements.

Can you help? We need pickers & packers, promoters & sellers. If you would like to join our fundraising team please email your details to info@bartni.org and one of our staff will get back to you.

Latest News


18 February 2020
‘I chose to run last year’s Belfast City Marathon Fun Run for BART as I value the importance of our joints and know of the amazing research this chari...

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020
18 February 2020
In this the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife we thought you’d like to meet some of the great nurses we work with over the course of the yea...

🌟Date for your diary!! 🌟

🌟Date for your diary!! 🌟
18 February 2020
This year’s BART Walk will be held on Sunday 7th June at the Musgrave Park Bowling Pavilion, beside the hospital. You can walk a mile or a while! Ther...
Our research would not be possible without the important donations we receive throughout the year. So please help us further our work by sending a donation today.

Address Details

Outcomes Assessment Unit
Musgrave Park Hospital
Stockman’s Lane

Contact Details

Tel: 028 9068 3530

Fax: 028 9068 3530

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