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.

2019 BART Walk

The BART Walk will be held on Sunday 9th June 2019 form 1 pm to 3 pm at Musgrave Park The walk is open to anyone who has benefited from orthopaedic surgery, especially those that have had joint replacements.
Children and grandchildren are especially welcome.

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If you are unable to join the Walk, but would like to support the efforts to fund orthopaedic surgery research, you can donate by clicking the button below.


Latest News

Thank you to our Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Volunteers

Thank you to our Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Volunteers
22 May 2019
BART would like to say a big thank you to Volunteer Now for their training programmes and support for our BART Volunteers who made history at the 2019...

Professor Beverland Podcast

Professor Beverland Podcast
22 May 2019
How often should a patient be followed up following joint replacement? Our latest paper suggests patients can be safely discharged after their first r...

International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day
21 May 2019
20th May is International Clinical Trials Day. An annual recognition of when James Lind started what is often considered the first randomised clinical...
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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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