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.

Deep River Rock Belfast Half marathon

Deep River Rock Half Marathon

Did you miss out on all the fun at the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon? Then why not join us and the staff from Musgrave Park who have already signed up to #TakePart4BART in the Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd September.
Maybe you have family or friends who would be up for a 13.1 mile challenge?

Sign up at www.belfastcitymarathon.com and tick the box for BART to get your T-shirt and goodie bag, tailored training advice and free lunch post-race.

Sign Up

If you are unable to take part in the Deep River Rock Belfast Half Marathon, but would like to support the efforts to fund orthopaedic surgery research, you can donate by clicking the button below.


Latest News

Good Luck Everyone!

Good Luck Everyone!
17 September 2019
Thanks to all the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust staff who are taking park for BART in the Belfast City Half Marathon this Sunday. Here's hoping...

Enhanced Recover After Surgery (ERAS)

Enhanced Recover After Surgery (ERAS)
17 September 2019
BART is delighted to be part of a pilot service improvement initiative within Musgrave Park Hospital. Our Charity Director, Prof David Beverland, open...

Fundraising Friday

Fundraising Friday
13 September 2019
Kathleen (pictured with Prof Beverland, our Charity Director) had her first hip replacement in 2008 and a second in 2015. She is a committed BART amb...
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

Email: click here to email us