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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.

Just want to give a big shout out to our colleagues across Northern Ireland and ALL front line workers who are battling #COVID19 every day.
We’re right behind you 🙌🏻 #NHSheroes
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Donations in 2020

Latest News

Fancy a challenge?

Fancy a challenge?
12 February 2021
Why not #TakePart4BART in the SPAR Craic 10k or 5k virtual run this St Patrick’s Day ☘️ You can join anywhere in the world! Register here: https://bit...

Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Sir Tom Moore
03 February 2021
We are saddened to hear Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away. He was an inspiration to us all and our thoughts are with the family at this time.

Thinking of you ❤️

Thinking of you ❤️
03 February 2021
These are difficult times for each and everyone one of us. The BART team just wanted to let all our supporters know we are thinking of you. ❤️ 
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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