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Raymond Stevenson (Stevie) had his first hip replacement in Musgrave Park Hospital in 2000 and his second hip operation in 2016.  Stevie is a valued member of the BART family having been a volunteer  for many years.  He is the resident musician at our annual walk and family day held in June. Stevie has also be a member of BART’s patient liaison group and a volunteer at Musgrave Park Hospital.

BART director Professor David Beverland was at Altnagelvin Area Hospital at the end of 2019 to discuss the enhanced recovery after surgery service improvement project that’s been on going in Musgrave Park Hospital for hip and knee replacement patients. 

2019 was another excellent year for BART research!

We published 13 peer reviewed journal papers
We completed 1 year data collection for our largest clinical trial to date TRAC-24 look out for the publication in 2020.
We trialled the enhanced recovery after surgery programme which has received very positive feedback from patients.
We branched out to new areas of orthopaedics by becoming a recruiting site for the Science Study, a randomised controlled trial comparing whether elbow fractures heal better in a cast or with surgery.

A big thank you to the BART research team and all the Belfast Trust staff who help us with our research, we couldn't do it without you.  We look forward to 2020 with several new studies being planned.

2019 has been another incredible year for BART. Here are some snippets of what we’ve been up to:
➡Bingham’s Plant Nursery grew a field of daffodils for BART raising over £2,000!  A HUGE thank you the Bingham’s and to the very generous people of Ballyclare and Belfast who helped 
➡We were OVERWHELMED by the support we received at the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon events in May and September. Over 200 of you came out to #Takepart4BART. It was great to see all the BART t shirts promoting awareness.  In our year as one of the official Belfast City Marathon charities we raised almost £30,000! 
➡Our annual BART Walk supporters raised £50,000 for our research projects!
➡Irish Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (IPOS) held their annual conference in Belfast and BART was delighted to be one of their sponsors.  The Society share knowledge and understanding of paediatric orthopaedic disorders to advance diagnosis and treatment.

There have been so many key moments and so many people to thank for their support and accomplishments are only possible with patient participation and  donations. Thank you from the BART Team.

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.

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