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

Professor Rafael Bengoa

Professor Rafael Bengoa
10 April 2019
Professor Bengoa who produced the October 2016 report “Systems Not Structures – Changing Health and Social Care” is In N. Ireland this week and had th...

Latest Research

Latest Research
10 April 2019
New BART research just out this month in Hip International looking at the incidence, risk factors and outcome of foot drop following hip replacement.

Roslyn's Training Journey

Roslyn's Training Journey
01 April 2019
Over the last 4 weeks I have been out on training walks for the 8 mile marathon walk. My aim was to get in 3 walks a week, which I have managed to ach...
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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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