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After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

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Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Hook, Samantha

Last updated: 28 July 2021

Samantha Hook

Samantha Hook
Consultant

Speciality

Trauma & Orthopaedics

Sub speciality

Lower Limb Primary and Revision Arthroplasty Surgery

 

Key Achievements:

Samantha is a lower limb primary and revision arthroplasty surgeon. 

She qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 1999 having also gained a BSc in Anatomical Science during her medical degree.

After house jobs, anatomy demonstrating and junior surgical jobs in Bristol and the South West, Samantha successfully completed her specialist registrar training in Wessex, gaining FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2008. 

During Samantha's training, she developed a passion for lower limb arthroplasty and, in particular, hip surgery. She was lucky enough to gain a fellowship in the World-Renowned Unit in Exeter at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre. This unit is internationally known and renowned for the development of the extremely successful Exeter Hip, the most used cemented hip replacement worldwide. During her year in Exeter, Samantha worked with the highly skilled surgeons and wider team where she developed her skills in primary hip replacement surgery as well as revision procedures including the use of bone impaction grafting, a technique developed in Exeter and Nijmegen for reconstructing bone defects in revision cases. 

Following her year in Exeter, Samantha spent six month at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC) in Oxford working in the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Unit where she gained experience in tumour and reconstructive surgery. In addition she was involved in revision arthroplasty reconstructive techniques. Oxford has a Bone Infection Unit and takes complex infected arthroplasty cases from the surrounding area. Whilst working in the NOC, Samantha developed an interest in infected arthroplasty management. 

Samantha has worked in Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust since September 2020 having previously been a consultant for nine years in Chichester, West Sussex.

She is an active member of the British Hip Society and is currently involved in the newly formed Culture and Diversity committee as well as working groups for revision hip complexity classification and guideline development in revision procedures. 

Samantha has been involved in education and the training of the next generation of surgeons since she started as a consultant in 2011, undertaking roles of surgical tutor as well as five years as a training programme director for orthopaedic training. She is also regularly invited to teach on educational arthroplasty courses.

Contact information

Karen Reed

02392 283425

karen.reed@porthosp.nhs.uk 

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