Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
(603) 742-5252
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Child Life Services


Wentworth-Douglass Hospital offers a range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services for children, from infancy through adolescence. 

Physicians on or affiliated with the medical staff provide services to children in Anesthesia, Neurology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency/trauma, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Medicine, General Surgery, Radiology, Genetics and Urology.

We support patient- and family-centered care and recognize the role that parents and families play in the health and healing of their children. You are encouraged to actively participate in your child's care along with members of the health care team. 

Inpatient Services

As part of the Women & Children's unit, our inpatient area serves over 300 children and families each year. You are encouraged to stay with your child during the entire visit. Amenities include open visiting hours, private patient rooms with sleeping couches, a security system, free Wi-Fi and meals available for parents/caregivers.

Nursing staff are skilled in the care of pediatric patients. Registered nurses have training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). The services of our Child Life Specialist are available to address the unique developmental and coping needs of each patient, through play and diversional activities. The unit has a Play Room with activities and toys, a video game system and a variety of other diversional activites. For more information, please call visit our Child Life Specialist page or call (603) 740-2496.

For Newborns - Special Care Nursery
Also located on the Women & Children's unit, the Special Care Level II Nursery is an area designed to care for newborn infants with significant medical needs, such as prematurity.

Outpatient Services

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital benefits from an affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Children's Hospital to provide specialty outpatient services to children via our CHaD at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital clinic.

For more information on pediatric and support services available at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, please see the links below:

Surgery - Operating Room, Same Day Surgery, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Integrative Wellness Services - relaxation therapy, pet visitation program
Radiology/Imaging - X-rays, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound
Social Work Services - emotional support, information and assistance
Emergency Department - open 24 hours a day, 7 days/week
Express Care - care for non-life threatening injury or illness, open 7 days/week in Dover and Lee, NH 
Dental Center - serving low income, uninsured children in the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital community
Rehabilitation - physical, occupational, speech and pediatric elimination therapy
Spiritual Care - chaplains are available for patients and families
Diabetes Services - education and support
Pulmonary - respiratory care and testing 
Neurosciences - EEGs and evoked potential testing
Laboratory - blood testing
The Works - full service wellness center with programs for children and teens
Support Groups - several support groups for issues concerning parents/caregivers, patients and siblings
Children & Family Grief Services - free individual and group support for children and teens coping with serious illness (in themselves or loved ones) or death   

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
789 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820
Phone: (603) 742-5252
Toll free: 1 (877) 201-7100