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Dover, NH 03802

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Expert Stroke Care

Fast, expert care is critical when you are experiencing a stroke. You can trust the team at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to offer the best quality stroke care when you need it most.

Wentworth-Douglass was the first hospital in New Hampshire to earn Primary Stroke Center Advanced Certification by The Joint Commission, the nation's leading healthcare accrediting agency.

As a Primary Stroke Center, Wentworth-Douglass provides the best practices in acute stroke care to achieve better outcomes for our patients. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic criteria to safely select whether or not you should undergo thrombolytic therapy that can open up closed arteries to the brain to reverse the injury and protect the brain.

We are also here to support you through your recovery and help you regain your function. Our Neurological Rehabilitation Day Program for stroke patients and others with brain impairments can help improve cognition, communication, physical and social deficits through comprehensive therapies.

Mass General’s Experts, 24 Hours per Day

Through our affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital, we have full access to their expert clinicians through telemedicine videoconferencing. Telemedicine allows stroke specialists in Boston to interact with patients and providers in real-time to diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.

Know the Signs of a Stroke

Signs of Needing Stroke Care F.A.S.T.

Can you act F.A.S.T.? There are four signs to help you recognize when someone is having a stroke. If you see these F.A.S.T. signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop?

Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm weak or numb? Does one arm drift downward?

Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly? Is the speech slurred?

If the person shows any sign of these symptoms, call 911 or get to a hospital immediately.

Need Help?

If you think someone is having a stroke, call 911.

Talk to your doctor about your stroke risk factors. Use our Find a Provider tool to find a provider.


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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

789 Central Avenue

Dover, NH 03820

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Stroke Support Group

Join us each month to interact with other stroke survivors in an encouraging environment. Topics may include coping skills, education and presentations by experts. Friends and family welcome.

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