Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.


Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

For Health Professionals

Care for the Caregiver

We are here for you

Care for the Caregiver logoAmong the hallmark behaviors of The Christiana Care Way are respect and compassionate care for every person. This holds true when it is one of our own colleagues who is grieving due to the experience of a traumatic or unanticipated event. In these moments, Christiana Care responds with outreach and compassion when a colleague becomes a “wounded healer” or “second victim.”

The Care for the Caregiver team responds if you are experiencing stress following an adverse patient event. Our goal is to help our health care team members understand what is known about the second victim phenomenon and help employees quickly return to their satisfying professional practice. The program is open to any Christiana Care employee or Medical-Dental staff member working at any of our facilities.

The Care for the Caregiver Team

The Care for the Caregiver team is comprised of volunteers from a variety of disciplines, including attending physicians, resident physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, chaplains, and patient care technicians. The Care for the Caregiver team members have been trained in peer support and were selected because of their high level of competence in helping second victims.

If you or a colleague need urgent assistance following an adverse event, Vocera web page “Care for the Caregiver” (page ID #1239). 

The following resources can help you learn more about the Care for the Caregiver program: