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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

TV and GetWellNetwork

The GetWellNetwork is an interactive tool designed to benefit patients and family members by providing an in-room computer and television for education, communication and entertainment. The touchscreen monitor or wall-mounted flat-screen monitor in your room provides:

  • Personalized medication information.
  • More than 350 educational and safety videos in English or Spanish.
  • On-demand movies (fees may apply) and games.
  • Television.
  • Relaxation videos.
  • Access to the Internet, social networking and CarePages.
  • Information about your hospital stay.
  • Ways to submit comments about your stay or communicate with hospital staff.


If the GetWellNetwork is not available in your room, you will still have access to normal television service. Please ask any staff member for a television program schedule.

A variety of educational programs are available, free of charge, on Channel 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The Newborn Channel, featuring educational programs that may be especially interesting to new mothers, is available 24 hours a day on Channel 17 in English and Channel 18 in Spanish.

Television earphones

Your nurse will be happy to bring you earphones for use with the television set in your room. If you are in a semi-private room, we encourage you to use earphones as a courtesy to your roommate.