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

Personal Belongings

We strongly recommend the following to help keep your personal belongings safe during your hospital stay.

Glasses & Hearing Aids

When not in use, keep them in a case or container placed in the drawer of your bedside table. Do not leave them on top of your over-bed or bedside table or under your pillow.


We recommend that you leave valuables such as jewelry, watches, money and credit cards at home. If you do bring them, the admitting staff or your nurse can arrange to place them in a safe. We will give you a receipt for your items, and you may claim them when you are discharged.

Never leave valuables in your room while you are away for testing or surgery. Christiana Care cannot assume responsibility for the loss of any valuables not placed in our safe, or for loss of personal property brought into the hospital.


Keep your clothing in the closet, in the drawers of your bedside table or in your suitcase.
Please send soiled clothing home with a family member.


When not in use, keep them in a denture cup placed inside the drawer of your bedside table. Do not leave them wrapped in tissues or paper towels, on food trays, in paper cups, on top of your over-bed or bedside table or under your pillow.