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.

Bone & Joint Health

Orthopaedics

Compassionate, experienced care and clinical excellence are the hallmarks of Christiana Care orthopaedics. Working with many of Delaware’s most experienced and highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons, we have developed medical protocols and support services that enable them to provide superior orthopaedic care. Among these services is our nationally recognized Center for Advanced Joint Replacement. Orthopaedists also provide trauma services for Delaware’s only Level 1 trauma center.

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that allow us to move, work and be active.

Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages. This includes newborns with clubfeet, athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery, people with arthritis and anyone suffering from a broken bone.

Many orthopaedists specialize in specific areas of the body, such as the foot and ankle, spine, hip or knee. They may also focus on specific fields like trauma, sports medicine or joint replacement.

View the full list of orthopaedic surgeons who practice at Christiana Care.