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.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Junior Board Cancer Resource Library

The Junior Board Cancer Resource Library is an essential resource to many of our patients. Located just off the main lobby in the east wing of the cancer center, this library is not just an educational resource; it also provides a quiet place for patients and visitors to relax and reflect.

Materials and services available through the library include:

  • Books, including fiction and nonfiction.
  • Most specific to patients going through cancer.
  • Spanish language books.
  • Multi-media materials, including posters, models, DVDs and CDs.
  • Newsletters and medical journals.
  • Children’s books and educational materials.
  • Music, meditation, relaxation and guided-imagery CDs and DVDs.
  • Cookbooks for people with special needs during cancer therapy.
  • A movie collection.
  • Free Internet access.
  • Information about complementary therapies that work safely with the treatment plan your doctor has prescribed.
  • Pathfinder guides to help you locate books, articles and websites about specific types of cancer.
  • A professional community health librarian and library assistant are available to help you find the information you need.
  • A mobile library cart operated by Junior Board volunteers provides access to materials in the west wing lobby of the cancer center.
Community Health Libraries
Junior Board Cancer Resource Library
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Room 1106
Newark, DE 19713 directions
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Health Library at Wilmington
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St., Room 1N69
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
Open: By Appointment Only
To request health information or to learn more about our services, contact us at 302-623-4580 or e-mail cancerlibrary@christiancare.org.