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

Access-to-Care Programs

Everyone should be able to get the tests and services needed for cancer prevention and treatment, no matter where they live. But arranging for and accessing screenings can sometimes be confusing and difficult. The key to saving lives from cancer is screening for early detection, and that means that we must break down the barriers to access.

To make it easier for people to get the screenings they need, our dedicated nurses and health professionals serve as personal guides—patient navigators—who help people through the maze of decisions about where to go, what tests to get, what forms to fill out, how to get financial support and how to gain access to follow-up services if needed. In addition:

  • We actively promote Delaware’s Screening for Life program, getting the word out about funds that are available for people who need to get screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer or prostate cancer.
  • To bring the possibility of early detection to women in need and help them maintain good breast health, we participate in the Pink Ribbon Navigator program. This links women with a staff member who serves as a personal guide in finding community resources and funding for mammograms and other needed care.

Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4661