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

Support Services

When you arrive at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, you will be met by your nurse navigator—an oncology-certified or master’s prepared oncology nurse—who will be on hand to answer your questions throughout your entire treatment.

Your nurse navigator is part of your personal cancer care management team, a group of Christiana Care professionals who will be there when you need them. Your team will include nurses, doctors, social workers, cancer research nurses, a health psychologist, a genetic counselor, registered dietitians, financial assistants, a pastoral counselor, rehabilitation therapists, complementary medicine providers and community-service representatives. Your nurse navigator will work closely with the members of your team to help you get the care and support services you need, both in and out of the hospital.

Everything you need under one roof

At the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, we have all of the services you and your family may need to handle the challenges you are facing, including:

  • Genetic counseling.
  • The Junior Board Cancer Resource Library, featuring the latest cancer information. The library also lends DVD movies, and has a selection of children’s books.
  • Health psychologists.
  • Nutritionists.
  • Care-management teams that include oncology nurses and social workers.
  • Pain-management counseling.
  • Pastoral counselors.
  • Support groups.
  • Nutrition classes.
  • Rehabilitation services.
  • Simply You Boutique, featuring wigs and prostheses.
  • The tranquil DuPont Garden, a place to relax between appointments.
  • Information and representatives from the American Cancer Society, Wellness Community Delaware, hospice, Cancer Care Connection and other community resources for you in Delaware.
  • A continuous-loop shuttle transports patients to Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute from Christiana Hospital and the Medical Arts Pavilions.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
302-623-4500