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

Young Adult Follow-Up Cancer Care

The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute’s young-adult follow-up multidisciplinary center is a cooperative program with the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

As a survivor of childhood cancer, you can be assured of continued follow-up and specialized care by the experienced cancer specialists who practice at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. We are here for you and your family as you face the challenges of becoming an adult and maturing beyond your particular type of childhood cancer.

Your pediatric oncologists from the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children will refer you to the young-adult follow-up multidisciplinary cancer team when you are between the ages of 18 and 21. They know you and your family and can provide many details of your treatment and current health problems as you transition into the care of the young adult follow-up team.

With your permission, the A.I. duPont staff will prepare a complete summary of your treatment history, including medical records, laboratory and test reports. This information will be provided to the young-adult follow-up team prior to your first visit with them. Guidelines for monitoring your health, based on current recommendations from the Children’s Oncology Group, will also be provided to the young-adult follow-up team on an ongoing basis.

The young adult follow-up team meets regularly and includes:

  • Your pediatric oncologists from the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children who specialize in childhood cancers.
  • A Christiana Care medical oncologist who can evaluate your present health status and provide ongoing evaluation and follow-up care when needed.
  • A pediatric clinical research nurse who will help to ensure your that medical records are complete and up-to-date at the time of your visit.
  • A nurse navigator who will assist you in finding the health care support services you may need.

Depending on your current health, you may be referred to additional medical specialists. The entire multidisciplinary team will work together, in consultation with your primary-care physician, to create the most appropriate and effective plan of care and follow-up to meet your individual health care needs.

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