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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Oncology Express Unit

photo of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute West Entrance
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute West Entrance

Cancer treatment is hard enough without having to make trips to the Emergency Department (ED) due to complications from treatment. The Oncology Express Unit, located on the 1st floor of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, is here to make things a bit easier. It was created especially for cancer patients who may experience problems during cancer treatment that would normally require a trip to the ED. We offer convenient treatment for a variety of issues, including:

  • Dehydration.
  • Breathing issues.
  • Bacterial or viral illnesses.
  • Electrolyte imbalances and transfusions.

The Oncology Express Unit is staffed by a team of oncology clinicians who can help you save time and money by avoiding long lines or unnecessary testing in the ED.

Here’s how it works:

  • If you’re having a problem, such as one of the issues described above, call your oncologist.
  • Your oncologist will then call the Oncology Express Unit to ensure this is the right place for you to get treatment.
  • If the team can treat your problem, your oncologist will give you a referral so you can make an appointment.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The next time you’re feeling ill from your cancer treatment, contact your oncologist and find out if the Oncology Express Unit is right for you.

Oncology Express Unit

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, 1st Floor
Newark, DE 19713 directions