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.

Cystic Fibrosis Program

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program

When you have cystic fibrosis, you need a plan to stay well and live well.

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program provides the specialized care you need to stay on track, especially if you are transitioning out of the pediatric program with our partner, the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. At ChristianaCare, we work with you to develop a treatment plan that lets you live a full life despite your chronic illness.

An experienced pulmonologist will oversee your care, including regularly assessing your use of medications and pancreatic enzyme supplements. The pulmonologist also leads an interdisciplinary team of other health care professionals who will work together to monitor your respiratory and digestive health, and fine-tune your diet, exercise regimen and airway clearance techniques.
This team includes:

  • A nurse coordinator.
  • Respiratory therapist.
  • Dietitian.
  • Physical therapist.
  • Social worker.

Because cystic fibrosis can affect your health in a variety of ways, the program also makes a variety of physicians available for consultation. This includes specialists in:

  • Reproduction and fertility.
  • Gastroenterology.
  • Endocrinology.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Ear, nose and throat medicine.

We recommend you follow the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation guideline to visit our team at least every three months, or four times a year. Our clinic schedules regular appointments the first and third Thursday morning of every month. If you are experiencing complications, you may seek care more often.

Our program has a pulmonologist on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for our current patients.

Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Wilmington Hospital
Second Floor Health Center
501 West 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801directions