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.

Community Health Libraries

Community Health Libraries

Our libraries staff is available to help you find answers to your important health questions. Two community health libraries are open to the public.

Our libraries offer information and insight about your health condition

At the Junior Board Cancer Resource Library you can:

  • Learn about your health condition or that of your loved one through our collection of electronic and print resources. Our content includes information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, coping, and survivorship, with many resources in Spanish.
  • Gain greater insight into the disease through our electronic and print newsletters, books, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Relax with our collection of videos and music, with topics including relaxation, exercise, meditation, and more.
  • Explore our Cancer Pathfinders. Each Pathfinder outlines different resources you can use as part of your treatment for your condition.

When at either of our community health libraries, you can:

  • Use computers to use to access health information that matters to you. The health information material comes in various languages. Also, you can use the computers to stay in touch with family and friends while getting care.

Request a search of materials focused on your health condition, treatment, and other needs

Our community health librarians can help you find the right web, video, audio, and print information about your health condition, its treatment, and other related topics. These searches are tailored to your needs and your desired learning. You can request a search in-person or by phone. We’ll send you the results by mail or e-mail. To learn more, call us at 302-623-4580.

Community Health Libraries
Junior Board Cancer Resource Library
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Room 1106
Newark, DE 19713 directions
Open: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Health Library at Wilmington
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th St., Room 1N69
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
Open: By Appointment Only
To request health information or to learn more about our services, contact us at 302-623-4580 or e-mail cancerlibrary@christiancare.org.