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.

Pastoral Services

Pastoral Services

Christiana Care recognizes the importance of religion and spirituality in daily life. Spiritual care can bring comfort and well-being, particularly in times of crisis or illness. The Department of Pastoral Services provides interfaith support for patients, families and caregivers.

Our chaplains work closely with your health care team and are available for you, your family and your caregivers while you are in the hospital. Your clergy or members of your faith community are also welcome to visit.

Our chaplains can help you:

  • Maintain your spiritual well-being through prayer, sacraments and support.
  • Deal with difficult issues.
  • Make decisions about your care.
  • Cope with loss.
  • Renew strength and hope.
  • Give thanks.

To speak with a chaplain while you are in the hospital, ask your nurse or another member of the hospital staff to call a chaplain for you. You also may call Pastoral Services at 302-733-1280 (Christiana Hospital) or 302-428-2780 (Wilmington Hospital).

A chapel is located on the first floor of both Wilmington and Christiana hospitals, and inside the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. These chapels are open to you, your family and friends.

Programs and assistance for community congregations

We offer variety of programs to assist community congregations and faith groups with their health ministries, including congregational care-providers training for laypersons and clergy. We also offer assistance in linking with congregation members who are hospitalized. We are able to tailor programs for individual congregations.

Volunteer chaplains welcome

Community clergy are invited to help provide spiritual, religious and emotional support to patients, families and Christiana Care staff on an on-call basis. On-call hours are Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. The volunteer chaplain agrees to serve one night per month on-call via pager on-site.

Pastoral Services
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1280