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.

Trauma Department

Injury Prevention

The ChristianaCare Trauma Department stands ready to help people with their injuries, though we would prefer to help prevent injuries so that no one would need our help. That’s why we take an active role in injury prevention in the community.

We regularly talk to groups and provide tips about different ways to prevent injuries.

Preventing falls for seniors

Preventing falls for seniors is a key part of our injury prevention efforts in the community.

Contact Kathy Boyer at or 302-733-4250 to request a falls prevention speaker for your group.

The interactive session, “Taking a stand against falls,” is a 30-minute talk for the older adult. The talk helps educate about the risk for falls and the steps for minimizing the risk.

“A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week, 2 hours per session program that that helps seniors learn about specific actions they can take to prevent falls as well as exercises to improve balance. The program is coordinated by the The Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Delaware and classes are held at Christiana Hospital.

Learn more about the 4 proven ways to prevent falls.

  1. Have a medication review: ask your doctor to review your medications for those that increase your risk for falls.
  2. Have a vision exam: have your eyes examined and if possible, corrected.
  3. Stay active: have a regular exercise routine. Exercising regularly is the most important way to prevent falls.
  4. Do a home safety assessment: check your home for falls hazards.

ThinkFirst for Teens (Preventing car crashes)

  • Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 15-24 and remain one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
  • Teen drivers are three times more likely than more experienced drivers to be in a fatal car crash (CDC).
  • 80% of car crashes are preventable.

Preventing car crashes is an important focus of our injury prevention efforts.

Contact Kathy Boyer at or 302-733-4250 to request a car crash prevention speaker for your group.

The interactive presentation, “ThinkFirst for Teens,” is a national program designed for middle school to high school students. This talk helps educate about the dangers of driving and ways to prevent car crashes.

Learn more about ways to prevent distracted driving.

  1. Take the pledge: pledge to end distracted driving per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Follow the 10 tips for handling the most common distractions: from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

ThinkFirst for Kids (Preventing injuries in children)

  • Every hour, one child dies from an injury. About 1 in 5 child deaths is due to an injury.
  • Every 4 seconds a child is treated in an emergency department (CDC).

Preventing injuries in children is a key to our injury prevention education.

Contact Kathy Boyer at or 302-733-4250 to request a Injury prevention speaker for your group.

The engaging talk, “ThinkFirst for Kids,” is a 45-minute program for children ages kindergarten to 5th grade. The program helps educate about topics such as helmet, bike falls and home safety for for children and their caregivers.

ChristianaCare Trauma Department
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1320
Newark DE 19718 directions