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

Treatment of Your Loved One

Having a loved one in the hospital for a critical injury or illness can be an emotionally overwhelming experience for everyone involved. You, your family and your friends may have many questions about the treatment of your loved one.

That is why it’s essential to choose a spokesperson for a patient. Having a spokesperson helps you establish good communication with the trauma care team who is caring for your family member or friend. The spokesperson also helps keep the lines of communication open with family and friends.

When communicating with the trauma care team, we encourage the patient’s spokesperson to:

  • Provide as much information as possible about the patient, especially if he or she cannot communicate.
  • Be sure to share the patient’s wishes regarding surgery, life-support equipment and other difficult decisions with the trauma care team.
  • Make a list of the patient’s questions and concerns, and those of their family and friends.

We welcome questions from the patient’s spokesperson about the equipment, treatments and overall care of your family member or friend. Your loved one may be attached to several tubes and machines. Each one has a specific function, so we urge you to ask why they are being used.

We want you to take care of yourself while your family member or friend is critically ill. He or she will need your support when his or her condition improves.

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