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.


Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled loss of urine from the bladder. Leakage can occur at day, night or both. The circumstances that cause leaks determine the type of incontinence you have.

  • Stress incontinence is the loss of urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise, have sex or participate in any activity that increases abdominal pressure.
  • Urge incontinence is the need to urinate so severely that you leak before you reach the bathroom. If you cope with urges by using the bathroom frequently to prevent leaks, you may have overactive bladder. You may have a related condition called nocturia if you wake up frequently at night to urinate.
  • Mixed urinary incontinence is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence is the inability to completely empty the bladder, resulting in periodic leaks
  • Unconscious leakage is the loss of urine with no identifiable reason.

There is no need to tolerate incontinence or the inconvenience and embarrassment the condition can cause. If you feel you have a problem, we can treat it, regardless of whether you leak once a month or 30 times a day.

How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?

Your doctor can learn much about which type of urinary incontinence you are experiencing by discussing your condition and your medical history with you. A physical exam and a variety of bladder tests also can help with the diagnosis. You may be asked to keep a diary that tracks your bladder activity.

ChristianaCare Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery

Christiana Hospital
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1208, Newark, DE 19713 directions
fax 302-623-4056

ChristianaCare Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1030, option 9

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street, Suite 215
Smyrna, DE 19977 directions

Wilmington Hospital
501 West 14th Street
Gateway Building, 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801