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.

Center for Women & Children’s Health

Transforming women and children’s health for Christiana Care

Committment to Womens Health Care

In its commitment to meeting the health care needs of its neighbors, Christiana Care Health System is launching a $260 million enhancement project at Christiana Hospital to transform health care for women, children and infants throughout the state.

A new Women and Children’s building — developed in collaboration with patients and their families — will better integrate services for mothers and babies and continue to provide an exceptional birth experience for families in Delaware and the region. The project includes a new patient and visitor parking garage to serve the hospital campus.

In our new building, we will continue to serve our community with the most innovative, high-quality comprehensive specialty care for babies and children, and for women across their lifespan.

Highlights of the $260 million transformation include:

New eight-story, approximately 400,000 square-foot Women and Children’s building featuring:

  • A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to replace the current NICU, featuring private rooms with sleep-in space for families.
  • New and expanded labor and delivery suites.
  • Private rooms for mothers and families, after delivery.
  • Expanded triage area.
  • New labor lounge.
  • Separate admitting and discharge areas for the convenience of our patients.
  • Our Continuing Care Nursery for babies with needs including newborn jaundice, feeding challenges and those born exposed to opioid drugs during the pregnancy.

Four-story parking garage with 570 spaces near the hospital’s main entrance for the convenience of all patients and visitors.