Christchurch Hospital’s remarkable effort treating 49 gunshot victims

The 'remarkable' efforts of staff at Christchurch Hospital have been hailed after they treated all of the wounded following the mosque attacks.

Eight days on from the attacks, more than 20 of the 49 patients who were rushed to Christchurch Hospital with gunshot wounds have now been discharged. 

That is being hailed as a triumph for hospital staff.

Four people remain in critical care, according to a release from Canterbury District Health Board this afternoon.

One of those people is in Auckland Hospital while a four-year-old girl remains in a critical condition at nearby Starship Hospital.

When mass shootings occur elsewhere, in the USA for example, casualties are sent to multiple hospitals but in Christchurch they were sent to one.

"There are very few places anywhere in the world that could have handled that number of very major injuries," said David Meates, chief executive of the Canterbury District Health Board.

Among the visitors to Christchurch Hospital today were a group of All Blacks, including Sonny Bill Williams as well as the Jordanian Crown Prince.

"Let us all hope and pray that good can come out of bad," said Prince El Hassan bin Talal Hashemite of the Kingdom of Jordan.

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That means 43 of the 49 wounded survivors, are officially out of the most serious danger, which is being hailed as a triumph for hospital staff. Source: 1 NEWS