Of the 39 patients who remain in Christchurch Hospital, 11 are in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit, including a woman in her mid-20s, Christchurch Hospital’s chief of surgery said.
"Christchurch Hospital continues to provide care for 39 patients injured in the attacks of terror in Christchurch yesterday," Christchurch Hospital chief of surgery Greg Robertson said as he addressed reporters at a press conference this afternoon.
"Those injured range in ages from the very young to quite elderly patients," he said, with the majority being men aged between 30 and 40 years old.
"The others, including a four-year-old girl, have been transferred to the Starship Hospital in Auckland in a critical condition."
Twelve operating theatres worked throughout the night to save the patients, with many of the injured requiring "multiple returns to theatre before their care will be completed."
Two young boys, aged two and 13, have been hospitalised in a stable condition.
Seven patients have since been discharged.
Four patients died as they were being transported to Christchurch Hospital.