Queensland Health says it will hold an investigation into the death of a young woman at Doomadgee Hospital.
An 18-year-old local woman died at the hospital on September 23 after being admitted for breathing problems.
It follows three other deaths at the hospital that locals say could have been prevented and led to a protest in Doomadgee on Monday, September 30.
Doomadgee elder Clarence Waldron said he was not sure what has been happening with the community as of late.
"We are holding a protest this afternoon to see what can be done about the hospital," Mr Waldron said.
"We need to know what is happening at the hospital and with the staff, we have been left in the dark and there have been too many deaths lately."
North West Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive, Lisa Davies Jones said they deeply sympathised with the family of the young woman who died at Doomadgee Hospital on Monday 23 September 2019 and have met with the family to review the circumstances.
"Along with the Board Chair, Paul Woodhouse, and the Executive Director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Christine Mann, I have met with family and community members in Doomadgee yesterday September 30 and will meet with them and the Doomadgee Health Council on October 1," Ms Jones said.
"I will commission an independent review as this is a very complex case involving multiple health providers."
Norma Mick, the mother of the 18 year old who died, said her daughter had been taken to hospital on previous occasions where she was given oxygen and ventolin to help her breathe.
"I don't know what happened this time, all I was told was my daughter had passed away," Ms Mick said.
Family friend Melissa Anderson said she sat with the 18-year-old all night and could see her condition worsening.
"She started panicking and rolling around in her bed begging for help," Ms Anderson said.
"The doctors told me she passed away from pneumonia, this is now the fourth recent death where someone has walked in and never walked out," she said.
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