A community on Queensland’s Cape York peninsula is demanding answers after a toddler died in hospital following several presentations.

The two-year-old girl passed away on Thursday at Bamaga Hospital.

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council Mayor Patricia Yusia says the child was sent home from the hospital several times prior to her death.

She wants to know whether the correct procedures were followed.

It comes just weeks after three Torres Strait mayors wrote to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to express their concerns about the ‘declining health status’ of Torres Strait Island populations.

Ms Yusia says the 2017 death of a six-year-old boy who was repeatedly sent home from Bamaga Hospital has had a strong effect on the community.

The toddlers death will be investigated by the northern coroner.