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Friday, July 24, 2009

Aboriginal Girl Dies After Being Turned Away from Hospital

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl who died after being turned away from a northwest Queensland hospital had tested negative to swine flu and the normal flu.

The little girl's grandfather Athol Walden yesterday said his granddaughter was turned away from the hospital because she was Aboriginal.

The girl, from Doomadgee, had been ill for days and was turned away from the Doomadgee Hospital several times in the past week before being admitted on Wednesday.

She died on Thursday before her family could get her transferred to the larger Mount Isa Hospital.

link: Doomadgee girl negative to swine flu | Top stories |


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