Victorian report, April 2014

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In this report

This report includes the following tables:

This report is issued by the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool under section 240 of the National Health Reform Act 2011.

This report is prepared on a cash basis. It shows monthly and year-to-date (YTD) National Health Reform (NHR) funding and payments for Victoria for April 2014 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the Agreement. An LHN can contain one or more hospitals, and is usually defined as a business group, geographical area or community. Every Australian public hospital is part of an LHN.

Note: The term ‘local hospital network’ is a national term. Some states and territories use their own terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, LHNs receive funding for the following public hospital services:

  • All admitted and non-admitted services
  • All emergency department services provided by a recognised emergency department
  • Other outpatient, mental health, sub-acute services and other services that could reasonably be considered a public hospital service.

Note: LHNs also receive funding from other sources, including the Commonwealth, states and territories, and third parties for the provision of other specific functions and services outside the scope of the Agreement, for example dental services, primary care, home and community care, residential aged care and pharmaceuticals. For further information on total funding to a particular LHN, contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to view the service agreement for that LHN.

Note: Amounts shown in the monthly reports do not include the New South Wales contributions to Victoria for Albury Wodonga Health.

Basis for National Health Reform payments – Victoria, April 2014

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2013-14.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to local hospital networks (LHNs) in Victoria for April 2014 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of priorities are published at www.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals/sops.htm (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and Other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Payments are made twice monthly on the basis of one-twelfth of the agreed funding budget, adjusted for cash flow requirements of individual Victorian public health services.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Victorian LHNs receive ABF, block and other payments for different services and purposes. Adjustments are made by the Victorian Department of Health for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Department on behalf of LHNs. Due to the timing and processing of these adjustments, The Royal Women's Hospital show a negative amount for the block payment in April 2014.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Limited was registered as an LHN in the Victorian Funding Pool in July 2013. For this reporting period, only the state funding contribution was paid through the Funding Pool. Victoria is yet to advise the Administrator of estimated NWAU services to attract a Commonwealth contribution for the services provided by this LHN.

In March 2014, the Commonwealth provided Victoria with additional public hospital funding of $22,139,573.59 under the 2013-14 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) funding measure: Public Hospital System - additional funding. This funding was provided to offset the downward adjustment to 2013-14 NHR funding applied at the MYEFO due to the application of updated NHR funding indexation parameters. A requirement of the provision of this funding was that the funding be provided to LHNs through the National Health Funding Pool and / or State Managed Fund.

The Administrator has been advised by Victoria that the allocation of additional funding from the Commonwealth is being paid in accordance with original LHN cash-flows, and will be paid during the 2013-14 financial year.

Reference information

The financial information outlined in the following report is categorised as:

  • NHR funding – when the Commonwealth or state or territory government pays NHR funding into a state pool account or state managed fund.
  • NHR payments – when NHR funding that has been deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of the state managed fund by the state or territory.

State pool account transactions

Table 1a – State pool account transactions – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories for April 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid Into state pool account Paid Out of state pool account
To Local hospital networks To State
Managed Fund
To state
health department
To state pool (other State) Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
256,770,995 256,770,995 256,770,995
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,170,943 30,170,943 30,170,943
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,666,679 6,666,679 6,666,679
Total C'wealth
funding
293,608,618 256,770,995 30,170,943 6,666,679 293,608,618
VIC
funding
382,605,278 382,528,006 77,272 0 382,605,278
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 676,213,895 639,299,002 30,170,943 6,743,951 0 676,213,895

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2014

Following on from table 1a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories as at April 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid Into state
pool account
Paid Out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
2,553,498,683 2,553,498,683 2,553,498,683
Commonwealth
Block funding
301,558,310 301,558,310 301,558,310
Commonwealth
Other funding
67,217,385 67,217,385 67,217,385
Total C'wealth
funding
2,922,274,378 2,553,498,683 301,558,310 67,217,385 2,922,274,378
VIC
funding
3,471,935,703 3,470,811,615 1,124,089 0 3,471,935,703
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,394,210,082 6,024,310,298 301,558,310 68,341,474 0 6,394,210,082

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted public, Acute admitted private, Non-admitted, and Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these amounts are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and is not applicable for local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows funding paid into the Victoria state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations for April 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 30,170,943 30,170,943
State/territory Block funding 69,481,049 69,481,049
Total 99,651,993 98,478,695 1,173,298 99,651,993

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2014

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to local hospital networks and other provider organisations as at April 2014. These amounts include notional payments for July, August and September 2012.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 301,558,310 301,558,310
State/territory Block funding 618,935,981 618,935,980
Total 920,494,291 906,030,897 14,463,394 920,494,291

Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Commonwealth block funding contributions paid into the state managed fund from the state pool account, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

State/territory Block funding represents Victorian block funding contributions into the state managed fund, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these block payments cannot at this stage be identified by source of funding (state, territory or Commonwealth contribution).

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR funding and payments by service category

Table 3 – NHR funding and payments by service category – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for April 2014. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR funding NHR payments YTD NHR
funding
YTD NHR
payments
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted - public * * * *
Acute admitted - private * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 639,299,002 639,299,002 6,024,310,298 6,024,310,298
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 99,651,993 99,651,993 920,494,291 920,494,291
Other
Public health funding 6,666,679 6,666,679 67,217,385 67,217,385
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 77,272 77,272 1,124,089 1,124,089
Total Other (Pool) 6,743,951 6,743,951 68,341,474 68,341,474
Grand Total 745,694,945 745,694,945 7,013,146,062 7,013,146,062

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2013-14 service agreements with LHNs do not set separate budgets at that level.

Total ABF (Pool) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for activity-based funding (ABF) which is transacted through the state pool account.

Total Block (SMF) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for block funding which is transacted through the state managed fund (SMF).

Total Other (Pool) represents other funding and payments, which are transacted through the state pool account, including public health funding, overdeposits, cross-border funding and payments, and interest.

State and territory cross-border payments can either be:

  • Paid to the relevant state or territory's LHNs - included within ABF and/or block payments in the above table, or
  • Reimbursed to the relevant state or territory where the state or territory's LHNs are already being funded for the cost of treating cross-border patients - shown in the Cross-border row under Other in the above table.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during April 2014.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 8,046,489 1,519,483 9,565,972
Alexandra District Hospital 0 466,000 466,000
Alfred Health 40,096,010 5,413,256 45,509,266
Alpine Health 0 938,000 938,000
Austin Health 43,909,143 5,577,765 49,486,908
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,860,000 75,000 3,935,000
Ballarat Health Services 16,405,250 2,310,624 18,715,874
Barwon Health 30,446,066 3,937,516 34,383,582
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,726,000 72,065 1,798,065
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 349,000 349,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 311,000 311,000
Benalla Health 1,412,000 15,981 1,427,981
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,424,000 3,207,604 18,631,604
Boort District Health 0 184,000 184,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,979,000 81,000 2,060,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 292,000 292,000
Castlemaine Health 1,560,000 58,000 1,618,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,253,000 119,480 4,372,480
Cobram District Health 0 472,000 472,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 401,000 401,000
Colac Area Health 1,828,000 68,247 1,896,247
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,903,045 0 3,903,045
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,328,749 38,402 3,367,151
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 89,000 89,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,306,000 21,425 1,327,425
East Wimmera Health Service 0 831,000 831,000
Eastern Health 50,210,866 6,739,421 56,950,287
Echuca Regional Health 2,861,495 436,427 3,297,922
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 291,000 291,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,444,000 25,250 1,469,250
Goulburn Valley Health 10,473,000 1,751,259 12,224,259
Heathcote Health 0 196,000 196,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 681,000 681,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 154,000 154,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 138,000 138,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 149,000 149,000
Kerang District Health 0 502,000 502,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 949,653 949,653
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 432,000 432,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,046,000 13,464 1,059,464
Kyneton District Health Service 0 725,000 725,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,532,000 2,943,000 14,475,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 196,000 196,000
Maldon Hospital 0 89,000 89,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 326,000 326,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 521,000 521,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,297,000 71,434 1,368,434
Melbourne Health 45,206,750 11,241,000 56,447,750
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,998,220 2,202,000 22,200,220
Monash Health 84,035,005 9,637,601 93,672,606
Moyne Health Services 0 302,000 302,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 155,000 155,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,563,910 165,540 6,729,450
Northern Health 26,552,000 967,750 27,519,750
Numurkah District Health Service 0 585,000 585,000
Omeo District Health 0 144,000 144,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 551,000 551,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 220,000 220,000
Peninsula Health 29,087,000 3,138,803 32,225,803
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,100,000 858,890 7,958,890
Portland District Health 1,790,000 72,008 1,862,008
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,581,000 1,040,391 7,621,391
Robinvale District Health Services 0 457,000 457,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 434,000 434,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 699,000 699,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 997,000 997,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 431,000 431,000
South West Healthcare 7,870,000 1,335,926 9,205,926
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 30,682,000 4,892,750 35,574,750
Stawell Regional Health 1,051,000 31,870 1,082,870
Swan Hill District Health 2,428,000 68,787 2,496,787
Tallangatta Health Service 0 277,000 277,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 438,000 438,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 29,582,041 2,437,044 32,019,085
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,257,000 234,000 6,491,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,912,632 -51,500 14,861,132
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 316,000 316,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 309,000 309,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,996,000 3,996,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,552,506 163,352 5,715,858
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,054,000 1,054,000
Western District Health Service 2,720,000 469,617 3,189,617
Western Health 42,929,498 1,866,750 44,796,248
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,739,000 91,746 3,830,746
Yarram & District Health Service 0 416,000 416,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 641,000 641,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 192,000 192,000
Total 632,984,675 97,657,081 730,641,756

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at April 2014.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 68,211,950 15,025,173 83,237,123
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,368,276 4,368,276
Alfred Health 472,244,358 46,193,658 518,438,016
Alpine Health 0 8,768,525 8,768,525
Austin Health 405,239,971 39,167,392 444,407,363
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 35,693,000 955,398 36,648,398
Ballarat Health Services 150,296,476 22,918,110 173,214,586
Barwon Health 277,212,922 34,174,254 311,387,176
Bass Coast Regional Health 21,381,000 934,542 22,315,542
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,251,380 3,251,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,904,686 2,904,686
Benalla Health 13,027,000 191,815 13,218,815
Bendigo Health Care Group 142,581,433 32,558,083 175,139,516
Boort District Health 0 1,745,246 1,745,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 18,443,000 877,900 19,320,900
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,735,014 2,735,014
Castlemaine Health 14,391,000 321,380 14,712,380
Central Gippsland Health Service 39,289,755 1,397,609 40,687,364
Cobram District Health 0 4,476,054 4,476,054
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,858,956 3,858,956
Colac Area Health 16,825,000 640,198 17,465,198
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 33,656,924 0 33,656,924
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 29,727,382 541,859 30,269,241
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 841,934 841,934
East Grampians Health Service 12,042,000 319,275 12,361,275
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,833,090 7,833,090
Eastern Health 460,798,461 66,510,931 527,309,392
Echuca Regional Health 25,878,825 1,682,046 27,560,871
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,744,503 2,744,503
Gippsland Southern Health Service 13,297,000 351,702 13,648,702
Goulburn Valley Health 96,849,187 17,733,729 114,582,916
Heathcote Health 0 1,557,423 1,557,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,358,106 6,358,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,463,880 1,463,880
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,886,254 1,886,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,409,187 1,409,187
Kerang District Health 0 4,853,826 4,853,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,264,102 8,264,102
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,996,844 3,996,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,649,000 139,608 9,788,608
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,304,035 7,304,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 106,625,275 28,399,486 135,024,761
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,818,453 1,818,453
Maldon Hospital 0 847,148 847,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,021,537 3,021,537
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,953,636 4,953,636
Maryborough District Health Service 11,947,000 593,675 12,540,675
Melbourne Health 448,523,755 101,981,030 550,504,785
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 184,522,692 20,226,123 204,748,815
Monash Health 772,880,748 90,633,293 863,514,041
Moyne Health Services 0 2,802,486 2,802,486
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,463,737 1,463,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 60,554,604 2,324,506 62,879,110
Northern Health 244,947,750 9,472,875 254,420,625
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,196,743 6,196,743
Omeo District Health 0 1,327,831 1,327,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,827,972 4,827,972
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,048,556 2,048,556
Peninsula Health 268,423,588 29,970,401 298,393,989
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 66,254,000 7,891,092 74,145,092
Portland District Health 16,488,000 616,566 17,104,566
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 62,477,526 7,961,021 70,438,547
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,281,904 4,281,904
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,807,928 3,807,928
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,458,276 6,458,276
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,158,965 9,158,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,176,804 4,176,804
South West Healthcare 72,913,831 12,864,826 85,778,657
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 281,031,308 44,101,203 325,132,511
Stawell Regional Health 9,699,000 372,335 10,071,335
Swan Hill District Health 22,483,000 896,217 23,379,217
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,593,963 2,593,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,124,641 4,124,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 275,042,032 23,072,355 298,114,387
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 57,763,000 2,219,100 59,982,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 149,000,425 -793,867 148,206,558
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,978,698 2,978,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,887,670 2,887,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 37,357,851 37,357,851
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 43,018,506 1,902,974 44,921,480
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,847,259 9,847,259
Western District Health Service 25,199,000 3,573,719 28,772,719
Western Health 395,196,496 17,410,005 412,606,501
Wimmera Health Care Group 34,570,000 973,868 35,543,868
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,904,385 3,904,385
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,084,735 6,084,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,809,308 1,809,308
Total 5,966,297,180 898,714,272 6,865,011,452

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each LHN report.

Note: This table excludes GST.
The majority of government funding to LHNs is not subject to GST. However in some cases hospital funding to non-government entities does attract GST, for example, denominational hospitals, privately and commercially owned health facilities, or any other non-government third party provider of health services or related supplies.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

Estimated monthly, YTD and annual activity

States and territories provide service volume estimates at the start of each financial year, and if required, can continue to refine these estimates during the course of the year. These estimates form the basis of monthly reporting of service volumes until actual service numbers become available. These estimates are expressed as National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU).

States and territories provide estimated annual NWAU to the Administrator as a basis for determining the Commonwealth activity-based funding. Current month NWAU estimates accumulate through the year-to-date (YTD) NWAU, to be equal to the annual NWAU at the end of the financial year.

States and territories may also provide activity information relating to the delivery of other public hospital functions funded.

Table 5 – Estimated monthly, YTD and annual NWAU by local hospital network – Victoria, April 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for April 2014, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2013-14
Albury Wodonga Health 1,372 13,720 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 104,850 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 91,220 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 9,190 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 35,830 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 68,360 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 5,240 6,293
Benalla Health 254 2,540 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 37,450 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 3,030 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 8,980 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 3,330 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 7,560 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 5,620 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 2,630 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 111,900 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 5,430 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 2,740 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 23,190 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 2,200 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 25,900 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 2,540 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 96,740 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 41,490 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 186,520 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 14,570 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 63,700 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 66,370 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 17,360 20,834
Portland District Health 344 3,440 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 12,716 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 15,990 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 65,030 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 2,260 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 5,390 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 53,870 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 15,460 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 32,320 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 10,210 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 6,110 7,331
Western Health 9,846 98,460 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 7,910 9,487
Total 139,191 1,389,366 1,670,282

An NWAU is a measure of health service activity expressed as a common unit. It provides a way of comparing and valuing each public hospital service, whether they are admissions, emergency department presentations or outpatient episodes, by weighting them for their clinical complexity. The average hospital service is worth one NWAU - the most intensive and expensive activities are worth multiple NWAU, the simplest and least expensive are worth fractions of an NWAU.

Monthly NHR payments relate to the cash needs of public hospitals and do not necessarily reflect the volume of services to be delivered in the month.

For more information on the NWAU calculation, see Calculation of NWAU.