Victorian report, April 2015

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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 2015 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 2015

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2014-15.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for April 2015 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services 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.

Victoria makes 13 payments per annum to funded agencies. Adjustments to the payments are made for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Victorian Department of Health on behalf of LHNs.

Victorian LHNs receive activity-based funding, block funding and other payments. Adjustments are made for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Victorian Department of Health on behalf of LHNs. Due to the timing and processing of these adjustments, The Royal Women's Hospital shows a negative amount for the block payment in July 2014.

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 2015

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 2015.

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
284,368,688 284,368,688 284,368,688
Commonwealth
Block funding
40,875,180 40,875,180 40,875,180
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,032,165 7,032,165 7,032,165
Total C'wealth
funding
332,276,032 284,368,688 40,875,180 7,032,165 332,276,032
VIC
funding
278,126,905 268,398,471 9,728,434 0 278,126,905
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 610,402,937 552,767,159 40,875,180 16,760,598 0 610,402,937

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2015

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 2015.

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
2,753,333,197 2,753,333,197 2,753,333,197
Commonwealth
Block funding
376,427,852 376,427,852 376,427,852
Commonwealth
Other funding
70,359,101 70,359,101 70,359,101
Total C'wealth
funding
3,200,120,149 2,753,333,197 376,427,852 70,359,101 3,200,120,149
VIC
funding
3,643,149,049 3,631,118,479 12,030,570 0 3,643,149,049
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,843,269,198 6,384,451,676 376,427,852 82,389,671 0 6,843,269,198

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted, Non-admitted, 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 cells that are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and not to 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 2015

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 2015.

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 40,875,180 40,875,180
State/territory Block funding 34,774,723 34,774,723
Total 75,649,903 74,620,325 1,029,578 75,649,903

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2015

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 LHNs and other provider organisations as at April 2015.

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 376,427,852 376,427,852
State/territory Block funding 522,265,796 522,265,797
Total 898,693,648 878,814,769 19,878,880 898,693,649

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for April 2015. 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
NHR
funding YTD
NHR
payments YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 562,495,577 552,767,159 6,395,586,167 6,384,451,676
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 75,649,903 75,649,903 898,693,648 898,693,649
Other
Public health funding 7,032,165 7,032,165 70,359,101 70,359,101
Overdeposit 0 9,728,418 15,070 11,149,561
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 16 16 881,008 881,008
Total Other (Pool) 7,032,181 16,760,598 71,255,179 82,389,671
Grand Total 645,177,660 645,177,660 7,365,534,994 7,365,534,995

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2014-15 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 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 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during April 2015.

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 5,701,000 1,380,000 7,081,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 360,000 360,000
Alfred Health 57,010,000 3,618,361 60,628,361
Alpine Health 0 746,000 746,000
Austin Health 35,375,000 3,250,880 38,625,880
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,227,000 96,000 3,323,000
Ballarat Health Services 13,358,000 1,988,876 15,346,876
Barwon Health 24,685,000 2,720,147 27,405,147
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,931,000 70,000 2,001,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 291,000 291,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 263,000 263,000
Benalla Health 1,152,000 35,000 1,187,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,855,000 2,695,000 15,550,000
Boort District Health 0 158,000 158,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,451,000 67,000 1,518,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 247,000 247,000
Castlemaine Health 1,275,000 29,000 1,304,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,510,000 91,000 3,601,000
Cobram District Health 0 418,000 418,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 330,000 330,000
Colac Area Health 1,475,000 34,000 1,509,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,681,000 0 2,681,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,576,000 73,822 2,649,822
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 85,000 85,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,048,000 37,000 1,085,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 664,000 664,000
Eastern Health 48,199,000 5,658,857 53,857,857
Echuca Regional Health 2,376,000 77,000 2,453,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 230,000 230,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,171,000 26,000 1,197,000
Goulburn Valley Health 8,605,000 1,428,306 10,033,306
Heathcote Health 0 155,000 155,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 551,000 551,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 138,000 138,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 155,000 155,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 133,000 133,000
Kerang District Health 0 407,000 407,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 701,000 701,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 339,000 339,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 814,000 31,000 845,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 579,000 579,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,417,000 2,204,000 11,621,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 170,000 170,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 270,000 270,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 420,000 420,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,048,000 29,000 1,077,000
Melbourne Health 32,383,000 7,626,716 40,009,716
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 16,316,000 1,824,087 18,140,087
Monash Health 71,403,078 7,275,830 78,678,908
Moyne Health Services 0 253,000 253,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 137,000 137,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,284,000 343,032 5,627,032
Northern Health 21,719,033 841,199 22,560,232
Numurkah District Health Service 0 455,000 455,000
Omeo District Health 0 128,000 128,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 395,000 395,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 188,000 188,000
Peninsula Health 24,071,000 2,269,399 26,340,399
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,995,000 738,702 6,733,702
Portland District Health 1,469,000 30,000 1,499,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,419,000 768,500 6,187,500
Robinvale District Health Services 0 373,000 373,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 334,000 334,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 555,000 555,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 781,000 781,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 358,000 358,000
South West Healthcare 6,407,000 1,000,000 7,407,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 24,489,000 3,631,503 28,120,503
Stawell Regional Health 874,000 40,000 914,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,037,000 53,000 2,090,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 235,000 235,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 357,000 357,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,973,448 1,736,397 26,709,845
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,057,000 120,000 5,177,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,804,000 -269,000 13,535,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 262,000 262,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 259,000 259,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,125,000 3,125,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,829,000 232,763 4,061,763
West Wimmera Health Service 0 824,000 824,000
Western District Health Service 2,315,000 277,000 2,592,000
Western Health 35,808,000 1,713,964 37,521,964
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,139,000 196,875 3,335,875
Yarram & District Health Service 0 334,000 334,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 517,000 517,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 150,000 150,000
Total 547,731,559 73,991,216 621,722,775

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, April 2015

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at April 2015.

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 71,595,600 16,806,450 88,402,050
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,345,141 4,345,141
Alfred Health 516,477,414 41,822,388 558,299,802
Alpine Health 0 8,800,524 8,800,524
Austin Health 420,306,776 37,005,702 457,312,478
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 38,243,000 1,538,948 39,781,948
Ballarat Health Services 159,504,760 23,299,060 182,803,820
Barwon Health 295,751,544 32,793,608 328,545,152
Bass Coast Regional Health 22,909,000 1,008,751 23,917,751
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,289,260 3,289,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,970,247 2,970,247
Benalla Health 13,660,000 268,500 13,928,500
Bendigo Health Care Group 152,863,224 32,200,313 185,063,537
Boort District Health 0 1,745,312 1,745,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 19,042,387 668,900 19,711,287
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,767,222 2,767,222
Castlemaine Health 15,113,000 235,440 15,348,440
Central Gippsland Health Service 41,656,807 1,294,250 42,951,057
Cobram District Health 0 4,875,983 4,875,983
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,847,376 3,847,376
Colac Area Health 17,505,000 319,192 17,824,192
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 32,816,824 0 32,816,824
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 30,685,744 605,529 31,291,273
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 852,110 852,110
East Grampians Health Service 12,449,000 587,450 13,036,450
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,793,130 8,793,130
Eastern Health 494,556,164 65,217,424 559,773,588
Echuca Regional Health 29,948,483 1,410,688 31,359,171
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,722,654 2,722,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 13,887,000 204,274 14,091,274
Goulburn Valley Health 102,381,619 17,388,706 119,770,325
Heathcote Health 0 1,670,935 1,670,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,427,114 6,427,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,480,362 1,480,362
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,853,306 1,853,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,425,794 1,425,794
Kerang District Health 0 4,809,160 4,809,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,015,250 9,015,250
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,027,562 4,027,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,051,596 194,000 10,245,596
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,837,446 6,837,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 112,175,457 27,361,487 139,536,944
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,850,679 1,850,679
Maldon Hospital 0 843,807 843,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,053,718 3,053,718
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,987,195 4,987,195
Maryborough District Health Service 12,424,000 366,525 12,790,525
Melbourne Health 444,422,356 99,781,152 544,203,508
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 193,753,828 19,716,287 213,470,115
Monash Health 838,974,446 86,871,988 925,846,434
Moyne Health Services 0 2,837,138 2,837,138
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,472,092 1,472,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 63,160,965 2,491,462 65,652,427
Northern Health 261,216,341 9,037,938 270,254,279
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,503,564 6,503,564
Omeo District Health 0 1,349,387 1,349,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,688,224 4,688,224
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,069,141 2,069,141
Peninsula Health 285,842,899 28,564,415 314,407,314
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 71,768,138 3,710,794 75,478,932
Portland District Health 17,413,000 284,134 17,697,134
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 64,539,450 9,054,100 73,593,550
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,301,111 4,301,111
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,820,601 3,820,601
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,490,922 6,490,922
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,387,222 9,387,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,244,060 4,244,060
South West Healthcare 79,057,995 12,917,860 91,975,855
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 290,840,657 41,286,700 332,127,357
Stawell Regional Health 10,361,000 361,470 10,722,470
Swan Hill District Health 24,165,000 697,485 24,862,485
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,622,251 2,622,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,174,903 4,174,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 296,197,024 20,485,797 316,682,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 60,155,009 1,467,500 61,622,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 151,298,195 -2,034,600 149,263,595
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,996,016 2,996,016
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,926,668 2,926,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 37,149,000 37,149,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 45,450,105 1,919,663 47,369,768
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,878,903 9,878,903
Western District Health Service 27,505,000 3,491,270 30,996,270
Western Health 424,979,927 15,439,550 440,419,477
Wimmera Health Care Group 37,246,627 1,430,955 38,677,582
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,994,049 3,994,049
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,183,786 6,183,786
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,788,340 1,788,340
Total 6,324,352,361 871,742,170 7,196,094,531

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for April 2015, 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 2014-15
Albury Wodonga Health 1,561 15,612 17,342
Alfred Health 11,041 110,405 133,100
Austin Health 9,519 95,190 116,448
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 9,997 11,812
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 38,221 48,984
Barwon Health 7,322 73,218 92,685
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 5,553 6,705
Benalla Health 265 2,652 3,404
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 39,562 50,465
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 4,484 4,454
Castlemaine Health 317 3,169 4,082
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 9,719 11,177
Colac Area Health 344 3,436 4,404
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 3,094 16,428
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 5,966 7,441
East Grampians Health Service 270 2,701 3,316
Eastern Health 11,945 119,451 147,016
Echuca Regional Health 583 5,825 7,292
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 2,838 3,053
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 24,594 29,993
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 2,257 2,509
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 28,002 32,568
Maryborough District Health Service 259 2,590 3,023
Melbourne Health 9,809 98,094 117,158
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 46,454 57,268
Monash Health 20,127 201,270 251,237
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 15,575 18,845
Northern Health 6,943 69,430 86,898
Peninsula Health 7,145 71,451 85,388
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 17,207 20,002
Portland District Health 355 3,546 4,133
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 16,303 19,526
South West Healthcare 1,779 17,787 22,072
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 68,221 84,489
Stawell Regional Health 225 2,246 2,769
Swan Hill District Health 574 5,743 6,818
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 56,313 77,991
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 15,714 19,500
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 36,377 43,421
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 11,061 14,214
Western District Health Service 630 6,297 6,255
Western Health 10,668 106,683 133,374
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 8,361 10,022
Total 148,267 1,482,667 1,839,081

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.