Victorian report, April 2016

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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 2016 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 2016

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2015-16.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for April 2016 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 https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/sops (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.

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.

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 2016

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 2016.

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
296,769,968 296,769,968 296,769,968
Commonwealth
Block funding
41,687,584 41,687,584 41,687,584
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,315,651 7,315,651 7,315,651
Total C'wealth
funding
345,773,204 296,769,968 41,687,584 7,315,651 345,773,204
VIC
funding
265,936,113 265,626,711 309,402 0 265,936,113
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 611,709,317 562,396,679 41,687,584 7,625,054 0 611,709,317

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2016

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 2016.

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
3,001,331,915 3,001,331,915 3,001,331,915
Commonwealth
Block funding
405,055,240 405,055,240 405,055,240
Commonwealth
Other funding
73,796,417 73,796,417 73,796,417
Total C'wealth
funding
3,480,183,572 3,001,331,915 405,055,240 73,796,417 3,480,183,572
VIC
funding
3,713,010,295 3,710,202,738 2,807,557 0 3,713,010,295
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,193,193,867 6,711,534,653 405,055,240 76,603,974 0 7,193,193,867

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 2016

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 2016.

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 41,687,584 41,687,584
State/territory Block funding 41,553,988 41,553,988
Total 83,241,572 78,134,701 5,106,871 83,241,572

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2016

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 2016.

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 405,055,240 405,055,240
State/territory Block funding 535,409,353 535,409,353
Total 940,464,593 920,942,340 19,522,254 940,464,593

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for April 2016. 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) 562,666,579 562,396,679 6,713,546,569 6,711,534,653
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 83,241,572 83,241,572 940,464,593 940,464,593
Other
Public health funding 7,315,651 7,315,651 73,796,417 73,796,417
Overdeposit 0 269,900 0 2,011,916
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 39,502 39,502 795,641 795,641
Total Other (Pool) 7,355,153 7,625,054 74,592,058 76,603,974
Grand Total 653,263,304 653,263,304 7,728,603,220 7,728,603,220

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2015-16 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 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during April 2016.

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 6,717,000 1,488,500 8,205,500
Alexandra District Hospital 0 395,500 395,500
Alfred Health 44,057,000 3,519,000 47,576,000
Alpine Health 0 737,000 737,000
Austin Health 36,733,000 3,177,000 39,910,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,365,000 135,000 3,500,000
Ballarat Health Services 14,012,000 2,017,513 16,029,513
Barwon Health 26,221,000 2,893,313 29,114,313
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,971,000 99,000 2,070,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 282,000 282,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 253,000 253,000
Benalla Health 1,170,000 18,000 1,188,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,378,000 2,928,820 16,306,820
Boort District Health 0 148,000 148,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 3,431,890 93,000 3,524,890
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 240,000 240,000
Castlemaine Health 1,175,000 19,500 1,194,500
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,523,000 209,650 3,732,650
Cobram District Health 0 411,000 411,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 313,000 313,000
Colac Area Health 1,511,000 16,000 1,527,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,774,000 0 2,774,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,028,000 29,000 3,057,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 73,000 73,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,079,000 97,000 1,176,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 665,000 665,000
Eastern Health 43,002,000 5,702,300 48,704,300
Echuca Regional Health 2,643,000 252,900 2,895,900
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 224,000 224,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,191,000 22,000 1,213,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,172,000 1,558,650 10,730,650
Heathcote Health 0 144,000 144,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 540,000 540,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 156,000 156,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Kerang District Health 0 396,000 396,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 732,000 732,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 345,000 345,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 839,000 5,000 844,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 575,000 575,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,872,000 2,438,965 12,310,965
Lorne Community Hospital 0 159,000 159,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 268,500 268,500
Mansfield District Hospital 0 439,000 439,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,066,000 24,000 1,090,000
Melbourne Health 38,236,000 8,931,000 47,167,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,552,000 1,723,000 19,275,000
Monash Health 74,895,000 7,720,300 82,615,300
Moyne Health Services 0 237,000 237,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,543,000 263,800 5,806,800
Northern Health 23,825,000 690,000 24,515,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 518,000 518,000
Omeo District Health 0 113,000 113,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 383,000 383,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 175,000 175,000
Peninsula Health 24,911,000 2,522,000 27,433,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,780,000 215,000 6,995,000
Portland District Health 1,546,000 3,000 1,549,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,809,000 767,400 6,576,400
Robinvale District Health Services 0 380,000 380,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 331,000 331,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 551,000 551,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 795,000 795,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 348,000 348,000
South West Healthcare 6,817,000 1,256,500 8,073,500
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,541,000 3,843,000 29,384,000
Stawell Regional Health 880,000 24,000 904,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,048,000 33,900 2,081,900
Tallangatta Health Service 0 222,000 222,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 485,000 485,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,263,000 2,385,400 28,648,400
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,328,000 123,000 5,451,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,891,000 264,000 12,155,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 250,000 250,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 248,000 248,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,179,000 3,179,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,918,000 164,000 4,082,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 838,000 838,000
Western District Health Service 2,317,000 283,650 2,600,650
Western Health 37,610,000 1,444,000 39,054,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,245,000 90,000 3,335,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 531,000 531,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 154,000 154,000
Total 556,885,890 77,492,061 634,377,951

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, April 2016

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at April 2016.

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 80,719,559 17,962,264 98,681,823
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,700,543 4,700,543
Alfred Health 524,176,117 41,907,345 566,083,462
Alpine Health 0 9,054,579 9,054,579
Austin Health 438,107,874 38,706,134 476,814,008
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 39,970,000 1,809,074 41,779,074
Ballarat Health Services 167,084,312 23,966,635 191,050,947
Barwon Health 312,972,469 34,174,537 347,147,006
Bass Coast Regional Health 23,671,607 971,000 24,642,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,321,041 3,321,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,027,902 3,027,902
Benalla Health 13,875,000 223,000 14,098,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 159,525,607 33,382,136 192,907,743
Boort District Health 0 1,774,733 1,774,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 20,817,890 761,000 21,578,890
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,873,119 2,873,119
Castlemaine Health 15,765,000 216,500 15,981,500
Central Gippsland Health Service 41,858,000 1,807,650 43,665,650
Cobram District Health 0 4,954,746 4,954,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,934,736 3,934,736
Colac Area Health 17,938,000 223,000 18,161,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 33,485,779 0 33,485,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 33,260,288 446,000 33,706,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 887,555 887,555
East Grampians Health Service 12,827,000 1,051,923 13,878,923
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,990,451 7,990,451
Eastern Health 516,512,679 67,440,328 583,953,007
Echuca Regional Health 31,353,217 1,945,212 33,298,429
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,701,714 2,701,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 14,129,000 286,000 14,415,000
Goulburn Valley Health 109,221,902 18,029,081 127,250,983
Heathcote Health 0 1,733,156 1,733,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,514,180 6,514,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,474,498 1,474,498
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,873,113 1,873,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,443,921 1,443,921
Kerang District Health 0 4,870,552 4,870,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,915,264 8,915,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,080,704 4,080,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,337,617 105,083 10,442,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,966,146 6,966,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 117,674,627 28,370,430 146,045,057
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,905,066 1,905,066
Maldon Hospital 0 850,439 850,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,149,574 3,149,574
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,361,261 5,361,261
Maryborough District Health Service 12,662,000 397,500 13,059,500
Melbourne Health 459,541,852 104,922,179 564,464,031
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 210,202,216 21,564,720 231,766,936
Monash Health 894,248,734 90,778,446 985,027,180
Moyne Health Services 0 2,843,800 2,843,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,480,390 1,480,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 66,192,339 2,345,300 68,537,639
Northern Health 287,937,255 8,513,000 296,450,255
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,793,990 6,793,990
Omeo District Health 0 1,328,571 1,328,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,633,959 4,633,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,080,738 2,080,738
Peninsula Health 297,047,102 29,998,808 327,045,910
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 80,904,450 2,789,000 83,693,450
Portland District Health 18,349,000 271,000 18,620,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 69,800,221 9,816,431 79,616,652
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,528,015 4,528,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,929,009 3,929,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,533,200 6,533,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,693,106 9,693,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,261,201 4,261,201
South West Healthcare 83,292,743 13,723,957 97,016,700
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 304,113,395 44,732,520 348,845,915
Stawell Regional Health 10,454,000 325,000 10,779,000
Swan Hill District Health 24,318,000 638,900 24,956,900
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,632,476 2,632,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,411,775 4,411,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 313,564,171 26,312,424 339,876,595
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 63,502,250 1,482,000 64,984,250
The Royal Women's Hospital 155,625,570 1,994,799 157,620,369
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,020,159 3,020,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,187,170 3,187,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 38,770,459 38,770,459
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 46,546,000 1,914,000 48,460,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,045,919 10,045,919
Western District Health Service 27,643,040 3,618,650 31,261,690
Western Health 447,931,821 14,928,976 462,860,797
Wimmera Health Care Group 38,533,000 1,561,000 40,094,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,960,960 3,960,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,522,242 6,522,242
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,825,799 1,825,799
Total 6,647,692,703 913,254,873 7,560,947,576

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for April 2016, 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 2015-16
Albury Wodonga Health 1,745 15,305 18,795
Alfred Health 12,958 117,069 142,985
Austin Health 9,370 98,070 116,811
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,145 10,314 12,603
Ballarat Health Services 4,005 41,383 49,392
Barwon Health 7,491 78,504 93,487
Bass Coast Regional Health 636 5,818 7,090
Benalla Health 374 3,103 3,852
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,677 41,638 48,991
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 646 3,337 4,628
Castlemaine Health 567 3,863 4,997
Central Gippsland Health Service 897 9,416 11,210
Colac Area Health 544 4,129 5,217
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 0 12,377 10,296
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 6,435 7,748
East Grampians Health Service 248 2,781 3,277
Eastern Health 13,682 127,361 154,725
Echuca Regional Health 894 6,795 8,583
Gippsland Southern Health Service 304 2,691 3,299
Goulburn Valley Health 2,637 25,638 30,911
Kyabram & District Health Services 267 2,255 2,788
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,936 27,911 33,783
Maryborough District Health Service 222 2,526 2,971
Melbourne Health 9,470 98,624 117,565
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,784 48,822 58,389
Monash Health 23,850 219,319 267,020
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,700 16,259 19,660
Northern Health 9,271 77,463 96,005
Peninsula Health 7,822 73,579 89,223
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,273 18,628 23,174
Portland District Health 373 3,578 4,324
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,546 16,389 19,481
South West Healthcare 1,444 17,902 20,790
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,231 71,950 86,412
Stawell Regional Health 292 2,494 3,078
Swan Hill District Health 995 6,642 8,630
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,954 65,788 77,696
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,518 16,374 19,410
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,250 36,347 42,847
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 880 11,517 13,277
Western District Health Service 774 5,795 7,343
Western Health 10,903 112,920 134,727
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,225 9,329 11,779
Total 161,457 1,578,436 1,899,269

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.