Victorian report, August 2013

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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 August 2013 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, August 2013

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 August 2013 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 Local Hospital Networks 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 shows a negative amount for the block payment in August 2013.

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.

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, August 2013

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 August 2013.

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
255,589,271 255,589,271 255,589,271
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,222,372 30,222,372 30,222,372
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,563,356 255,589,271 30,222,372 6,751,713 292,563,356
VIC
funding
275,597,989 275,362,370 235,619 0 275,597,989
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 568,161,345 530,951,641 30,222,372 6,987,332 0 568,161,345

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 2013

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 August 2013.

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
511,178,542 511,178,542 511,178,542
Commonwealth
Block funding
60,444,744 60,444,744 60,444,744
Commonwealth
Other funding
13,503,427 13,503,427 13,503,427
Total C'wealth
funding
585,126,713 511,178,542 60,444,744 13,503,427 585,126,713
VIC
funding
1,177,536,368 1,177,079,654 456,714 0 1,177,536,368
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 1,762,663,081 1,688,258,196 60,444,744 13,960,141 0 1,762,663,081

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, August 2013

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to local hospital networks and other provider organisations for August 2013.

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 30,222,372 30,222,372
State/territory Block funding 16,165,778 16,165,778
Total 46,388,150 45,901,013 487,137 46,388,150

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 2013

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 August 2013. 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 60,444,744 60,444,744
State/territory Block funding 77,726,306 77,726,306
Total 138,171,050 137,337,413 833,637 138,171,050

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, August 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 2013. 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) 530,951,641 530,951,641 1,688,258,196 1,688,258,196
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 46,388,150 46,388,150 138,171,050 138,171,050
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 13,503,427 13,503,427
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 235,619 235,619 456,714 456,714
Total Other (Pool) 6,987,332 6,987,332 13,960,141 13,960,141
Grand Total 584,327,123 584,327,123 1,840,389,387 1,840,389,387

*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, August 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 2013.

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 7,389,000 736,000 8,125,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 334,000 334,000
Alfred Health 48,422,000 1,955,500 50,377,500
Alpine Health 0 747,000 747,000
Austin Health 35,266,241 2,428,500 37,694,741
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,187,000 123,229 3,310,229
Ballarat Health Services 13,047,000 992,000 14,039,000
Barwon Health 23,532,000 1,200,500 24,732,500
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,903,000 116,000 2,019,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 252,000 252,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 233,000 233,000
Benalla Health 998,000 11,000 1,009,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,664,000 899,000 14,563,000
Boort District Health 0 135,000 135,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,689,000 57,000 1,746,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 211,000 211,000
Castlemaine Health 1,163,000 16,000 1,179,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,433,000 87,000 3,520,000
Cobram District Health 0 339,000 339,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 342,942 342,942
Colac Area Health 1,432,000 45,000 1,477,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,690,000 0 2,690,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,972,000 27,000 2,999,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 64,000 64,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,027,000 16,000 1,043,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 605,000 605,000
Eastern Health 41,595,000 2,384,000 43,979,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,204,000 131,000 2,335,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 209,000 209,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,056,000 39,000 1,095,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,012,000 808,000 9,820,000
Heathcote Health 0 115,000 115,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 493,000 493,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 109,000 109,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 141,000 141,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 106,000 106,000
Kerang District Health 0 397,628 397,628
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 602,000 602,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 338,000 338,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 822,000 10,000 832,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 522,000 522,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,487,000 712,000 11,199,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 149,000 149,000
Maldon Hospital 0 62,000 62,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 235,000 235,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 374,000 374,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,084,000 34,000 1,118,000
Melbourne Health 39,623,000 2,994,000 42,617,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,150,000 565,000 17,715,000
Monash Health 66,493,000 3,335,000 69,828,000
Moyne Health Services 0 220,000 220,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 113,000 113,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,833,000 360,000 5,193,000
Northern Health 19,850,000 772,000 20,622,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 389,000 389,000
Omeo District Health 0 102,000 102,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 370,000 370,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 158,000 158,000
Peninsula Health 23,306,000 1,018,000 24,324,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 4,726,000 980,000 5,706,000
Portland District Health 1,392,000 49,000 1,441,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,896,000 449,000 6,345,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 331,000 331,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 306,314 306,314
Rural Northwest Health 0 497,000 497,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 817,000 817,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 312,000 312,000
South West Healthcare 6,912,500 438,000 7,350,500
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 23,234,000 2,128,000 25,362,000
Stawell Regional Health 742,000 24,000 766,000
Swan Hill District Health 1,945,000 127,000 2,072,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 201,000 201,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 314,000 314,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,220,000 988,000 25,208,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,373,000 170,000 4,543,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,381,000 -60,000 12,321,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 227,000 227,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 225,000 225,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,942,000 2,942,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,540,000 170,000 3,710,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 774,000 774,000
Western District Health Service 2,122,000 379,000 2,501,000
Western Health 32,152,000 1,413,500 33,565,500
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,921,000 100,000 3,021,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 303,000 303,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 498,000 498,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 139,000 139,000
Total 525,885,741 45,581,113 571,466,854

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, August 2013

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 2013.

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 19,600,193 1,554,000 21,154,193
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,097,000 1,097,000
Alfred Health 144,015,956 6,172,500 150,188,456
Alpine Health 0 2,217,000 2,217,000
Austin Health 109,612,508 6,357,500 115,970,008
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 9,464,000 229,229 9,693,229
Ballarat Health Services 41,727,539 2,459,000 44,186,539
Barwon Health 75,549,244 3,530,500 79,079,744
Bass Coast Regional Health 7,238,000 227,000 7,465,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 825,000 825,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 737,000 737,000
Benalla Health 3,344,000 39,000 3,383,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 42,686,267 2,286,000 44,972,267
Boort District Health 0 440,000 440,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,681,000 190,000 4,871,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 692,000 692,000
Castlemaine Health 3,706,000 55,000 3,761,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 10,290,000 282,000 10,572,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,130,000 1,130,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 999,942 999,942
Colac Area Health 4,388,000 149,000 4,537,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 8,699,997 0 8,699,997
Djerriwarrh Health Services 8,069,494 88,000 8,157,494
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 211,000 211,000
East Grampians Health Service 3,160,000 52,000 3,212,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,974,000 1,974,000
Eastern Health 129,390,992 7,401,000 136,791,992
Echuca Regional Health 6,727,000 272,000 6,999,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 689,000 689,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 3,414,000 124,000 3,538,000
Goulburn Valley Health 27,866,267 1,819,000 29,685,267
Heathcote Health 0 381,000 381,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,612,000 1,612,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 363,000 363,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 466,000 466,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 354,000 354,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,223,628 1,223,628
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,980,000 1,980,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,020,000 1,020,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 2,528,000 31,000 2,559,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,764,000 1,764,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 32,881,267 1,853,000 34,734,267
Lorne Community Hospital 0 460,000 460,000
Maldon Hospital 0 210,000 210,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 767,000 767,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,228,000 1,228,000
Maryborough District Health Service 3,184,000 109,000 3,293,000
Melbourne Health 156,351,969 9,342,000 165,693,969
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 48,685,267 1,943,000 50,628,267
Monash Health 209,781,196 10,591,000 220,372,196
Moyne Health Services 0 712,000 712,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 369,000 369,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 16,027,000 578,000 16,605,000
Northern Health 62,686,000 2,295,000 64,981,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,324,000 1,324,000
Omeo District Health 0 334,000 334,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,193,000 1,193,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 519,000 519,000
Peninsula Health 73,028,267 3,312,000 76,340,267
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 16,371,000 2,009,000 18,380,000
Portland District Health 4,297,000 165,000 4,462,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 17,598,634 818,000 18,416,634
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,081,000 1,081,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 964,314 964,314
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,629,000 1,629,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 2,523,000 2,523,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,026,000 1,026,000
South West Healthcare 21,264,767 877,000 22,141,767
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 75,834,267 6,902,000 82,736,267
Stawell Regional Health 2,488,000 78,000 2,566,000
Swan Hill District Health 5,873,000 253,000 6,126,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 660,000 660,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,035,000 1,035,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 74,175,216 3,183,000 77,358,216
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 14,548,000 555,000 15,103,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 43,402,000 -192,000 43,210,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 745,000 745,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 733,000 733,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 9,221,000 9,221,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 10,771,000 394,000 11,165,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 2,494,000 2,494,000
Western District Health Service 6,529,000 922,000 7,451,000
Western Health 101,811,000 4,421,500 106,232,500
Wimmera Health Care Group 8,962,000 245,000 9,207,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,008,000 1,008,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,516,000 1,516,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 454,000 454,000
Total 1,672,708,307 136,352,113 1,809,060,420

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each local hospital network 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, August 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 2013, 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 2,744 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 20,970 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 18,244 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 1,838 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 7,166 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 13,672 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 1,048 6,293
Benalla Health 254 508 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 7,490 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 606 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 1,796 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 666 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 1,512 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 1,124 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 526 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 22,380 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 1,086 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 548 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 4,638 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 440 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 5,180 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 508 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 19,348 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 8,298 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 37,304 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 2,914 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 12,740 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 13,274 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 3,472 20,834
Portland District Health 344 688 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 254 508 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 3,198 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 13,006 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 452 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 1,078 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 10,774 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 3,092 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 6,464 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 2,042 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 1,222 7,331
Western Health 9,846 19,692 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 1,582 9,487
Total 137,919 275,838 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.