Victorian report, August 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 August 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, August 2014

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 August 2014 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, August 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 August 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
273,912,040 273,912,040 273,912,040
Commonwealth
Block funding
35,477,396 35,477,396 35,477,396
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,036,547 7,036,547 7,036,547
Total C'wealth
funding
316,425,983 273,912,040 35,477,396 7,036,547 316,425,983
VIC
funding
245,834,226 245,612,640 221,585 0 245,834,226
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 562,260,208 519,524,680 35,477,396 7,258,132 0 562,260,208

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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
547,824,080 547,824,080 547,824,080
Commonwealth
Block funding
70,954,793 70,954,793 70,954,793
Commonwealth
Other funding
14,073,094 14,073,094 14,073,094
Total C'wealth
funding
632,851,966 547,824,080 70,954,793 14,073,094 632,851,966
VIC
funding
1,084,109,725 1,083,873,001 236,724 0 1,084,109,725
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 1,716,961,691 1,631,697,080 70,954,793 14,309,818 0 1,716,961,691

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, August 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 August 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 35,477,396 35,477,396
State/territory Block funding 41,077,961 41,077,961
Total 76,555,358 75,407,716 1,147,642 76,555,358

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 LHNs and other provider organisations as at August 2014.

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 70,954,793 70,954,793
State/territory Block funding 155,705,001 155,705,001
Total 226,659,794 224,984,152 1,675,642 226,659,794

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 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 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
NHR
funding YTD
NHR
payments YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 519,524,680 519,524,680 1,631,697,080 1,631,697,080
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 76,555,358 76,555,358 226,659,794 226,659,794
Other
Public health funding 7,036,547 7,036,547 14,073,094 14,073,094
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 221,585 221,585 221,654 221,654
Total Other (Pool) 7,258,132 7,258,132 14,309,818 14,309,818
Grand Total 603,338,170 603,338,170 1,872,666,692 1,872,666,692

*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, August 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 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 6,290,696 1,769,500 8,060,196
Alexandra District Hospital 0 366,000 366,000
Alfred Health 40,525,916 3,566,875 44,092,791
Alpine Health 0 737,000 737,000
Austin Health 34,817,000 2,999,000 37,816,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,165,000 76,000 3,241,000
Ballarat Health Services 13,100,054 2,240,401 15,340,455
Barwon Health 24,799,884 2,768,268 27,568,152
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,872,000 125,176 1,997,176
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 275,000 275,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 241,000 241,000
Benalla Health 1,146,000 18,000 1,164,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,429,000 2,948,331 15,377,331
Boort District Health 0 146,000 146,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,498,000 51,000 1,549,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 231,000 231,000
Castlemaine Health 1,274,000 16,000 1,290,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,375,000 91,000 3,466,000
Cobram District Health 0 371,000 371,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 319,000 319,000
Colac Area Health 1,467,000 34,897 1,501,897
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,011,992 0 3,011,992
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,602,904 28,777 2,631,681
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 69,000 69,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,054,000 17,000 1,071,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 657,000 657,000
Eastern Health 40,562,214 5,662,198 46,224,412
Echuca Regional Health 2,357,552 107,312 2,464,864
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 233,000 233,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,173,000 16,987 1,189,987
Goulburn Valley Health 8,306,000 1,593,000 9,899,000
Heathcote Health 0 128,000 128,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 536,000 536,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 156,000 156,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 117,000 117,000
Kerang District Health 0 396,000 396,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 834,584 834,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 340,000 340,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 848,000 11,000 859,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 570,000 570,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,207,000 2,506,875 11,713,875
Lorne Community Hospital 0 156,000 156,000
Maldon Hospital 0 69,000 69,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 257,000 257,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 410,000 410,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,051,000 25,713 1,076,713
Melbourne Health 35,582,000 8,438,500 44,020,500
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 15,723,000 1,639,000 17,362,000
Monash Health 68,489,730 7,202,543 75,692,273
Moyne Health Services 0 238,000 238,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,300,937 396,000 5,696,937
Northern Health 21,433,000 818,274 22,251,274
Numurkah District Health Service 0 433,000 433,000
Omeo District Health 0 116,000 116,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 392,000 392,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 174,000 174,000
Peninsula Health 22,963,000 2,483,714 25,446,714
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,843,000 214,000 6,057,000
Portland District Health 1,432,000 37,320 1,469,320
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,350,000 1,023,000 6,373,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 363,000 363,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 320,000 320,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 545,000 545,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 756,000 756,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 345,000 345,000
South West Healthcare 6,369,000 1,174,000 7,543,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 23,788,000 3,345,000 27,133,000
Stawell Regional Health 827,000 28,000 855,000
Swan Hill District Health 1,958,000 116,566 2,074,566
Tallangatta Health Service 0 219,000 219,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 344,000 344,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,364,230 1,670,000 26,034,230
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,144,000 121,000 5,265,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,275,000 -93,000 10,182,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 249,000 249,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 246,000 246,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,127,000 3,127,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,714,000 216,000 3,930,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 832,000 832,000
Western District Health Service 2,181,000 402,000 2,583,000
Western Health 34,942,472 1,271,105 36,213,577
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,975,000 83,000 3,058,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 327,000 327,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 506,000 506,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 150,000 150,000
Total 514,587,581 74,801,916 589,389,497

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 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 18,253,696 4,541,500 22,795,196
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,136,000 1,136,000
Alfred Health 125,563,916 10,579,875 136,143,791
Alpine Health 0 2,291,000 2,291,000
Austin Health 108,232,000 9,110,000 117,342,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 9,836,000 233,000 10,069,000
Ballarat Health Services 40,317,054 6,050,401 46,367,455
Barwon Health 75,280,884 8,015,635 83,296,519
Bass Coast Regional Health 5,817,000 270,351 6,087,351
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 854,000 854,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 756,000 756,000
Benalla Health 3,566,000 59,000 3,625,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 38,631,000 8,240,331 46,871,331
Boort District Health 0 454,000 454,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,661,000 165,000 4,826,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 715,000 715,000
Castlemaine Health 3,962,000 51,000 4,013,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 10,487,000 280,000 10,767,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,158,000 1,158,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 989,000 989,000
Colac Area Health 4,561,000 91,692 4,652,692
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 8,750,992 0 8,750,992
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 7,973,904 89,577 8,063,481
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 218,000 218,000
East Grampians Health Service 3,280,000 55,000 3,335,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,044,000 2,044,000
Eastern Health 123,559,214 16,926,896 140,486,110
Echuca Regional Health 7,209,552 225,677 7,435,229
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 722,000 722,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 3,645,000 48,974 3,693,974
Goulburn Valley Health 25,822,000 4,421,000 30,243,000
Heathcote Health 0 399,000 399,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,667,000 1,667,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 378,000 378,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 484,000 484,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 367,000 367,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,230,000 1,230,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 2,276,584 2,276,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,053,000 1,053,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 2,636,000 32,000 2,668,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,771,000 1,771,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 28,615,000 7,164,875 35,779,875
Lorne Community Hospital 0 479,000 479,000
Maldon Hospital 0 218,000 218,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 795,000 795,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,275,000 1,275,000
Maryborough District Health Service 3,263,000 71,525 3,334,525
Melbourne Health 119,105,000 27,487,500 146,592,500
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 48,887,000 4,983,000 53,870,000
Monash Health 211,651,730 21,948,839 233,600,569
Moyne Health Services 0 735,000 735,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 382,000 382,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 16,185,937 636,000 16,821,937
Northern Health 66,629,000 2,243,274 68,872,274
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,348,000 1,348,000
Omeo District Health 0 351,000 351,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,226,000 1,226,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 538,000 538,000
Peninsula Health 71,391,000 7,441,116 78,832,116
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 18,164,000 667,000 18,831,000
Portland District Health 4,450,000 96,734 4,546,734
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 16,631,000 2,495,000 19,126,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,122,000 1,122,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 990,000 990,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,690,000 1,690,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 2,346,000 2,346,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,077,000 1,077,000
South West Healthcare 19,806,000 3,185,000 22,991,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 73,955,000 10,386,000 84,341,000
Stawell Regional Health 2,572,000 85,000 2,657,000
Swan Hill District Health 6,088,000 207,185 6,295,185
Tallangatta Health Service 0 681,000 681,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,070,000 1,070,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 75,693,230 5,094,000 80,787,230
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 15,639,000 381,000 16,020,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 49,663,000 -456,000 49,207,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 767,000 767,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 762,000 762,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 9,720,000 9,720,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 11,549,000 452,000 12,001,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 2,585,000 2,585,000
Western District Health Service 6,784,000 949,000 7,733,000
Western Health 108,389,472 3,736,711 112,126,183
Wimmera Health Care Group 9,252,000 257,000 9,509,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,020,000 1,020,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,574,000 1,574,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 469,000 469,000
Total 1,616,408,581 223,181,252 1,839,589,833

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, August 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 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 2014-15
Albury Wodonga Health 1,561 3,122 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 22,081 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 19,038 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 1,999 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 7,644 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 14,644 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 1,111 6,663
Benalla Health 265 530 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 7,912 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 897 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 634 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 1,944 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 687 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 619 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 1,193 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 540 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 23,890 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 1,165 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 568 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 4,919 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 451 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 5,600 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 518 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 19,619 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 9,291 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 40,254 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 3,115 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 13,886 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 14,290 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 3,441 20,648
Portland District Health 355 709 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 3,261 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 3,557 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 13,644 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 449 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 1,149 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 11,263 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 3,143 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 7,275 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 2,212 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 1,259 7,556
Western Health 10,668 21,337 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 1,672 10,033
Total 148,267 296,533 1,779,200

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.