Victorian report, August 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 August 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, August 2015

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 August 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 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, August 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 August 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
306,919,698 306,919,698 306,919,698
Commonwealth
Block funding
39,717,484 39,717,484 39,717,484
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,409,997 7,409,997 7,409,997
Total C'wealth
funding
354,047,178 306,919,698 39,717,484 7,409,997 354,047,178
VIC
funding
250,337,975 250,039,377 298,598 0 250,337,976
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 604,385,154 556,959,075 39,717,484 7,708,595 0 604,385,154

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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
604,326,275 604,326,275 604,326,275
Commonwealth
Block funding
79,434,968 79,434,968 79,434,968
Commonwealth
Other funding
14,819,994 14,819,994 14,819,994
Total C'wealth
funding
698,581,236 604,326,275 79,434,968 14,819,994 698,581,236
VIC
funding
1,163,094,194 1,162,684,800 409,394 0 1,163,094,194
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 1,861,675,430 1,767,011,075 79,434,968 15,229,387 0 1,861,675,430

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 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 August 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 39,717,484 39,717,484
State/territory Block funding 34,545,116 34,545,116
Total 74,262,600 73,680,500 582,100 74,262,600

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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 79,434,968 79,434,968
State/territory Block funding 152,336,132 152,336,132
Total 231,771,100 229,941,400 1,829,700 231,771,100

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 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) 556,959,075 556,959,075 1,767,121,829 1,767,011,075
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 74,262,600 74,262,600 231,771,100 231,771,100
Other
Public health funding 7,409,997 7,409,997 14,819,994 14,819,994
Overdeposit 0 0 0 110,754
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 298,598 298,598 298,640 298,640
Total Other (Pool) 7,708,595 7,708,595 15,118,633 15,229,387
Grand Total 638,930,270 638,930,270 2,014,011,562 2,014,011,562

*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, August 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 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 6,703,000 1,390,000 8,093,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 390,000 390,000
Alfred Health 43,562,000 3,451,000 47,013,000
Alpine Health 0 737,000 737,000
Austin Health 36,589,000 3,117,000 39,706,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,367,000 82,000 3,449,000
Ballarat Health Services 13,929,000 1,903,000 15,832,000
Barwon Health 26,107,000 2,683,000 28,790,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,975,000 67,000 2,042,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 280,000 280,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 253,000 253,000
Benalla Health 1,165,000 18,000 1,183,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,353,000 2,653,000 16,006,000
Boort District Health 0 149,000 149,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,598,000 62,000 1,660,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 241,000 241,000
Castlemaine Health 1,317,000 15,000 1,332,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,526,000 96,000 3,622,000
Cobram District Health 0 410,000 410,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 321,000 321,000
Colac Area Health 1,510,000 19,000 1,529,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,764,000 0 2,764,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,707,000 23,000 2,730,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 75,000 75,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,078,000 19,000 1,097,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 665,000 665,000
Eastern Health 42,906,000 5,525,000 48,431,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,642,000 83,000 2,725,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 225,000 225,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,190,000 13,000 1,203,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,134,000 1,440,000 10,574,000
Heathcote Health 0 145,000 145,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 538,000 538,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 123,000 123,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 157,000 157,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 119,000 119,000
Kerang District Health 0 397,000 397,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 733,000 733,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 343,000 343,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 894,000 16,000 910,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 576,000 576,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,826,000 2,283,000 12,109,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 159,000 159,000
Maldon Hospital 0 70,000 70,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 264,000 264,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 438,000 438,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,069,000 19,000 1,088,000
Melbourne Health 38,034,000 8,628,000 46,662,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,438,000 1,716,000 19,154,000
Monash Health 74,527,028 7,428,000 81,955,028
Moyne Health Services 0 238,000 238,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,507,000 128,000 5,635,000
Northern Health 23,953,000 693,000 24,646,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 440,000 440,000
Omeo District Health 0 112,000 112,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 387,000 387,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 175,000 175,000
Peninsula Health 24,883,000 2,427,000 27,310,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,813,000 223,000 7,036,000
Portland District Health 1,536,000 16,000 1,552,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,799,000 762,000 6,561,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 378,000 378,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 545,000 545,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 794,000 794,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 345,000 345,000
South West Healthcare 6,874,000 1,044,000 7,918,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,408,000 3,645,000 29,053,000
Stawell Regional Health 880,000 24,000 904,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,048,000 39,000 2,087,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 220,000 220,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 348,000 348,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,205,347 1,927,000 28,132,347
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,313,000 120,000 5,433,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,445,000 -90,000 10,355,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 252,000 252,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 249,000 249,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,178,000 3,178,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,917,000 126,000 4,043,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 834,000 834,000
Western District Health Service 2,317,000 257,000 2,574,000
Western Health 37,606,000 1,122,000 38,728,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,244,000 82,000 3,326,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 530,000 530,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 151,000 151,000
Total 551,658,375 73,062,000 624,720,375

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 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 20,925,000 4,349,000 25,274,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,216,000 1,216,000
Alfred Health 136,927,000 10,785,000 147,712,000
Alpine Health 0 2,299,000 2,299,000
Austin Health 114,290,000 9,732,000 124,022,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 10,510,000 259,000 10,769,000
Ballarat Health Services 43,533,000 5,935,000 49,468,000
Barwon Health 81,559,000 8,373,000 89,932,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 6,165,000 208,000 6,373,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 872,000 872,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 788,000 788,000
Benalla Health 3,650,000 58,000 3,708,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 41,716,000 8,294,000 50,010,000
Boort District Health 0 463,000 463,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,994,000 188,000 5,182,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 747,000 747,000
Castlemaine Health 5,262,000 59,000 5,321,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 11,019,000 299,000 11,318,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,280,000 1,280,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,054,000 1,054,000
Colac Area Health 4,718,000 56,000 4,774,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 8,638,000 0 8,638,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 8,458,000 70,000 8,528,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 233,000 233,000
East Grampians Health Service 3,373,000 64,000 3,437,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,079,000 2,079,000
Eastern Health 136,746,000 17,255,000 154,001,000
Echuca Regional Health 8,279,000 262,000 8,541,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 702,000 702,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 3,712,000 41,000 3,753,000
Goulburn Valley Health 28,561,000 4,490,000 33,051,000
Heathcote Health 0 454,000 454,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,679,000 1,679,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 384,000 384,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 490,000 490,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 376,000 376,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,239,000 1,239,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 2,285,000 2,285,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,067,000 1,067,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 2,792,000 51,000 2,843,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,794,000 1,794,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 30,697,000 7,129,000 37,826,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 498,000 498,000
Maldon Hospital 0 221,000 221,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 824,000 824,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,366,000 1,366,000
Maryborough District Health Service 3,332,000 63,000 3,395,000
Melbourne Health 118,696,000 26,870,000 145,566,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 54,671,000 5,368,000 60,039,000
Monash Health 235,549,028 23,203,000 258,752,028
Moyne Health Services 0 738,000 738,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 385,000 385,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 17,247,000 400,000 17,647,000
Northern Health 74,838,000 2,162,000 77,000,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,372,000 1,372,000
Omeo District Health 0 345,000 345,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,221,000 1,221,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 545,000 545,000
Peninsula Health 77,876,000 7,594,000 85,470,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 21,208,000 700,000 21,908,000
Portland District Health 4,811,000 47,000 4,858,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 18,107,000 2,378,000 20,485,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,180,000 1,180,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,021,000 1,021,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,700,000 1,700,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 2,474,000 2,474,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,078,000 1,078,000
South West Healthcare 21,485,000 3,260,000 24,745,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 79,347,000 11,380,000 90,727,000
Stawell Regional Health 2,749,000 76,000 2,825,000
Swan Hill District Health 6,396,000 126,000 6,522,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 690,000 690,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,090,000 1,090,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 81,829,347 6,013,000 87,842,347
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 16,597,000 375,000 16,972,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 51,774,000 -397,000 51,377,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 778,000 778,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 769,000 769,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 9,929,000 9,929,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 12,292,000 391,000 12,683,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 2,607,000 2,607,000
Western District Health Service 7,247,000 802,000 8,049,000
Western Health 117,719,000 3,497,000 121,216,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 10,141,000 259,000 10,400,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,030,000 1,030,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,651,000 1,651,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 473,000 473,000
Total 1,750,435,375 228,010,000 1,978,445,375

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 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 2015-16
Albury Wodonga Health 1,477 2,954 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 22,788 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 19,833 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 2,006 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 8,344 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 15,880 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 1,137 6,821
Benalla Health 294 589 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 8,571 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 511 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 682 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 1,906 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 761 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 3,094 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 1,280 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 571 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 24,999 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 1,252 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 521 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 5,091 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 431 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 5,510 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 520 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 19,921 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 9,813 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 42,905 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 3,215 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 14,730 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 14,484 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 3,521 21,125
Portland District Health 354 708 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 3,324 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 3,753 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 14,372 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 477 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 1,163 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 13,470 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 3,334 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 7,462 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 2,439 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 1,062 6,369
Western Health 11,389 22,779 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 1,720 10,317
Total 156,940 313,880 1,883,280

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.