Victorian report, August 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 August 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, August 2016

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2016-17.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for August 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, August 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 August 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
357,319,262 357,319,262 357,319,262
Commonwealth
Block funding
41,563,444 41,563,444 41,563,444
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,768,196 7,768,196 7,768,196
Total C'wealth
funding
406,650,902 357,319,262 41,563,444 7,768,196 406,650,902
VIC
funding
391,378,989 391,159,600 219,389 0 391,378,989
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 798,029,891 748,478,862 41,563,444 7,987,585 0 798,029,891

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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
680,921,951 680,921,951 680,921,951
Commonwealth
Block funding
83,126,888 83,126,888 83,126,888
Commonwealth
Other funding
15,536,393 15,536,393 15,536,393
Total C'wealth
funding
779,585,232 680,921,951 83,126,888 15,536,393 779,585,232
VIC
funding
1,342,262,275 1,341,932,705 329,570 0 1,342,262,275
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 2,121,847,507 2,022,854,656 83,126,888 15,865,963 0 2,121,847,507

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 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 August 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 41,563,444 41,563,444
State/territory Block funding 60,953,536 60,953,536
Total 102,516,980 101,251,100 1,265,880 102,516,980

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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 83,126,888 83,126,888
State/territory Block funding 216,595,716 216,595,715
Total 299,722,604 296,560,024 3,162,580 299,722,604

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 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) 748,478,862 748,478,862 2,022,854,656 2,022,854,656
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 102,516,980 102,516,980 299,722,604 299,722,604
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 15,536,393 15,536,393
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 219,389 219,389 329,570 329,570
Total Other (Pool) 7,987,585 7,987,585 15,865,963 15,865,963
Grand Total 858,983,427 858,983,427 2,338,443,223 2,338,443,222

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2016-17 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 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 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 8,923,000 1,977,000 10,900,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 503,000 503,000
Alfred Health 58,161,000 4,683,000 62,844,000
Alpine Health 0 934,000 934,000
Austin Health 48,315,000 4,060,000 52,375,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,356,000 192,000 4,548,000
Ballarat Health Services 18,764,000 2,640,000 21,404,000
Barwon Health 35,463,000 3,942,000 39,405,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,942,000 104,000 3,046,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 363,000 363,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 331,000 331,000
Benalla Health 1,492,000 29,000 1,521,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,251,000 3,677,000 22,928,000
Boort District Health 0 196,000 196,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,574,000 82,000 1,656,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 309,000 309,000
Castlemaine Health 1,722,000 25,000 1,747,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,545,000 192,000 4,737,000
Cobram District Health 0 543,000 543,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 442,000 442,000
Colac Area Health 1,908,000 26,000 1,934,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,029,000 0 4,029,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,413,000 40,000 3,453,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,383,000 96,000 1,479,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 989,000 989,000
Eastern Health 56,952,000 7,732,000 64,684,000
Echuca Regional Health 3,622,000 199,000 3,821,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 284,000 284,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,526,000 25,000 1,551,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,966,000 2,168,000 14,134,000
Heathcote Health 0 200,000 200,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,019,000 1,019,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 172,000 172,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 208,000 208,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 160,000 160,000
Kerang District Health 0 512,000 512,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 995,000 995,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 431,000 431,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,169,000 12,000 1,181,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 755,000 755,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,262,000 3,114,000 16,376,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 208,000 208,000
Maldon Hospital 0 94,000 94,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 332,000 332,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 573,000 573,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,378,000 26,000 1,404,000
Melbourne Health 50,526,611 11,550,000 62,076,611
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,719,000 2,340,000 26,059,000
Monash Health 99,089,000 10,128,000 109,217,000
Moyne Health Services 0 306,000 306,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 161,000 161,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,522,000 260,000 7,782,000
Northern Health 32,646,000 920,000 33,566,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 708,000 708,000
Omeo District Health 0 144,000 144,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 486,000 486,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 225,000 225,000
Peninsula Health 34,047,000 3,378,000 37,425,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,017,000 283,000 10,300,000
Portland District Health 1,964,000 23,000 1,987,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,740,000 1,122,000 8,862,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 497,000 497,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 444,000 444,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 703,000 703,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,024,000 1,024,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 445,000 445,000
South West Healthcare 9,338,000 1,542,000 10,880,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 33,169,000 4,737,000 37,906,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,162,000 36,000 1,198,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,765,000 76,000 2,841,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 284,000 284,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 447,000 447,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 33,687,000 2,273,000 35,960,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,314,000 151,000 7,465,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 17,281,531 368,000 17,649,531
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 323,000 323,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 317,000 317,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,256,000 4,256,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,393,000 197,000 5,590,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,187,000 1,187,000
Western District Health Service 3,200,920 369,000 3,569,920
Western Health 50,440,000 1,633,000 52,073,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,320,000 165,000 4,485,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 439,000 439,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 687,000 687,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 195,000 195,000
Total 741,457,062 100,423,000 841,880,062

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 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 24,279,907 5,806,504 30,086,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,354,000 1,354,000
Alfred Health 157,223,000 13,750,218 170,973,218
Alpine Health 0 2,523,000 2,523,000
Austin Health 130,605,000 12,011,280 142,616,280
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 11,771,000 515,000 12,286,000
Ballarat Health Services 50,890,450 7,851,082 58,741,532
Barwon Health 96,019,559 11,483,122 107,502,681
Bass Coast Regional Health 7,951,000 283,000 8,234,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 980,000 980,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 890,000 890,000
Benalla Health 4,036,000 82,000 4,118,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 52,201,103 10,445,772 62,646,875
Boort District Health 0 525,000 525,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,253,000 219,000 4,472,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 838,000 838,000
Castlemaine Health 4,652,000 70,000 4,722,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 12,292,000 522,000 12,814,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,465,000 1,465,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,189,000 1,189,000
Colac Area Health 5,155,000 72,000 5,227,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 11,011,000 0 11,011,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 9,226,000 108,000 9,334,000
East Grampians Health Service 3,735,000 264,000 3,999,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,674,000 2,674,000
Eastern Health 153,966,000 24,632,216 178,598,216
Echuca Regional Health 9,791,000 539,000 10,330,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 765,000 765,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 4,125,000 73,000 4,198,000
Goulburn Valley Health 32,454,066 6,431,784 38,885,850
Heathcote Health 0 541,000 541,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,225,000 2,225,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 464,000 464,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 563,000 563,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 433,000 433,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,381,000 1,381,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 2,690,000 2,690,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,158,000 1,158,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,161,000 32,000 3,193,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,040,000 2,040,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 36,017,155 8,899,502 44,916,657
Lorne Community Hospital 0 559,000 559,000
Maldon Hospital 0 250,000 250,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 895,000 895,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,553,000 1,553,000
Maryborough District Health Service 3,719,000 70,000 3,789,000
Melbourne Health 134,713,611 35,004,002 169,717,613
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 64,390,560 8,308,278 72,698,838
Monash Health 267,873,000 32,966,366 300,839,366
Moyne Health Services 0 823,000 823,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 435,000 435,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 20,329,000 699,000 21,028,000
Northern Health 88,256,000 2,488,000 90,744,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,912,000 1,912,000
Omeo District Health 0 388,000 388,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,318,000 1,318,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 608,000 608,000
Peninsula Health 92,035,000 10,220,348 102,255,348
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 27,503,000 758,000 28,261,000
Portland District Health 5,311,000 65,000 5,376,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 20,991,778 3,327,674 24,319,452
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,340,000 1,340,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,196,000 1,196,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,903,000 1,903,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 2,763,000 2,763,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,202,000 1,202,000
South West Healthcare 25,296,982 4,472,524 29,769,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 89,367,000 13,427,776 102,794,776
Stawell Regional Health 3,138,000 96,000 3,234,000
Swan Hill District Health 7,472,000 206,000 7,678,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 767,000 767,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,209,000 1,209,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 91,062,000 6,133,000 97,195,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 19,771,000 410,000 20,181,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 46,868,531 997,000 47,865,531
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 871,000 871,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 855,000 855,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 11,574,303 11,574,303
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 14,583,000 537,000 15,120,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,205,000 3,205,000
Western District Health Service 8,354,920 996,000 9,350,920
Western Health 136,349,000 4,414,000 140,763,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 11,670,000 450,000 12,120,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,190,000 1,190,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,854,000 1,854,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 527,000 527,000
Total 2,003,869,622 294,031,751 2,297,901,373

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 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 2016-17
Albury Wodonga Health 1,490 2,979 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 25,195 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 24,477 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 2,132 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 8,118 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 15,405 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 1,182 7,093
Benalla Health 334 669 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 8,181 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 850 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 772 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 1,883 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 807 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 1,526 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 1,234 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 549 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 26,064 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 1,524 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 551 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 5,049 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 494 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 5,801 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 511 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 19,630 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 9,994 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 45,601 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 3,289 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 15,557 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 15,488 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 3,407 20,440
Portland District Health 357 714 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 3,464 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 3,611 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,030 14,059 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 533 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 1,332 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 13,022 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 3,043 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 7,546 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 2,253 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 1,231 7,383
Western Health 11,285 22,569 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 1,931 11,584
Total 162,112 324,225 1,945,347

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.