Victorian report, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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 LHNs 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 December 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, December 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 December 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
255,610,373 255,610,373 255,610,373
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,224,867 30,224,867 30,224,867
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,586,953 255,610,373 30,224,867 6,751,713 292,586,953
VIC
funding
391,745,306 391,634,519 110,787 0 391,745,306
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 684,332,260 647,244,892 30,224,867 6,862,501 0 684,332,260

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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
1,533,620,033 1,533,620,033 1,533,620,033
Commonwealth
Block funding
181,344,213 181,344,213 181,344,213
Commonwealth
Other funding
40,510,281 40,510,281 40,510,281
Total C'wealth
funding
1,755,474,526 1,533,620,033 181,344,213 40,510,281 1,755,474,526
VIC
funding
2,430,602,176 2,429,839,581 762,596 0 2,430,602,177
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 4,186,076,703 3,963,459,613 181,344,213 41,272,877 0 4,186,076,703

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, December 2013

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 December 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 30,224,867 30,224,867
State/territory Block funding 75,386,736 75,386,736
Total 105,611,604 102,413,571 3,198,033 105,611,604

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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 181,344,213 181,344,213
State/territory Block funding 414,236,340 414,236,340
Total 595,580,553 588,636,779 6,943,774 595,580,553

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, December 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 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) 647,244,892 647,244,892 3,963,459,613 3,963,459,613
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 105,611,604 105,611,604 595,580,553 595,580,553
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 40,510,281 40,510,281
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 110,787 110,787 762,596 762,596
Total Other (Pool) 6,862,501 6,862,501 41,272,877 41,272,877
Grand Total 759,718,996 759,718,996 4,600,313,043 4,600,313,043

*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, December 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 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 7,349,143 1,538,800 8,887,943
Alexandra District Hospital 0 483,000 483,000
Alfred Health 48,066,533 5,570,960 53,637,493
Alpine Health 0 953,000 953,000
Austin Health 43,761,000 4,264,428 48,025,428
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,859,000 94,800 3,953,800
Ballarat Health Services 16,431,408 2,474,908 18,906,316
Barwon Health 29,926,503 4,082,820 34,009,323
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,226,000 113,800 2,339,800
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 363,000 363,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 328,000 328,000
Benalla Health 1,414,000 31,000 1,445,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,468,000 3,368,600 18,836,600
Boort District Health 0 202,000 202,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,977,000 99,500 2,076,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 309,000 309,000
Castlemaine Health 1,561,000 39,000 1,600,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,250,000 163,800 4,413,800
Cobram District Health 0 491,000 491,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 418,000 418,000
Colac Area Health 1,826,000 64,000 1,890,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,768,458 0 3,768,458
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,301,240 145,000 3,446,240
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 107,000 107,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,308,000 57,366 1,365,366
East Wimmera Health Service 0 859,000 859,000
Eastern Health 50,399,184 7,252,364 57,651,548
Echuca Regional Health 2,779,000 119,800 2,898,800
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 309,000 309,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,445,000 37,000 1,482,000
Goulburn Valley Health 10,473,000 1,838,000 12,311,000
Heathcote Health 0 176,000 176,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 695,000 695,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 170,000 170,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 213,000 213,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 164,000 164,000
Kerang District Health 0 517,000 517,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 853,000 853,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 448,000 448,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,046,000 28,000 1,074,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 741,000 741,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,539,000 3,178,508 14,717,508
Lorne Community Hospital 0 210,000 210,000
Maldon Hospital 0 105,000 105,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 340,000 340,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 535,000 535,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,296,000 152,500 1,448,500
Melbourne Health 45,502,228 11,467,804 56,970,032
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,091,000 2,195,039 21,286,039
Monash Health 83,605,000 10,660,364 94,265,364
Moyne Health Services 0 317,000 317,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 173,000 173,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,530,000 267,600 6,797,600
Northern Health 26,549,000 1,386,325 27,935,325
Numurkah District Health Service 0 660,000 660,000
Omeo District Health 0 159,000 159,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 518,000 518,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 237,000 237,000
Peninsula Health 29,086,000 3,424,800 32,510,800
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,709,425 1,074,180 8,783,605
Portland District Health 1,790,000 97,800 1,887,800
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,577,000 965,500 7,542,500
Robinvale District Health Services 0 473,000 473,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 420,000 420,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 706,000 706,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 978,000 978,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 476,766 476,766
South West Healthcare 7,859,000 1,321,512 9,180,512
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 30,397,000 5,116,506 35,513,506
Stawell Regional Health 1,050,000 49,000 1,099,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,428,000 127,800 2,555,800
Tallangatta Health Service 0 294,000 294,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 453,000 453,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 29,416,724 2,649,800 32,066,524
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,255,000 279,100 6,534,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 17,892,000 -38,300 17,853,700
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 333,000 333,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 326,000 326,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,975,782 3,975,782
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,547,000 186,900 4,733,900
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,069,000 1,069,000
Western District Health Service 2,720,000 396,359 3,116,359
Western Health 42,849,000 2,227,725 45,076,725
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,740,000 135,600 3,875,600
Yarram & District Health Service 0 431,000 431,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 657,000 657,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 209,000 209,000
Total 641,063,846 101,575,916 742,639,762

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 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 43,699,725 9,473,725 53,173,450
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,880,896 2,880,896
Alfred Health 321,737,474 29,695,310 351,432,784
Alpine Health 0 5,767,525 5,767,525
Austin Health 264,715,250 24,718,101 289,433,351
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 23,335,000 609,364 23,944,364
Ballarat Health Services 98,082,355 15,001,508 113,083,863
Barwon Health 180,513,338 22,204,770 202,718,108
Bass Coast Regional Health 15,254,000 617,615 15,871,615
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,134,380 2,134,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,910,686 1,910,686
Benalla Health 8,502,000 133,150 8,635,150
Bendigo Health Care Group 93,045,267 21,005,850 114,051,117
Boort District Health 0 1,150,246 1,150,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 11,906,000 613,550 12,519,550
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,801,014 1,801,014
Castlemaine Health 9,394,000 198,460 9,592,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 25,682,755 928,385 26,611,140
Cobram District Health 0 2,931,754 2,931,754
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,577,956 2,577,956
Colac Area Health 10,981,000 438,700 11,419,700
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 21,969,913 0 21,969,913
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 19,381,974 363,275 19,745,249
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 555,934 555,934
East Grampians Health Service 7,860,000 196,506 8,056,506
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,103,090 5,103,090
Eastern Health 300,246,755 43,693,014 343,939,769
Echuca Regional Health 16,841,000 876,385 17,717,385
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,801,436 1,801,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 8,680,000 270,665 8,950,665
Goulburn Valley Health 63,226,267 11,840,900 75,067,167
Heathcote Health 0 1,005,423 1,005,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,177,106 4,177,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 959,280 959,280
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,212,254 1,212,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 929,187 929,187
Kerang District Health 0 3,244,826 3,244,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,395,347 5,395,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,617,844 2,617,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,298,000 95,000 6,393,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,487,035 4,487,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 69,619,267 18,385,258 88,004,525
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,193,453 1,193,453
Maldon Hospital 0 560,148 560,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,979,937 1,979,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,287,636 3,287,636
Maryborough District Health Service 7,797,000 383,805 8,180,805
Melbourne Health 302,446,058 66,576,154 369,022,212
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 122,073,267 13,149,489 135,222,756
Monash Health 503,427,549 58,952,703 562,380,252
Moyne Health Services 0 1,838,286 1,838,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 965,737 965,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 40,091,754 1,432,799 41,524,553
Northern Health 159,868,000 6,332,325 166,200,325
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,819,572 3,819,572
Omeo District Health 0 873,831 873,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,159,832 3,159,832
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,345,556 1,345,556
Peninsula Health 175,175,267 19,758,094 194,933,361
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 43,396,425 4,786,380 48,182,805
Portland District Health 10,762,000 402,163 11,164,163
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 41,340,634 4,314,220 45,654,854
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,814,824 2,814,824
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,473,008 2,473,008
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,238,336 4,238,336
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,046,965 6,046,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,790,804 2,790,804
South West Healthcare 47,610,211 8,483,977 56,094,188
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 183,190,563 28,740,256 211,930,819
Stawell Regional Health 6,329,000 237,175 6,566,175
Swan Hill District Health 14,716,000 572,815 15,288,815
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,703,963 1,703,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,724,641 2,724,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 180,257,742 15,007,200 195,264,942
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 37,739,000 1,461,100 39,200,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 103,808,793 -591,450 103,217,343
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,956,698 1,956,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,897,670 1,897,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 24,530,884 24,530,884
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 27,459,000 1,143,580 28,602,580
West Wimmera Health Service 0 6,469,409 6,469,409
Western District Health Service 16,484,000 2,219,364 18,703,364
Western Health 257,866,000 11,470,575 269,336,575
Wimmera Health Care Group 22,602,000 640,835 23,242,835
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,562,525 2,562,525
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,034,735 4,034,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,195,308 1,195,308
Total 3,925,411,603 583,955,027 4,509,366,630

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, December 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 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 8,232 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 62,910 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 54,732 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 5,514 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 21,498 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 41,016 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 3,144 6,293
Benalla Health 254 1,524 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 22,470 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 1,818 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 5,388 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 1,998 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 4,536 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 3,372 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 1,578 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 67,140 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 3,258 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 1,644 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 13,914 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 1,320 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 15,540 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 1,524 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 58,044 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 24,894 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 111,912 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 8,742 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 38,220 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 39,822 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 10,416 20,834
Portland District Health 344 2,064 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 6,612 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 9,594 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 39,018 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 1,356 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 3,234 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 32,322 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 9,276 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 19,392 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 6,126 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 3,666 7,331
Western Health 9,846 59,076 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 4,746 9,487
Total 139,191 832,602 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.