Victorian report, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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
404,707,819 404,607,588 100,231 0 404,707,819
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 721,133,802 678,519,628 35,477,396 7,136,777 0 721,133,802

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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
1,643,472,239 1,643,472,239 1,643,472,239
Commonwealth
Block funding
212,864,378 212,864,378 212,864,378
Commonwealth
Other funding
42,219,281 42,219,281 42,219,281
Total C'wealth
funding
1,898,555,897 1,643,472,239 212,864,378 42,219,281 1,898,555,897
VIC
funding
2,456,117,703 2,455,447,193 670,510 0 2,456,117,703
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 4,354,673,600 4,098,919,432 212,864,378 42,889,791 0 4,354,673,600

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, December 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 December 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 57,802,919 57,802,919
Total 93,280,315 92,227,935 1,052,380 93,280,315

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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 212,864,378 212,864,378
State/territory Block funding 354,200,411 354,200,411
Total 567,064,789 557,787,060 9,277,729 567,064,789

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 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 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) 678,519,628 678,519,628 4,098,919,432 4,098,919,432
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 93,280,315 93,280,315 567,064,789 567,064,789
Other
Public health funding 7,036,547 7,036,547 42,219,281 42,219,281
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 100,231 100,231 655,441 655,441
Total Other (Pool) 7,136,777 7,136,777 42,889,791 42,889,791
Grand Total 778,936,720 778,936,720 4,708,874,011 4,708,874,011

*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, December 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 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 8,492,696 1,625,000 10,117,696
Alexandra District Hospital 0 524,141 524,141
Alfred Health 52,861,916 4,182,000 57,043,916
Alpine Health 0 1,039,524 1,039,524
Austin Health 44,687,000 3,628,000 48,315,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,029,000 95,000 4,124,000
Ballarat Health Services 16,880,054 2,299,000 19,179,054
Barwon Health 31,706,884 3,116,000 34,822,884
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,413,000 65,000 2,478,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 361,260 361,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 333,247 333,247
Benalla Health 1,437,000 25,000 1,462,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,056,000 3,089,000 19,145,000
Boort District Health 0 198,312 198,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,003,000 65,000 2,068,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 322,222 322,222
Castlemaine Health 1,600,000 18,000 1,618,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,389,000 90,000 4,479,000
Cobram District Health 0 569,783 569,783
Cohuna District Hospital 0 509,376 509,376
Colac Area Health 1,847,000 26,000 1,873,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,908,049 0 3,908,049
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 1,000 1,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,271,904 35,000 3,306,904
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 89,110 89,110
East Grampians Health Service 1,308,000 21,000 1,329,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,880,806 1,880,806
Eastern Health 52,034,214 6,655,000 58,689,214
Echuca Regional Health 3,176,552 62,000 3,238,552
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 315,654 315,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,464,000 15,000 1,479,000
Goulburn Valley Health 10,747,000 1,632,000 12,379,000
Heathcote Health 0 185,935 185,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 740,114 740,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 158,162 158,162
Heywood Rural Health 0 204,306 204,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 160,794 160,794
Kerang District Health 0 666,160 666,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,401,082 1,401,082
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 439,562 439,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,055,000 19,000 1,074,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 843,446 843,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,767,000 2,736,000 14,503,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 203,679 203,679
Maldon Hospital 0 96,807 96,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 319,218 319,218
Mansfield District Hospital 0 677,195 677,195
Maryborough District Health Service 1,310,000 19,000 1,329,000
Melbourne Health 51,610,000 11,067,000 62,677,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 20,483,000 1,981,000 22,464,000
Monash Health 88,506,743 8,767,000 97,273,743
Moyne Health Services 0 315,938 315,938
Nathalia District Hospital 0 166,092 166,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,743,937 140,000 6,883,937
Northern Health 27,503,000 847,000 28,350,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 579,226 579,226
Omeo District Health 0 144,387 144,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 574,824 574,824
Otway Health & Community Services 0 224,141 224,141
Peninsula Health 30,065,000 2,874,000 32,939,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,006,102 276,000 8,282,102
Portland District Health 1,832,000 20,000 1,852,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,770,000 861,000 7,631,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 479,111 479,111
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 420,001 420,001
Rural Northwest Health 0 722,322 722,322
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,248,222 1,248,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 587,060 587,060
South West Healthcare 8,263,000 1,177,000 9,440,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 30,597,000 4,191,000 34,788,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,093,000 33,000 1,126,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,546,000 46,000 2,592,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 287,251 287,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 519,903 519,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 31,164,000 2,066,000 33,230,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,317,000 153,000 6,470,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,771,000 -167,000 15,604,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 362,616 362,616
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 328,668 328,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,907,000 3,907,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,782,000 134,000 4,916,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,136,903 1,136,903
Western District Health Service 2,887,000 313,000 3,200,000
Western Health 44,833,472 1,411,000 46,244,472
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,926,000 99,000 4,025,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 444,849 444,849
Yarrawonga Health 0 811,386 811,386
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 211,340 211,340
Total 672,143,523 91,518,135 763,661,658

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 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 46,263,794 10,494,850 56,758,644
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,816,341 2,816,341
Alfred Health 322,725,498 26,264,115 348,989,613
Alpine Health 0 5,681,524 5,681,524
Austin Health 269,899,708 22,986,563 292,886,271
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 24,538,000 795,240 25,333,240
Ballarat Health Services 102,469,706 14,807,334 117,277,040
Barwon Health 189,990,660 20,646,148 210,636,808
Bass Coast Regional Health 14,698,000 612,451 15,310,451
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,106,260 2,106,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,906,247 1,906,247
Benalla Health 8,763,000 162,450 8,925,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 98,217,224 20,688,913 118,906,137
Boort District Health 0 1,117,312 1,117,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,209,000 404,500 12,613,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,778,222 1,778,222
Castlemaine Health 9,739,000 138,190 9,877,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 26,732,807 751,350 27,484,157
Cobram District Health 0 3,133,633 3,133,633
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,501,376 2,501,376
Colac Area Health 11,232,000 207,407 11,439,407
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 21,390,041 0 21,390,041
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 1,000 1,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 19,705,808 251,222 19,957,030
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 537,110 537,110
East Grampians Health Service 7,986,000 131,950 8,117,950
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,017,130 6,017,130
Eastern Health 312,823,950 41,408,617 354,232,567
Echuca Regional Health 19,103,104 665,177 19,768,281
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,757,654 1,757,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 8,911,000 121,224 9,032,224
Goulburn Valley Health 65,788,619 11,210,850 76,999,469
Heathcote Health 0 1,066,935 1,066,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,139,114 4,139,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 939,762 939,762
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,192,306 1,192,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 910,794 910,794
Kerang District Health 0 3,141,160 3,141,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,927,666 5,927,666
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,591,562 2,591,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,418,000 114,000 6,532,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,422,446 4,422,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 72,148,457 17,398,337 89,546,794
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,181,679 1,181,679
Maldon Hospital 0 544,807 544,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,946,018 1,946,018
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,254,195 3,254,195
Maryborough District Health Service 7,971,000 145,175 8,116,175
Melbourne Health 293,496,975 65,469,018 358,965,993
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 125,087,828 12,220,400 137,308,228
Monash Health 537,856,451 55,273,734 593,130,185
Moyne Health Services 0 1,816,538 1,816,538
Nathalia District Hospital 0 941,092 941,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 40,554,028 1,298,505 41,852,533
Northern Health 167,778,308 5,466,164 173,244,472
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,937,397 3,937,397
Omeo District Health 0 858,387 858,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,102,524 3,102,524
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,320,141 1,320,141
Peninsula Health 183,487,899 18,349,616 201,837,515
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 46,224,138 1,863,005 48,087,143
Portland District Health 11,171,000 174,534 11,345,534
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 41,504,450 5,758,735 47,263,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,760,911 2,760,911
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,443,201 2,443,201
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,161,122 4,161,122
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,119,222 6,119,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,771,060 2,771,060
South West Healthcare 50,589,195 8,225,717 58,814,912
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 186,766,657 26,013,100 212,779,757
Stawell Regional Health 6,648,000 213,500 6,861,500
Swan Hill District Health 15,499,000 380,335 15,879,335
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,678,251 1,678,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,702,903 2,702,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 190,063,938 12,731,500 202,795,438
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 38,673,009 933,500 39,606,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 101,726,195 -1,411,000 100,315,195
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,925,616 1,925,616
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,877,668 1,877,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 23,866,000 23,866,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 29,148,105 1,139,750 30,287,855
West Wimmera Health Service 0 6,373,253 6,373,253
Western District Health Service 17,663,000 2,166,440 19,829,440
Western Health 272,657,455 9,046,511 281,703,966
Wimmera Health Care Group 23,903,627 627,745 24,531,372
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,570,249 2,570,249
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,005,386 4,005,386
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,157,340 1,157,340
Total 4,060,223,634 553,347,386 4,613,571,020

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 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 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 9,367 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 66,243 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 57,114 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 5,998 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 22,933 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 43,931 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 3,332 6,663
Benalla Health 265 1,591 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 23,737 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 2,690 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 1,902 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 5,831 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 2,062 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 1,856 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 3,579 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 1,621 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 71,671 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 3,495 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 1,703 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 14,756 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 1,354 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 16,801 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 1,554 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 58,856 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 27,872 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 120,762 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 9,345 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 41,658 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 42,870 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 10,324 20,648
Portland District Health 355 2,127 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 9,782 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 10,672 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 40,933 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 1,348 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 3,446 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 33,788 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 9,429 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 21,826 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 6,637 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 3,778 7,556
Western Health 10,668 64,010 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 5,016 10,033
Total 148,267 889,600 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.