Victorian report, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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
297,406,577 297,406,577 297,406,577
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
344,534,058 297,406,577 39,717,484 7,409,997 344,534,058
VIC
funding
403,790,322 403,758,240 32,082 0 403,790,321
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 748,324,379 701,164,817 39,717,484 7,442,078 0 748,324,379

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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
1,812,978,824 1,812,978,824 1,812,978,824
Commonwealth
Block funding
238,304,904 238,304,904 238,304,904
Commonwealth
Other funding
44,459,981 44,459,981 44,459,981
Total C'wealth
funding
2,095,743,709 1,812,978,824 238,304,904 44,459,981 2,095,743,709
VIC
funding
2,497,006,059 2,495,770,597 1,235,463 0 2,497,006,059
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 4,592,749,768 4,308,749,421 238,304,904 45,695,443 0 4,592,749,768

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 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 December 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 59,071,357 59,071,357
Total 98,788,841 98,060,641 728,200 98,788,841

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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 238,304,904 238,304,904
State/territory Block funding 355,964,273 355,964,273
Total 594,269,177 585,849,588 8,419,589 594,269,177

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 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) 701,164,817 701,164,817 4,309,403,928 4,308,749,421
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 98,788,841 98,788,841 594,269,177 594,269,177
Other
Public health funding 7,409,997 7,409,997 44,459,981 44,459,981
Overdeposit 0 0 0 654,508
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 32,082 32,082 580,955 580,955
Total Other (Pool) 7,442,078 7,442,078 45,040,935 45,695,443
Grand Total 807,395,736 807,395,736 4,948,714,041 4,948,714,041

*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, December 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 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 8,402,000 1,928,764 10,330,764
Alexandra District Hospital 0 486,000 486,000
Alfred Health 55,108,000 4,538,345 59,646,345
Alpine Health 0 919,000 919,000
Austin Health 45,946,000 4,311,134 50,257,134
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,208,000 153,000 4,361,000
Ballarat Health Services 17,443,000 2,583,023 20,026,023
Barwon Health 32,788,000 3,681,499 36,469,499
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,470,000 76,000 2,546,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 346,000 346,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 313,000 313,000
Benalla Health 1,464,000 16,000 1,480,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,738,000 3,560,691 20,298,691
Boort District Health 0 182,453 182,453
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,998,000 79,000 2,077,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 299,000 299,000
Castlemaine Health 1,506,000 17,000 1,523,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,408,000 332,000 4,740,000
Cobram District Health 0 509,000 509,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 394,000 394,000
Colac Area Health 1,891,000 19,000 1,910,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,588,000 0 3,588,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,349,000 37,000 3,386,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 91,445 91,445
East Grampians Health Service 1,349,000 26,000 1,375,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 834,000 834,000
Eastern Health 53,772,000 7,207,028 60,979,028
Echuca Regional Health 3,304,000 91,000 3,395,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 280,000 280,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,488,000 34,000 1,522,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,455,000 1,932,431 13,387,431
Heathcote Health 0 177,226 177,226
Hepburn Health Service 0 672,000 672,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 155,000 155,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 197,000 197,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 152,000 152,000
Kerang District Health 0 491,000 491,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 920,000 920,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 435,000 435,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,047,000 -21,917 1,025,083
Kyneton District Health Service 0 716,000 716,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,347,000 2,974,099 15,321,099
Lorne Community Hospital 0 200,000 200,000
Maldon Hospital 0 89,000 89,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 329,000 329,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 551,000 551,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,333,000 27,000 1,360,000
Melbourne Health 47,833,000 11,442,339 59,275,339
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 21,955,000 2,285,720 24,240,720
Monash Health 93,677,317 10,017,824 103,695,141
Moyne Health Services 0 295,000 295,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 156,000 156,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,932,000 180,000 7,112,000
Northern Health 29,798,000 745,000 30,543,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 554,000 554,000
Omeo District Health 0 143,000 143,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 475,639 475,639
Otway Health & Community Services 0 221,000 221,000
Peninsula Health 31,157,000 3,391,808 34,548,808
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,482,000 276,000 8,758,000
Portland District Health 1,931,000 25,000 1,956,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,267,000 1,001,331 8,268,331
Robinvale District Health Services 0 476,000 476,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 412,000 412,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 680,000 680,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 992,000 992,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 436,000 436,000
South West Healthcare 8,505,000 1,366,331 9,871,331
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,947,000 5,079,054 37,026,054
Stawell Regional Health 1,099,000 36,000 1,135,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,562,000 49,000 2,611,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 276,000 276,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 435,000 435,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,919,000 3,019,864 35,938,864
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,664,000 149,000 6,813,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,470,000 329,000 15,799,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 316,000 316,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 312,000 312,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,977,000 3,977,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,902,000 193,000 5,095,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,042,000 1,042,000
Western District Health Service 2,896,000 344,000 3,240,000
Western Health 47,033,000 1,360,000 48,393,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,058,000 125,000 4,183,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 413,000 413,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 658,000 658,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 191,000 191,000
Total 694,489,317 97,216,131 791,705,448

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 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 52,032,288 11,538,764 63,571,052
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,041,043 3,041,043
Alfred Health 336,498,557 26,881,345 363,379,902
Alpine Health 0 5,925,579 5,925,579
Austin Health 281,417,937 24,822,134 306,240,071
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 25,661,000 985,726 26,646,726
Ballarat Health Services 106,552,103 15,179,023 121,731,126
Barwon Health 201,056,210 21,651,499 222,707,709
Bass Coast Regional Health 15,086,607 584,000 15,670,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,141,041 2,141,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,940,902 1,940,902
Benalla Health 8,909,000 144,000 9,053,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 102,153,110 21,063,691 123,216,801
Boort District Health 0 1,144,733 1,144,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,188,000 466,000 12,654,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,855,119 1,855,119
Castlemaine Health 10,741,000 145,000 10,886,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 26,876,000 997,000 27,873,000
Cobram District Health 0 3,187,746 3,187,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,593,736 2,593,736
Colac Area Health 11,519,000 151,000 11,670,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 21,732,779 0 21,732,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 21,526,288 280,000 21,806,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 570,555 570,555
East Grampians Health Service 8,234,000 459,133 8,693,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,146,451 5,146,451
Eastern Health 329,729,538 43,218,028 372,947,566
Echuca Regional Health 20,122,217 943,394 21,065,611
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,744,714 1,744,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 9,071,000 136,000 9,207,000
Goulburn Valley Health 69,948,084 11,485,431 81,433,515
Heathcote Health 0 1,119,156 1,119,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,214,180 4,214,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 950,298 950,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,207,113 1,207,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 932,921 932,921
Kerang District Health 0 3,191,552 3,191,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,804,264 5,804,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,623,704 2,623,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,773,617 83,083 6,856,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,532,146 4,532,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 75,468,162 18,027,099 93,495,261
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,227,066 1,227,066
Maldon Hospital 0 548,439 548,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,023,074 2,023,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,501,261 3,501,261
Maryborough District Health Service 8,130,000 171,000 8,301,000
Melbourne Health 295,670,907 67,377,579 363,048,486
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 135,322,838 13,796,720 149,119,558
Monash Health 571,838,074 57,981,824 629,819,898
Moyne Health Services 0 1,822,800 1,822,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 950,390 950,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 42,394,939 1,303,000 43,697,939
Northern Health 183,545,155 5,349,000 188,894,155
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,094,046 4,094,046
Omeo District Health 0 850,571 850,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,003,959 3,003,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,337,738 1,337,738
Peninsula Health 189,937,000 19,146,808 209,083,808
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 51,714,000 1,769,000 53,483,000
Portland District Health 11,780,000 128,000 11,908,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 45,003,082 6,151,331 51,154,413
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,920,015 2,920,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,532,009 2,532,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,213,200 4,213,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,322,106 6,322,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,791,201 2,791,201
South West Healthcare 54,080,322 8,576,644 62,656,966
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 194,756,000 28,641,654 223,397,654
Stawell Regional Health 6,711,000 212,000 6,923,000
Swan Hill District Health 15,615,000 398,000 16,013,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,695,476 1,695,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,780,775 2,780,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 201,801,936 16,447,024 218,248,960
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 40,627,000 924,000 41,551,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 105,740,570 806,000 106,546,570
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,957,159 1,957,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,141,170 2,141,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 24,381,156 24,381,156
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 29,886,000 1,174,000 31,060,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 6,478,919 6,478,919
Western District Health Service 17,799,040 2,153,000 19,952,040
Western Health 287,459,791 8,835,000 296,294,791
Wimmera Health Care Group 24,740,000 926,000 25,666,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,556,960 2,556,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,257,842 4,257,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,180,799 1,180,799
Total 4,267,849,151 580,944,018 4,848,793,169

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 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 8,861 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 68,364 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 59,497 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 6,018 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 25,031 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 47,641 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 3,410 6,821
Benalla Health 294 1,766 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 25,714 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 1,534 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 2,047 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 5,717 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 2,281 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 9,283 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 3,841 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 1,714 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 74,998 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 3,756 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 1,562 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 15,274 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,291 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 16,529 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 1,561 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 59,762 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 29,440 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 128,714 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 9,644 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 44,190 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 43,451 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 10,562 21,125
Portland District Health 354 2,124 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 9,972 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 11,260 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 43,116 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 1,432 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 3,490 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 40,410 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 10,003 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 22,385 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 7,318 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 3,185 6,369
Western Health 11,389 68,336 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 5,159 10,317
Total 156,940 941,641 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.