Victorian report, February 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 February 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, February 2014

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 February 2014 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 and Portland District Health show a negative amount for the block payment in February 2014.

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, February 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 February 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
250,709,224 250,709,224 250,709,224
Commonwealth
Block funding
29,645,327 29,645,327 29,645,327
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,622,032 6,622,032 6,622,032
Total C'wealth
funding
286,976,582 250,709,224 29,645,327 6,622,032 286,976,582
VIC
funding
223,058,431 222,909,472 148,959 0 223,058,431
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 510,035,014 473,618,696 29,645,327 6,770,991 0 510,035,014

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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
2,039,953,126 2,039,953,126 2,039,953,126
Commonwealth
Block funding
241,216,002 241,216,002 241,216,002
Commonwealth
Other funding
53,884,027 53,884,027 53,884,027
Total C'wealth
funding
2,335,053,155 2,039,953,126 241,216,002 53,884,027 2,335,053,155
VIC
funding
2,870,367,945 2,869,411,342 956,603 0 2,870,367,945
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 5,205,421,100 4,909,364,468 241,216,002 54,840,630 0 5,205,421,100

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, February 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 February 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 29,645,327 29,645,327
State/territory Block funding 43,511,278 43,511,278
Total 73,156,605 71,403,187 1,753,418 73,156,605

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 local hospital networks and other provider organisations as at February 2014. 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 241,216,002 241,216,002
State/territory Block funding 504,521,312 504,521,312
Total 745,737,315 733,869,124 11,868,191 745,737,314

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, February 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 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 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) 473,618,696 473,618,696 4,909,364,468 4,909,364,468
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 73,156,605 73,156,605 745,737,315 745,737,314
Other
Public health funding 6,622,032 6,622,032 53,884,027 53,884,027
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 148,959 148,959 956,603 956,603
Total Other (Pool) 6,770,991 6,770,991 54,840,630 54,840,630
Grand Total 553,546,292 553,546,292 5,709,942,413 5,709,942,412

*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, February 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 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 5,836,125 1,401,190 7,237,315
Alexandra District Hospital 0 340,000 340,000
Alfred Health 36,846,673 3,782,918 40,629,591
Alpine Health 0 688,000 688,000
Austin Health 32,139,131 2,627,752 34,766,883
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,831,000 107,297 2,938,297
Ballarat Health Services 11,926,949 1,737,147 13,664,096
Barwon Health 22,300,044 2,700,894 25,000,938
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,635,000 85,783 1,720,783
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 257,000 257,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 229,000 229,000
Benalla Health 1,038,000 14,934 1,052,934
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,319,000 2,561,679 13,880,679
Boort District Health 0 136,000 136,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,654,000 59,000 1,713,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 212,000 212,000
Castlemaine Health 1,146,000 22,000 1,168,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,119,000 89,553 3,208,553
Cobram District Health 0 348,000 348,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 294,000 294,000
Colac Area Health 1,340,000 43,506 1,383,506
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,559,000 0 2,559,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,383,659 39,967 2,423,626
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 65,000 65,000
East Grampians Health Service 958,000 68,584 1,026,584
East Wimmera Health Service 0 613,000 613,000
Eastern Health 36,778,911 5,212,746 41,991,657
Echuca Regional Health 2,094,330 145,927 2,240,257
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 223,067 223,067
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,057,000 10,952 1,067,952
Goulburn Valley Health 7,686,000 1,322,770 9,008,770
Heathcote Health 0 118,000 118,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 501,000 501,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 112,000 112,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 144,000 144,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 108,000 108,000
Kerang District Health 0 368,000 368,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 691,102 691,102
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 315,000 315,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 768,000 11,144 779,144
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,029,000 1,029,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 8,465,000 2,149,346 10,614,346
Lorne Community Hospital 0 143,000 143,000
Maldon Hospital 0 64,000 64,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 237,000 237,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 382,000 382,000
Maryborough District Health Service 951,000 30,241 981,241
Melbourne Health 33,090,000 8,034,130 41,124,130
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 14,003,000 1,585,584 15,588,584
Monash Health 61,610,336 7,695,686 69,306,022
Moyne Health Services 0 221,000 221,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 116,000 116,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,811,940 155,611 4,967,551
Northern Health 19,477,000 615,000 20,092,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 396,000 396,000
Omeo District Health 0 103,000 103,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 373,000 373,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 161,000 161,000
Peninsula Health 21,339,000 2,398,254 23,737,254
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,210,000 469,000 5,679,000
Portland District Health 1,313,000 -23,205 1,289,795
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,825,000 705,000 5,530,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 337,000 337,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 293,000 293,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 507,000 507,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 706,000 706,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 319,000 319,000
South West Healthcare 5,775,000 950,698 6,725,698
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,305,000 3,459,516 25,764,516
Stawell Regional Health 771,000 41,465 812,465
Swan Hill District Health 1,779,000 90,330 1,869,330
Tallangatta Health Service 0 204,000 204,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 321,000 321,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 21,694,000 1,765,229 23,459,229
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,589,000 173,000 4,762,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,090,000 -87,067 10,002,933
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 231,000 231,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 227,000 227,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,952,000 2,952,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,334,000 101,722 3,435,722
West Wimmera Health Service 0 774,000 774,000
Western District Health Service 2,000,000 243,263 2,243,263
Western Health 31,491,998 1,357,730 32,849,728
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,744,000 92,832 2,836,832
Yarram & District Health Service 0 304,000 304,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 471,000 471,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 140,000 140,000
Total 469,084,096 70,822,277 539,906,373

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 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 54,795,850 11,969,915 66,765,765
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,559,896 3,559,896
Alfred Health 395,276,022 37,075,552 432,351,574
Alpine Health 0 7,143,525 7,143,525
Austin Health 329,105,381 30,797,677 359,903,058
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 28,999,000 823,533 29,822,533
Ballarat Health Services 121,841,304 18,571,286 140,412,590
Barwon Health 224,769,382 27,529,588 252,298,970
Bass Coast Regional Health 18,522,000 750,398 19,272,398
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,646,380 2,646,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,366,686 2,366,686
Benalla Health 10,577,000 159,084 10,736,084
Bendigo Health Care Group 115,715,267 26,610,429 142,325,696
Boort District Health 0 1,422,246 1,422,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 15,012,000 731,550 15,743,550
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,227,014 2,227,014
Castlemaine Health 11,684,000 236,460 11,920,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 31,919,755 1,190,514 33,110,269
Cobram District Health 0 3,651,954 3,651,954
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,162,956 3,162,956
Colac Area Health 13,659,000 520,206 14,179,206
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 27,080,913 0 27,080,913
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 24,081,633 451,442 24,533,075
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 684,934 684,934
East Grampians Health Service 9,777,000 279,090 10,056,090
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,389,090 6,389,090
Eastern Health 373,337,666 54,068,760 427,406,426
Echuca Regional Health 20,976,330 1,123,104 22,099,434
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,238,503 2,238,503
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,794,000 296,617 11,090,617
Goulburn Valley Health 78,597,267 14,447,170 93,044,437
Heathcote Health 0 1,242,423 1,242,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,178,106 5,178,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,191,280 1,191,280
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,500,254 1,500,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,146,187 1,146,187
Kerang District Health 0 3,982,826 3,982,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,700,449 6,700,449
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,248,844 3,248,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,834,000 116,144 7,950,144
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,047,035 6,047,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 86,551,267 22,985,736 109,537,003
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,479,453 1,479,453
Maldon Hospital 0 691,148 691,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,454,937 2,454,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,052,636 4,052,636
Maryborough District Health Service 9,697,000 487,246 10,184,246
Melbourne Health 369,127,836 82,671,080 451,798,916
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 150,083,267 16,404,073 166,487,340
Monash Health 626,784,162 73,868,132 700,652,294
Moyne Health Services 0 2,278,286 2,278,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,193,737 1,193,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 49,248,694 1,773,271 51,021,965
Northern Health 198,912,750 7,676,825 206,589,575
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,215,743 5,215,743
Omeo District Health 0 1,081,831 1,081,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,901,832 3,901,832
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,666,556 1,666,556
Peninsula Health 217,854,267 24,504,348 242,358,615
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 53,951,000 6,561,352 60,512,352
Portland District Health 13,387,000 495,958 13,882,958
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 50,996,634 5,920,880 56,917,514
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,486,824 3,486,824
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,060,008 3,060,008
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,249,336 5,249,336
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,456,965 7,456,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,427,804 3,427,804
South West Healthcare 59,190,211 10,395,675 69,585,886
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 227,864,563 35,745,603 263,610,166
Stawell Regional Health 7,873,000 302,640 8,175,640
Swan Hill District Health 18,276,000 702,145 18,978,145
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,111,963 2,111,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,366,641 3,366,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 223,664,546 18,758,429 242,422,975
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 46,918,000 1,806,100 48,724,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 123,996,793 -723,017 123,273,776
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,416,698 2,416,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,351,670 2,351,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 30,396,884 30,396,884
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 34,128,000 1,530,302 35,658,302
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,015,409 8,015,409
Western District Health Service 20,481,000 2,705,627 23,186,627
Western Health 320,831,998 14,149,805 334,981,803
Wimmera Health Care Group 28,088,000 796,667 28,884,667
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,171,525 3,171,525
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,973,735 4,973,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,474,308 1,474,308
Total 4,862,260,758 727,988,913 5,590,249,671

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, February 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 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 2013-14
Albury Wodonga Health 1,372 10,976 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 83,880 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 72,976 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 7,352 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 28,664 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 54,688 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 4,192 6,293
Benalla Health 254 2,032 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 29,960 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 2,424 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 7,184 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 2,664 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 6,048 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 4,496 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 2,104 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 89,520 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 4,344 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 2,192 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 18,552 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 1,760 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 20,720 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 2,032 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 77,392 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 33,192 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 149,216 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 11,656 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 50,960 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 53,096 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 13,888 20,834
Portland District Health 344 2,752 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 9,664 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 12,792 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 52,024 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 1,808 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 4,312 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 43,096 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 12,368 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 25,856 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 8,168 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 4,888 7,331
Western Health 9,846 78,768 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 6,328 9,487
Total 139,191 1,110,984 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.