Victorian report, February 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 February 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, February 2015

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 February 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 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, February 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 February 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
273,808,510 273,808,510 273,808,510
Commonwealth
Block funding
40,906,557 40,906,557 40,906,557
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,037,746 7,037,746 7,037,746
Total C'wealth
funding
321,752,813 273,808,510 40,906,557 7,037,746 321,752,813
VIC
funding
255,691,504 255,547,491 144,013 0 255,691,504
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 577,444,318 529,356,001 40,906,557 7,181,759 0 577,444,317

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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
2,191,089,259 2,191,089,259 2,191,089,259
Commonwealth
Block funding
294,677,493 294,677,493 294,677,493
Commonwealth
Other funding
56,294,772 56,294,772 56,294,772
Total C'wealth
funding
2,542,061,524 2,191,089,259 294,677,493 56,294,772 2,542,061,524
VIC
funding
2,971,019,576 2,970,157,588 861,987 0 2,971,019,576
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 5,513,081,099 5,161,246,848 294,677,493 57,156,759 0 5,513,081,099

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, February 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 February 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 40,906,557 40,906,557
State/territory Block funding 33,346,586 33,346,586
Total 74,253,143 73,895,263 357,880 74,253,143

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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 294,677,493 294,677,493
State/territory Block funding 425,845,421 425,845,421
Total 720,522,913 708,380,693 12,142,221 720,522,914

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 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) 529,356,001 529,356,001 5,161,246,848 5,161,246,848
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 74,253,143 74,253,143 720,522,913 720,522,914
Other
Public health funding 7,037,746 7,037,746 56,294,772 56,294,772
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 144,013 144,013 846,917 846,917
Total Other (Pool) 7,181,759 7,181,759 57,156,759 57,156,759
Grand Total 610,790,903 610,790,903 5,938,926,520 5,938,926,520

*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, February 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 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 5,781,000 1,500,650 7,281,650
Alexandra District Hospital 0 360,000 360,000
Alfred Health 42,084,000 3,620,400 45,704,400
Alpine Health 0 728,000 728,000
Austin Health 35,445,000 3,433,150 38,878,150
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,227,000 122,275 3,349,275
Ballarat Health Services 13,435,000 1,976,300 15,411,300
Barwon Health 24,685,000 2,692,900 27,377,900
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,931,000 111,800 2,042,800
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 275,000 275,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 249,000 249,000
Benalla Health 1,153,000 21,000 1,174,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,860,000 2,781,600 15,641,600
Boort District Health 0 146,000 146,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,603,000 67,400 1,670,400
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 229,000 229,000
Castlemaine Health 1,254,000 15,000 1,269,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,511,000 114,800 3,625,800
Cobram District Health 0 405,000 405,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 315,000 315,000
Colac Area Health 1,478,000 19,000 1,497,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,634,000 0 2,634,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,579,000 30,000 2,609,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 71,000 71,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,052,000 24,000 1,076,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 651,000 651,000
Eastern Health 40,770,000 5,542,400 46,312,400
Echuca Regional Health 2,497,000 93,800 2,590,800
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,173,000 13,000 1,186,000
Goulburn Valley Health 8,602,000 1,424,000 10,026,000
Heathcote Health 0 138,000 138,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 536,000 536,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 155,000 155,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 117,000 117,000
Kerang District Health 0 392,000 392,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 687,000 687,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 340,000 340,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 844,000 15,000 859,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 565,000 565,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,418,000 2,299,400 11,717,400
Lorne Community Hospital 0 153,000 153,000
Maldon Hospital 0 70,000 70,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 252,000 252,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 405,000 405,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,048,000 14,000 1,062,000
Melbourne Health 36,579,381 7,953,768 44,533,149
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 15,767,000 1,612,900 17,379,900
Monash Health 70,412,174 7,508,900 77,921,074
Moyne Health Services 0 237,000 237,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 121,000 121,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,286,000 199,600 5,485,600
Northern Health 22,126,000 682,700 22,808,700
Numurkah District Health Service 0 440,000 440,000
Omeo District Health 0 112,000 112,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 354,000 354,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 172,000 172,000
Peninsula Health 24,142,000 2,410,900 26,552,900
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,052,000 222,000 6,274,000
Portland District Health 1,466,000 32,800 1,498,800
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,420,000 749,000 6,169,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 356,000 356,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 317,000 317,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 540,000 540,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 768,000 768,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 345,000 345,000
South West Healthcare 6,615,000 978,150 7,593,150
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 24,494,000 3,462,900 27,956,900
Stawell Regional Health 874,000 27,000 901,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,037,000 88,800 2,125,800
Tallangatta Health Service 0 221,000 221,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 344,000 344,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,973,646 2,173,400 27,147,046
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,057,000 122,000 5,179,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 8,836,000 -106,100 8,729,900
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 244,000 244,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 244,000 244,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,126,000 3,126,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,829,000 110,000 3,939,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 823,000 823,000
Western District Health Service 2,316,000 294,800 2,610,800
Western Health 35,877,000 1,385,000 37,262,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,141,000 134,650 3,275,650
Yarram & District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 501,000 501,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 149,000 149,000
Total 524,364,201 73,306,043 597,670,244

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 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 57,823,794 13,488,500 71,312,294
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,533,341 3,533,341
Alfred Health 406,812,498 33,730,015 440,542,513
Alpine Health 0 7,140,524 7,140,524
Austin Health 340,744,776 29,405,713 370,150,489
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 30,989,000 1,309,558 32,298,558
Ballarat Health Services 129,266,706 18,679,134 147,945,840
Barwon Health 239,359,660 26,120,548 265,480,208
Bass Coast Regional Health 18,564,000 776,251 19,340,251
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,657,260 2,657,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,400,247 2,400,247
Benalla Health 11,070,000 202,450 11,272,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 123,948,224 26,031,013 149,979,237
Boort District Health 0 1,406,312 1,406,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 15,420,000 527,400 15,947,400
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,235,222 2,235,222
Castlemaine Health 12,246,000 167,190 12,413,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 33,758,807 1,035,650 34,794,457
Cobram District Health 0 3,939,633 3,939,633
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,125,376 3,125,376
Colac Area Health 14,187,000 244,407 14,431,407
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 26,688,041 0 26,688,041
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 1,000 1,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 24,859,808 425,222 25,285,030
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 677,110 677,110
East Grampians Health Service 10,088,000 514,400 10,602,400
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,317,130 7,317,130
Eastern Health 394,321,950 52,536,017 446,857,967
Echuca Regional Health 24,101,104 1,151,688 25,252,792
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,209,654 2,209,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 11,255,000 145,224 11,400,224
Goulburn Valley Health 83,026,619 14,000,350 97,026,969
Heathcote Health 0 1,341,935 1,341,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,209,114 5,209,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,181,762 1,181,762
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,502,306 1,502,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,144,794 1,144,794
Kerang District Health 0 3,920,160 3,920,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,300,666 7,300,666
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,267,562 3,267,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 8,106,000 144,000 8,250,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,553,446 5,553,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 90,991,457 22,084,237 113,075,694
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,487,679 1,487,679
Maldon Hospital 0 683,807 683,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,452,018 2,452,018
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,063,195 4,063,195
Maryborough District Health Service 10,068,000 301,675 10,369,675
Melbourne Health 366,520,356 81,667,786 448,188,142
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 157,253,828 15,535,800 172,789,628
Monash Health 678,661,625 70,559,134 749,220,759
Moyne Health Services 0 2,288,538 2,288,538
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,181,092 1,181,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 51,130,028 1,722,605 52,852,633
Northern Health 211,956,308 7,189,989 219,146,297
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,451,171 5,451,171
Omeo District Health 0 1,081,387 1,081,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,798,524 3,798,524
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,664,141 1,664,141
Peninsula Health 231,702,899 23,243,016 254,945,915
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 58,282,138 2,319,341 60,601,479
Portland District Health 14,108,000 223,334 14,331,334
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 52,346,450 7,197,735 59,544,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,475,911 3,475,911
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,076,201 3,076,201
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,242,122 5,242,122
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,649,222 7,649,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,458,060 3,458,060
South West Healthcare 63,819,195 10,475,498 74,294,693
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 235,754,657 33,223,250 268,977,907
Stawell Regional Health 8,396,000 265,500 8,661,500
Swan Hill District Health 19,583,000 503,135 20,086,135
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,115,251 2,115,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,388,903 3,388,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 240,021,231 16,802,900 256,824,131
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 48,784,009 1,179,000 49,963,009
The Royal Women's Hospital 122,826,195 -1,587,100 121,239,095
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,413,616 2,413,616
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,362,668 2,362,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 30,118,000 30,118,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 36,838,105 1,407,250 38,245,355
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,016,253 8,016,253
Western District Health Service 22,296,000 2,711,240 25,007,240
Western Health 344,339,455 11,972,136 356,311,591
Wimmera Health Care Group 30,184,627 842,395 31,027,022
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,233,249 3,233,249
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,038,786 5,038,786
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,453,340 1,453,340
Total 5,112,500,550 702,732,274 5,815,232,824

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 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 2014-15
Albury Wodonga Health 1,561 12,489 18,734
Alfred Health 11,041 88,324 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 76,152 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 7,997 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 30,577 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 58,574 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 4,442 6,663
Benalla Health 265 2,122 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 31,649 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 3,587 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 2,536 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 7,775 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 2,749 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 2,475 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 4,773 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 2,161 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 95,561 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 4,660 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 2,270 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 19,675 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 1,805 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 22,402 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 2,072 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 78,475 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 37,163 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 161,016 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 12,460 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 55,544 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 57,160 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 13,765 20,648
Portland District Health 355 2,837 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 13,043 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 14,230 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 54,577 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 1,797 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 4,594 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 45,050 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 12,571 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 29,102 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 8,849 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 5,037 7,556
Western Health 10,668 85,347 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 6,688 10,033
Total 148,267 1,186,133 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.