Victorian report, February 2016

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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 2016 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 2016

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 February 2016 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, February 2016

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 2016.

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
41,687,584 41,687,584 41,687,584
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,352,567 7,352,567 7,352,567
Total C'wealth
funding
346,446,728 297,406,577 41,687,584 7,352,567 346,446,728
VIC
funding
269,296,707 268,637,823 658,884 0 269,296,707
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 615,743,435 566,044,400 41,687,584 8,011,451 0 615,743,435

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 2016

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 2016.

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
2,407,791,978 2,407,791,978 2,407,791,978
Commonwealth
Block funding
321,680,072 321,680,072 321,680,072
Commonwealth
Other funding
59,165,115 59,165,115 59,165,115
Total C'wealth
funding
2,788,637,165 2,407,791,978 321,680,072 59,165,115 2,788,637,165
VIC
funding
3,034,182,777 3,031,716,713 2,466,064 0 3,034,182,777
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 5,822,819,942 5,439,508,691 321,680,072 61,631,179 0 5,822,819,942

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 2016

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 2016.

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 41,687,584 41,687,584
State/territory Block funding 36,971,035 36,971,035
Total 78,658,619 77,975,319 683,300 78,658,619

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 2016

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 2016.

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 321,680,072 321,680,072
State/territory Block funding 430,450,456 430,450,456
Total 752,130,529 739,954,260 12,176,269 752,130,529

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 2016. 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) 566,599,154 566,044,400 5,441,250,707 5,439,508,691
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 78,658,619 78,658,619 752,130,529 752,130,529
Other
Public health funding 7,352,567 7,352,567 59,165,115 59,165,115
Overdeposit 0 554,754 0 1,742,016
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 104,130 104,130 724,048 724,048
Total Other (Pool) 7,456,697 8,011,451 59,889,163 61,631,179
Grand Total 652,714,469 652,714,469 6,253,270,398 6,253,270,398

*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, February 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 2016.

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 6,855,271 1,462,000 8,317,271
Alexandra District Hospital 0 389,000 389,000
Alfred Health 44,438,560 3,616,000 48,054,560
Alpine Health 0 736,000 736,000
Austin Health 37,267,965 3,203,000 40,470,965
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,367,000 107,000 3,474,000
Ballarat Health Services 14,749,859 1,934,000 16,683,859
Barwon Health 26,415,909 2,880,500 29,296,409
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,977,000 68,000 2,045,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 277,000 277,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 252,000 252,000
Benalla Health 1,168,000 19,000 1,187,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,587,072 2,708,000 16,295,072
Boort District Health 0 151,000 151,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,601,000 65,000 1,666,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 237,000 237,000
Castlemaine Health 1,172,000 15,000 1,187,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,526,000 125,000 3,651,000
Cobram District Health 0 425,000 425,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 311,000 311,000
Colac Area Health 1,513,000 20,000 1,533,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,748,000 0 2,748,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,678,000 41,000 2,719,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 75,000 75,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,079,000 143,500 1,222,500
East Wimmera Health Service 0 668,000 668,000
Eastern Health 43,918,670 5,654,000 49,572,670
Echuca Regional Health 2,641,000 129,000 2,770,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,189,000 16,000 1,205,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,302,818 1,461,000 10,763,818
Heathcote Health 0 145,000 145,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 552,000 552,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 157,000 157,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Kerang District Health 0 392,000 392,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 731,000 731,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 343,000 343,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 838,000 5,000 843,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 570,000 570,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,119,465 2,450,366 12,569,831
Lorne Community Hospital 0 162,000 162,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 262,000 262,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 437,000 437,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,067,000 151,500 1,218,500
Melbourne Health 39,385,325 8,794,000 48,179,325
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,821,378 1,782,000 19,603,378
Monash Health 75,775,225 7,954,322 83,729,547
Moyne Health Services 0 249,000 249,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 122,000 122,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,542,000 238,500 5,780,500
Northern Health 23,829,000 722,000 24,551,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 441,000 441,000
Omeo District Health 0 110,000 110,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 383,000 383,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 175,000 175,000
Peninsula Health 25,147,702 2,554,000 27,701,702
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,783,000 240,000 7,023,000
Portland District Health 1,547,000 104,000 1,651,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,911,139 772,000 6,683,139
Robinvale District Health Services 0 378,000 378,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 328,000 328,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 543,000 543,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 794,000 794,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 349,000 349,000
South West Healthcare 6,914,421 1,063,000 7,977,421
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,328,395 3,793,866 30,122,261
Stawell Regional Health 882,000 28,000 910,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,047,000 43,000 2,090,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 219,000 219,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 349,000 349,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,384,235 2,329,000 28,713,235
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,327,000 125,000 5,452,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,662,000 318,799 10,980,799
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 251,000 251,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 247,000 247,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,245,303 3,245,303
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,921,000 132,000 4,053,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 834,000 834,000
Western District Health Service 2,318,000 263,000 2,581,000
Western Health 37,611,000 1,847,976 39,458,976
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,247,000 88,000 3,335,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 332,000 332,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 555,400 555,400
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 152,000 152,000
Total 560,603,409 77,334,032 637,937,441

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, February 2016

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 2016.

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 65,603,559 14,450,764 80,054,323
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,819,043 3,819,043
Alfred Health 425,007,117 33,994,345 459,001,462
Alpine Health 0 7,396,579 7,396,579
Austin Health 355,420,902 31,151,134 386,572,036
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 32,394,000 1,182,726 33,576,726
Ballarat Health Services 135,394,312 19,108,476 154,502,788
Barwon Health 253,963,469 27,295,999 281,259,468
Bass Coast Regional Health 19,036,607 719,000 19,755,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,693,041 2,693,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,445,902 2,445,902
Benalla Health 11,244,000 182,000 11,426,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 129,412,607 26,477,691 155,890,298
Boort District Health 0 1,441,733 1,441,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 15,387,000 593,000 15,980,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,333,119 2,333,119
Castlemaine Health 13,086,000 176,000 13,262,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 33,927,000 1,248,000 35,175,000
Cobram District Health 0 4,022,746 4,022,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,215,736 3,215,736
Colac Area Health 14,539,000 187,000 14,726,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 27,250,779 0 27,250,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 26,882,288 347,000 27,229,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 719,555 719,555
East Grampians Health Service 10,395,000 624,633 11,019,633
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,480,451 6,480,451
Eastern Health 416,902,818 54,436,028 471,338,846
Echuca Regional Health 25,406,217 1,147,394 26,553,611
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,195,714 2,195,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 11,452,000 166,000 11,618,000
Goulburn Valley Health 88,411,902 14,421,431 102,833,333
Heathcote Health 0 1,409,156 1,409,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,303,180 5,303,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,198,298 1,198,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,520,113 1,520,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,171,921 1,171,921
Kerang District Health 0 3,978,552 3,978,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,267,264 7,267,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,309,704 3,309,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 8,450,617 94,083 8,544,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,675,146 5,675,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 95,458,627 22,789,465 118,248,092
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,546,066 1,546,066
Maldon Hospital 0 690,439 690,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,550,074 2,550,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,375,261 4,375,261
Maryborough District Health Service 10,262,000 347,500 10,609,500
Melbourne Health 373,464,852 84,894,579 458,359,431
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 170,695,216 17,319,720 188,014,936
Monash Health 724,342,934 73,512,146 797,855,080
Moyne Health Services 0 2,308,800 2,308,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,194,390 1,194,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 53,718,339 1,674,500 55,392,839
Northern Health 231,653,655 6,755,000 238,408,655
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,973,046 4,973,046
Omeo District Health 0 1,070,571 1,070,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,766,959 3,766,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,687,738 1,687,738
Peninsula Health 239,996,702 24,216,808 264,213,510
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 65,550,700 2,260,000 67,810,700
Portland District Health 14,873,000 249,000 15,122,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 56,723,221 7,695,331 64,418,552
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,675,015 3,675,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,188,009 3,188,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,301,200 5,301,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,907,106 7,907,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,482,201 3,482,201
South West Healthcare 67,792,743 10,693,644 78,486,387
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 246,626,395 36,149,520 282,775,915
Stawell Regional Health 8,473,000 270,000 8,743,000
Swan Hill District Health 19,709,000 482,000 20,191,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,134,476 2,134,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,478,775 3,478,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 254,452,171 21,064,024 275,516,195
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 51,511,250 1,171,000 52,682,250
The Royal Women's Hospital 128,293,570 1,387,799 129,681,369
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,459,159 2,459,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,632,170 2,632,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 31,615,459 31,615,459
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 37,725,000 1,437,000 39,162,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,147,919 8,147,919
Western District Health Service 22,431,040 2,676,000 25,107,040
Western Health 363,286,821 11,805,976 375,092,797
Wimmera Health Care Group 31,233,000 1,104,000 32,337,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,218,960 3,218,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,335,242 5,335,242
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,484,799 1,484,799
Total 5,387,840,430 733,778,503 6,121,618,933

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 2016, 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 11,815 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 91,153 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 79,330 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 8,024 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 33,374 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 63,521 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 4,547 6,821
Benalla Health 294 2,355 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 34,285 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 2,045 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 2,729 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 7,623 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 3,042 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 12,377 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 5,121 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 2,285 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 99,997 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 5,007 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 2,083 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 20,365 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,722 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 22,038 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 2,081 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 79,683 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 39,254 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 171,618 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 12,859 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 58,920 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 57,935 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 14,083 21,125
Portland District Health 354 2,833 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 13,296 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 15,014 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 57,488 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 1,909 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 4,653 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 53,881 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 13,337 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 29,847 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 9,757 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 4,246 6,369
Western Health 11,389 91,114 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 6,878 10,317
Total 156,940 1,255,522 1,883,281

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.