Victorian report, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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 shows a negative amount for the block payment in January 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, January 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 January 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
255,623,870 255,623,870 255,623,870
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,226,463 30,226,463 30,226,463
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,602,046 255,623,870 30,226,463 6,751,713 292,602,046
VIC
funding
216,707,338 216,662,289 45,048 0 216,707,338
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 509,309,384 472,286,159 30,226,463 6,796,762 0 509,309,384

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 2014.

NHR funding by source Paid Into state
pool account
Paid Out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
1,789,243,902 1,789,243,902 1,789,243,902
Commonwealth
Block funding
211,570,676 211,570,676 211,570,676
Commonwealth
Other funding
47,261,994 47,261,994 47,261,994
Total C'wealth
funding
2,048,076,573 1,789,243,902 211,570,676 47,261,994 2,048,076,573
VIC
funding
2,647,309,514 2,646,501,870 807,644 0 2,647,309,514
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 4,695,386,087 4,435,745,772 211,570,676 48,069,639 0 4,695,386,087

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, January 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 January 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 30,226,463 30,226,463
State/territory Block funding 46,773,694 46,773,694
Total 77,000,157 73,829,158 3,170,999 77,000,157

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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 211,570,676 211,570,676
State/territory Block funding 461,010,034 461,010,034
Total 672,580,710 662,465,937 10,114,773 672,580,709

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, January 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 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) 472,286,159 472,286,159 4,435,745,772 4,435,745,772
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 77,000,157 77,000,157 672,580,710 672,580,709
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 47,261,994 47,261,994
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 45,048 45,048 807,644 807,644
Total Other (Pool) 6,796,762 6,796,762 48,069,639 48,069,639
Grand Total 556,083,077 556,083,077 5,156,396,120 5,156,396,120

*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, January 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 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 5,260,000 1,095,000 6,355,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 339,000 339,000
Alfred Health 36,691,875 3,597,324 40,289,199
Alpine Health 0 688,000 688,000
Austin Health 32,251,000 3,451,824 35,702,824
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,833,000 106,872 2,939,872
Ballarat Health Services 11,832,000 1,832,631 13,664,631
Barwon Health 21,956,000 2,623,924 24,579,924
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,633,000 47,000 1,680,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 255,000 255,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 227,000 227,000
Benalla Health 1,037,000 11,000 1,048,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,351,000 3,042,900 14,393,900
Boort District Health 0 136,000 136,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,452,000 59,000 1,511,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 214,000 214,000
Castlemaine Health 1,144,000 16,000 1,160,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,118,000 172,576 3,290,576
Cobram District Health 0 372,200 372,200
Cohuna District Hospital 0 291,000 291,000
Colac Area Health 1,338,000 38,000 1,376,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,552,000 0 2,552,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,316,000 48,200 2,364,200
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 64,000 64,000
East Grampians Health Service 959,000 14,000 973,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 673,000 673,000
Eastern Health 36,312,000 5,163,000 41,475,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,041,000 100,792 2,141,792
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 214,000 214,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,057,000 15,000 1,072,000
Goulburn Valley Health 7,685,000 1,283,500 8,968,500
Heathcote Health 0 119,000 119,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 500,000 500,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 144,000 144,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 109,000 109,000
Kerang District Health 0 370,000 370,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 614,000 614,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 316,000 316,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 768,000 10,000 778,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 531,000 531,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 8,467,000 2,451,132 10,918,132
Lorne Community Hospital 0 143,000 143,000
Maldon Hospital 0 67,000 67,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 238,000 238,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 383,000 383,000
Maryborough District Health Service 949,000 73,200 1,022,200
Melbourne Health 33,591,778 8,060,796 41,652,574
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 14,007,000 1,669,000 15,676,000
Monash Health 61,746,277 7,219,743 68,966,020
Moyne Health Services 0 219,000 219,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 112,000 112,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,345,000 184,861 4,529,861
Northern Health 19,567,750 729,500 20,297,250
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,000,171 1,000,171
Omeo District Health 0 105,000 105,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 369,000 369,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 160,000 160,000
Peninsula Health 21,340,000 2,348,000 23,688,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,344,575 1,305,972 6,650,547
Portland District Health 1,312,000 117,000 1,429,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,831,000 901,660 5,732,660
Robinvale District Health Services 0 335,000 335,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 294,000 294,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 504,000 504,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 704,000 704,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 318,000 318,000
South West Healthcare 5,805,000 961,000 6,766,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,369,000 3,545,831 25,914,831
Stawell Regional Health 773,000 24,000 797,000
Swan Hill District Health 1,781,000 39,000 1,820,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 204,000 204,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 321,000 321,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 21,712,804 1,986,000 23,698,804
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,590,000 172,000 4,762,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,098,000 -44,500 10,053,500
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 229,000 229,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 227,000 227,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,914,000 2,914,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,335,000 285,000 3,620,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 772,000 772,000
Western District Health Service 1,997,000 243,000 2,240,000
Western Health 31,474,000 1,321,500 32,795,500
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,742,000 63,000 2,805,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 305,000 305,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 468,000 468,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 139,000 139,000
Total 467,765,059 73,211,609 540,976,668

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 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 48,959,725 10,568,725 59,528,450
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,219,896 3,219,896
Alfred Health 358,429,349 33,292,634 391,721,983
Alpine Health 0 6,455,525 6,455,525
Austin Health 296,966,250 28,169,925 325,136,175
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 26,168,000 716,236 26,884,236
Ballarat Health Services 109,914,355 16,834,139 126,748,494
Barwon Health 202,469,338 24,828,694 227,298,032
Bass Coast Regional Health 16,887,000 664,615 17,551,615
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,389,380 2,389,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,137,686 2,137,686
Benalla Health 9,539,000 144,150 9,683,150
Bendigo Health Care Group 104,396,267 24,048,750 128,445,017
Boort District Health 0 1,286,246 1,286,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 13,358,000 672,550 14,030,550
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,015,014 2,015,014
Castlemaine Health 10,538,000 214,460 10,752,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 28,800,755 1,100,961 29,901,716
Cobram District Health 0 3,303,954 3,303,954
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,868,956 2,868,956
Colac Area Health 12,319,000 476,700 12,795,700
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 24,521,913 0 24,521,913
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 21,697,974 411,475 22,109,449
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 619,934 619,934
East Grampians Health Service 8,819,000 210,506 9,029,506
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,776,090 5,776,090
Eastern Health 336,558,755 48,856,014 385,414,769
Echuca Regional Health 18,882,000 977,177 19,859,177
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,015,436 2,015,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 9,737,000 285,665 10,022,665
Goulburn Valley Health 70,911,267 13,124,400 84,035,667
Heathcote Health 0 1,124,423 1,124,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,677,106 4,677,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,079,280 1,079,280
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,356,254 1,356,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,038,187 1,038,187
Kerang District Health 0 3,614,826 3,614,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,009,347 6,009,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,933,844 2,933,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,066,000 105,000 7,171,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,018,035 5,018,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 78,086,267 20,836,390 98,922,657
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,336,453 1,336,453
Maldon Hospital 0 627,148 627,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,217,937 2,217,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,670,636 3,670,636
Maryborough District Health Service 8,746,000 457,005 9,203,005
Melbourne Health 336,037,836 74,636,950 410,674,786
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 136,080,267 14,818,489 150,898,756
Monash Health 565,173,826 66,172,446 631,346,272
Moyne Health Services 0 2,057,286 2,057,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,077,737 1,077,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 44,436,754 1,617,660 46,054,414
Northern Health 179,435,750 7,061,825 186,497,575
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,819,743 4,819,743
Omeo District Health 0 978,831 978,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,528,832 3,528,832
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,505,556 1,505,556
Peninsula Health 196,515,267 22,106,094 218,621,361
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 48,741,000 6,092,352 54,833,352
Portland District Health 12,074,000 519,163 12,593,163
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 46,171,634 5,215,880 51,387,514
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,149,824 3,149,824
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,767,008 2,767,008
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,742,336 4,742,336
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,750,965 6,750,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,108,804 3,108,804
South West Healthcare 53,415,211 9,444,977 62,860,188
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 205,559,563 32,286,087 237,845,650
Stawell Regional Health 7,102,000 261,175 7,363,175
Swan Hill District Health 16,497,000 611,815 17,108,815
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,907,963 1,907,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,045,641 3,045,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 201,970,546 16,993,200 218,963,746
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 42,329,000 1,633,100 43,962,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 113,906,793 -635,950 113,270,843
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,185,698 2,185,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,124,670 2,124,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 27,444,884 27,444,884
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 30,794,000 1,428,580 32,222,580
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,241,409 7,241,409
Western District Health Service 18,481,000 2,462,364 20,943,364
Western Health 289,340,000 12,792,075 302,132,075
Wimmera Health Care Group 25,344,000 703,835 26,047,835
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,867,525 2,867,525
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,502,735 4,502,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,334,308 1,334,308
Total 4,393,176,662 657,166,636 5,050,343,298

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, January 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 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 9,604 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 73,395 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 63,854 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 6,433 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 25,081 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 47,852 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 3,668 6,293
Benalla Health 254 1,778 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 26,215 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 2,121 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 6,286 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 2,331 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 5,292 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 3,934 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 1,841 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 78,330 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 3,801 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 1,918 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 16,233 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 1,540 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 18,130 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 1,778 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 67,718 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 29,043 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 130,564 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 10,199 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 44,590 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 46,459 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 12,152 20,834
Portland District Health 344 2,408 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 8,138 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 11,193 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 45,521 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 1,582 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 3,773 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 37,709 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 10,822 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 22,624 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 7,147 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 4,277 7,331
Western Health 9,846 68,922 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 5,537 9,487
Total 139,191 971,793 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.