Victorian report, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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
259,210,368 259,162,905 47,463 0 259,210,368
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 580,963,182 532,971,415 40,906,557 7,085,209 0 580,963,181

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 2015.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
1,917,280,749 1,917,280,749 1,917,280,749
Commonwealth
Block funding
253,770,935 253,770,935 253,770,935
Commonwealth
Other funding
49,257,026 49,257,026 49,257,026
Total C'wealth
funding
2,220,308,710 1,917,280,749 253,770,935 49,257,026 2,220,308,710
VIC
funding
2,715,328,071 2,714,610,098 717,974 0 2,715,328,071
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 4,935,636,782 4,631,890,847 253,770,935 49,975,000 0 4,935,636,782

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, January 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 January 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 38,298,425 38,298,425
Total 79,204,982 76,698,370 2,506,612 79,204,982

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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 253,770,935 253,770,935
State/territory Block funding 392,498,836 392,498,836
Total 646,269,771 634,485,430 11,784,341 646,269,771

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 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) 532,971,415 532,971,415 4,631,890,847 4,631,890,847
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 79,204,982 79,204,982 646,269,771 646,269,771
Other
Public health funding 7,037,746 7,037,746 49,257,026 49,257,026
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 47,463 47,463 702,904 702,904
Total Other (Pool) 7,085,209 7,085,209 49,975,000 49,975,000
Grand Total 619,261,606 619,261,606 5,328,135,617 5,328,135,617

*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, January 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 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 5,779,000 1,493,000 7,272,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 357,000 357,000
Alfred Health 42,003,000 3,845,500 45,848,500
Alpine Health 0 731,000 731,000
Austin Health 35,400,068 2,986,000 38,386,068
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,224,000 392,043 3,616,043
Ballarat Health Services 13,362,000 1,895,500 15,257,500
Barwon Health 24,684,000 2,781,500 27,465,500
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,935,000 52,000 1,987,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 276,000 276,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 245,000 245,000
Benalla Health 1,154,000 19,000 1,173,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,871,000 2,560,500 15,431,500
Boort District Health 0 143,000 143,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,608,000 55,500 1,663,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 228,000 228,000
Castlemaine Health 1,253,000 14,000 1,267,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,515,000 169,500 3,684,500
Cobram District Health 0 401,000 401,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 309,000 309,000
Colac Area Health 1,477,000 18,000 1,495,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,664,000 0 2,664,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,575,000 144,000 2,719,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 69,000 69,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,050,000 358,450 1,408,450
East Wimmera Health Service 0 649,000 649,000
Eastern Health 40,728,000 5,585,000 46,313,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,501,000 392,711 2,893,711
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,171,000 11,000 1,182,000
Goulburn Valley Health 8,636,000 1,365,500 10,001,500
Heathcote Health 0 137,000 137,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 534,000 534,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 155,000 155,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 117,000 117,000
Kerang District Health 0 387,000 387,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 686,000 686,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 336,000 336,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 844,000 15,000 859,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 566,000 566,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,425,000 2,386,500 11,811,500
Lorne Community Hospital 0 153,000 153,000
Maldon Hospital 0 69,000 69,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 254,000 254,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 404,000 404,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,049,000 142,500 1,191,500
Melbourne Health 36,444,000 8,245,000 44,689,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 16,399,000 1,702,500 18,101,500
Monash Health 70,393,000 7,776,500 78,169,500
Moyne Health Services 0 235,000 235,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 119,000 119,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,290,000 224,500 5,514,500
Northern Health 22,052,000 1,041,125 23,093,125
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,073,774 1,073,774
Omeo District Health 0 111,000 111,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 342,000 342,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 172,000 172,000
Peninsula Health 24,073,000 2,482,500 26,555,500
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,006,000 234,336 6,240,336
Portland District Health 1,471,000 16,000 1,487,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,422,000 690,000 6,112,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 359,000 359,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 316,000 316,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 541,000 541,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 762,000 762,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 342,000 342,000
South West Healthcare 6,615,000 1,271,631 7,886,631
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 24,494,000 3,747,250 28,241,250
Stawell Regional Health 874,000 25,000 899,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,047,000 34,000 2,081,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 216,000 216,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 342,000 342,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,983,647 1,898,000 26,881,647
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,054,000 123,500 5,177,500
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,264,000 -70,000 12,194,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 244,000 244,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 241,000 241,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,126,000 3,126,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,861,000 157,500 4,018,500
West Wimmera Health Service 0 820,000 820,000
Western District Health Service 2,317,000 250,000 2,567,000
Western Health 35,805,000 1,540,625 37,345,625
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,140,000 80,000 3,220,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 333,000 333,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 532,400 532,400
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 147,000 147,000
Total 527,912,715 76,078,845 603,991,560

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 2015.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 52,042,794 11,987,850 64,030,644
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,173,341 3,173,341
Alfred Health 364,728,498 30,109,615 394,838,113
Alpine Health 0 6,412,524 6,412,524
Austin Health 305,299,776 25,972,563 331,272,339
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 27,762,000 1,187,283 28,949,283
Ballarat Health Services 115,831,706 16,702,834 132,534,540
Barwon Health 214,674,660 23,427,648 238,102,308
Bass Coast Regional Health 16,633,000 664,451 17,297,451
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,382,260 2,382,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,151,247 2,151,247
Benalla Health 9,917,000 181,450 10,098,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 111,088,224 23,249,413 134,337,637
Boort District Health 0 1,260,312 1,260,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 13,817,000 460,000 14,277,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,006,222 2,006,222
Castlemaine Health 10,992,000 152,190 11,144,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 30,247,807 920,850 31,168,657
Cobram District Health 0 3,534,633 3,534,633
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,810,376 2,810,376
Colac Area Health 12,709,000 225,407 12,934,407
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 24,054,041 0 24,054,041
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 1,000 1,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 22,280,808 395,222 22,676,030
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 606,110 606,110
East Grampians Health Service 9,036,000 490,400 9,526,400
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,666,130 6,666,130
Eastern Health 353,551,950 46,993,617 400,545,567
Echuca Regional Health 21,604,104 1,057,888 22,661,992
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,983,654 1,983,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,082,000 132,224 10,214,224
Goulburn Valley Health 74,424,619 12,576,350 87,000,969
Heathcote Health 0 1,203,935 1,203,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,673,114 4,673,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,059,762 1,059,762
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,347,306 1,347,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,027,794 1,027,794
Kerang District Health 0 3,528,160 3,528,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,613,666 6,613,666
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,927,562 2,927,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,262,000 129,000 7,391,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,988,446 4,988,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 81,573,457 19,784,837 101,358,294
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,334,679 1,334,679
Maldon Hospital 0 613,807 613,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,200,018 2,200,018
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,658,195 3,658,195
Maryborough District Health Service 9,020,000 287,675 9,307,675
Melbourne Health 329,940,975 73,714,018 403,654,993
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 141,486,828 13,922,900 155,409,728
Monash Health 608,249,451 63,050,234 671,299,685
Moyne Health Services 0 2,051,538 2,051,538
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,060,092 1,060,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 45,844,028 1,523,005 47,367,033
Northern Health 189,830,308 6,507,289 196,337,597
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,011,171 5,011,171
Omeo District Health 0 969,387 969,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,444,524 3,444,524
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,492,141 1,492,141
Peninsula Health 207,560,899 20,832,116 228,393,015
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 52,230,138 2,097,341 54,327,479
Portland District Health 12,642,000 190,534 12,832,534
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 46,926,450 6,448,735 53,375,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,119,911 3,119,911
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,759,201 2,759,201
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,702,122 4,702,122
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,881,222 6,881,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,113,060 3,113,060
South West Healthcare 57,204,195 9,497,348 66,701,543
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 211,260,657 29,760,350 241,021,007
Stawell Regional Health 7,522,000 238,500 7,760,500
Swan Hill District Health 17,546,000 414,335 17,960,335
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,894,251 1,894,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,044,903 3,044,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 215,047,585 14,629,500 229,677,085
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 43,727,009 1,057,000 44,784,009
The Royal Women's Hospital 113,990,195 -1,481,000 112,509,195
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,169,616 2,169,616
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,118,668 2,118,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 26,992,000 26,992,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 33,009,105 1,297,250 34,306,355
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,193,253 7,193,253
Western District Health Service 19,980,000 2,416,440 22,396,440
Western Health 308,462,455 10,587,136 319,049,591
Wimmera Health Care Group 27,043,627 707,745 27,751,372
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,903,249 2,903,249
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,537,786 4,537,786
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,304,340 1,304,340
Total 4,588,136,349 629,426,231 5,217,562,580

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 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 10,928 18,734
Alfred Health 11,041 77,283 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 66,633 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 6,998 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 26,755 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 51,253 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 3,887 6,663
Benalla Health 265 1,856 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 27,693 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 3,139 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 2,219 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 6,803 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 2,405 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 2,166 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 4,176 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 1,891 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 83,616 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 4,078 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 1,986 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 17,216 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 1,580 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 19,602 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 1,813 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 68,666 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 32,518 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 140,889 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 10,902 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 48,601 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 50,015 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 12,045 20,648
Portland District Health 355 2,482 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 11,412 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 12,451 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 47,755 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 1,573 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 4,020 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 39,419 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 11,000 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 25,464 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 7,743 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 4,408 7,556
Western Health 10,668 74,678 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 5,852 10,033
Total 148,267 1,037,867 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.