Victorian report, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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
267,880,011 267,308,293 571,718 0 267,880,011
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 614,326,739 564,714,870 41,687,584 7,924,285 0 614,326,739

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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
2,110,385,401 2,110,385,401 2,110,385,401
Commonwealth
Block funding
279,992,488 279,992,488 279,992,488
Commonwealth
Other funding
51,812,548 51,812,548 51,812,548
Total C'wealth
funding
2,442,190,437 2,110,385,401 279,992,488 51,812,548 2,442,190,437
VIC
funding
2,764,886,070 2,763,078,890 1,807,180 0 2,764,886,070
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 5,207,076,507 4,873,464,291 279,992,488 53,619,728 0 5,207,076,507

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 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 January 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 37,515,149 37,515,149
Total 79,202,733 76,129,353 3,073,380 79,202,733

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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 279,992,488 279,992,488
State/territory Block funding 393,479,422 393,479,422
Total 673,471,910 661,978,941 11,492,969 673,471,910

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 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) 565,247,624 564,714,870 4,874,651,553 4,873,464,291
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 79,202,733 79,202,733 673,471,910 673,471,910
Other
Public health funding 7,352,567 7,352,567 51,812,548 51,812,548
Overdeposit 0 532,754 0 1,187,262
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 38,964 38,964 619,919 619,919
Total Other (Pool) 7,391,531 7,924,285 52,432,466 53,619,728
Grand Total 651,841,888 651,841,888 5,600,555,929 5,600,555,929

*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, January 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 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 6,716,000 1,450,000 8,166,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 389,000 389,000
Alfred Health 44,070,000 3,497,000 47,567,000
Alpine Health 0 735,000 735,000
Austin Health 36,735,000 3,126,000 39,861,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,366,000 90,000 3,456,000
Ballarat Health Services 14,092,350 1,995,453 16,087,803
Barwon Health 26,491,350 2,764,000 29,255,350
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,973,000 67,000 2,040,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 275,000 275,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 253,000 253,000
Benalla Health 1,167,000 19,000 1,186,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,672,425 2,706,000 16,378,425
Boort District Health 0 146,000 146,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,598,000 62,000 1,660,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 241,000 241,000
Castlemaine Health 1,173,000 16,000 1,189,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,525,000 126,000 3,651,000
Cobram District Health 0 410,000 410,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 311,000 311,000
Colac Area Health 1,507,000 16,000 1,523,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,770,000 0 2,770,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,678,000 26,000 2,704,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 74,000 74,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,082,000 22,000 1,104,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 666,000 666,000
Eastern Health 43,254,610 5,564,000 48,818,610
Echuca Regional Health 2,643,000 75,000 2,718,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 225,000 225,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,192,000 14,000 1,206,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,161,000 1,475,000 10,636,000
Heathcote Health 0 145,000 145,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 537,000 537,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 126,000 126,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 156,000 156,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 119,000 119,000
Kerang District Health 0 395,000 395,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 732,000 732,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 343,000 343,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 839,000 6,000 845,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 573,000 573,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,871,000 2,312,000 12,183,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 157,000 157,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 265,000 265,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 437,000 437,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,065,000 25,000 1,090,000
Melbourne Health 38,408,620 8,723,000 47,131,620
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,551,000 1,741,000 19,292,000
Monash Health 76,729,635 7,576,000 84,305,635
Moyne Health Services 0 237,000 237,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 122,000 122,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,781,400 133,000 5,914,400
Northern Health 24,279,500 684,000 24,963,500
Numurkah District Health Service 0 438,000 438,000
Omeo District Health 0 110,000 110,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 380,000 380,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 175,000 175,000
Peninsula Health 24,912,000 2,516,000 27,428,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,053,700 251,000 7,304,700
Portland District Health 1,546,000 17,000 1,563,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,809,000 772,000 6,581,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 377,000 377,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 328,000 328,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 545,000 545,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 791,000 791,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 342,000 342,000
South West Healthcare 6,798,000 1,054,000 7,852,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,542,000 3,714,000 29,256,000
Stawell Regional Health 880,000 30,000 910,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,047,000 41,000 2,088,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 220,000 220,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 349,000 349,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,266,000 2,288,000 28,554,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,557,250 122,000 5,679,250
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,891,000 263,000 12,154,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 251,000 251,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 244,000 244,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,989,000 3,989,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,918,000 131,000 4,049,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 835,000 835,000
Western District Health Service 2,314,000 260,000 2,574,000
Western Health 38,216,030 1,123,000 39,339,030
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,246,000 90,000 3,336,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 522,000 522,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 152,000 152,000
Total 559,387,870 75,500,453 634,888,323

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 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 58,748,288 12,988,764 71,737,052
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,430,043 3,430,043
Alfred Health 380,568,557 30,378,345 410,946,902
Alpine Health 0 6,660,579 6,660,579
Austin Health 318,152,937 27,948,134 346,101,071
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 29,027,000 1,075,726 30,102,726
Ballarat Health Services 120,644,453 17,174,476 137,818,929
Barwon Health 227,547,560 24,415,499 251,963,059
Bass Coast Regional Health 17,059,607 651,000 17,710,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,416,041 2,416,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,193,902 2,193,902
Benalla Health 10,076,000 163,000 10,239,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 115,825,535 23,769,691 139,595,226
Boort District Health 0 1,290,733 1,290,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 13,786,000 528,000 14,314,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,096,119 2,096,119
Castlemaine Health 11,914,000 161,000 12,075,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 30,401,000 1,123,000 31,524,000
Cobram District Health 0 3,597,746 3,597,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,904,736 2,904,736
Colac Area Health 13,026,000 167,000 13,193,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 24,502,779 0 24,502,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 24,204,288 306,000 24,510,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 644,555 644,555
East Grampians Health Service 9,316,000 481,133 9,797,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,812,451 5,812,451
Eastern Health 372,984,148 48,782,028 421,766,176
Echuca Regional Health 22,765,217 1,018,394 23,783,611
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,969,714 1,969,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,263,000 150,000 10,413,000
Goulburn Valley Health 79,109,084 12,960,431 92,069,515
Heathcote Health 0 1,264,156 1,264,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,751,180 4,751,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,076,298 1,076,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,363,113 1,363,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,051,921 1,051,921
Kerang District Health 0 3,586,552 3,586,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,536,264 6,536,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,966,704 2,966,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,612,617 89,083 7,701,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,105,146 5,105,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 85,339,162 20,339,099 105,678,261
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,384,066 1,384,066
Maldon Hospital 0 619,439 619,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,288,074 2,288,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,938,261 3,938,261
Maryborough District Health Service 9,195,000 196,000 9,391,000
Melbourne Health 334,079,527 76,100,579 410,180,106
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 152,873,838 15,537,720 168,411,558
Monash Health 648,567,709 65,557,824 714,125,533
Moyne Health Services 0 2,059,800 2,059,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,072,390 1,072,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 48,176,339 1,436,000 49,612,339
Northern Health 207,824,655 6,033,000 213,857,655
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,532,046 4,532,046
Omeo District Health 0 960,571 960,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,383,959 3,383,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,512,738 1,512,738
Peninsula Health 214,849,000 21,662,808 236,511,808
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 58,767,700 2,020,000 60,787,700
Portland District Health 13,326,000 145,000 13,471,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 50,812,082 6,923,331 57,735,413
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,297,015 3,297,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,860,009 2,860,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,758,200 4,758,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,113,106 7,113,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,133,201 3,133,201
South West Healthcare 60,878,322 9,630,644 70,508,966
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 220,298,000 32,355,654 252,653,654
Stawell Regional Health 7,591,000 242,000 7,833,000
Swan Hill District Health 17,662,000 439,000 18,101,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,915,476 1,915,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,129,775 3,129,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 228,067,936 18,735,024 246,802,960
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 46,184,250 1,046,000 47,230,250
The Royal Women's Hospital 117,631,570 1,069,000 118,700,570
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,208,159 2,208,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,385,170 2,385,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 28,370,156 28,370,156
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 33,804,000 1,305,000 35,109,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,313,919 7,313,919
Western District Health Service 20,113,040 2,413,000 22,526,040
Western Health 325,675,821 9,958,000 335,633,821
Wimmera Health Care Group 27,986,000 1,016,000 29,002,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,886,960 2,886,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,779,842 4,779,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,332,799 1,332,799
Total 4,827,237,021 656,444,471 5,483,681,492

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 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 10,338 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 79,758 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 69,414 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 7,021 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 29,203 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 55,581 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 3,979 6,821
Benalla Health 294 2,061 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 29,999 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 1,789 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 2,388 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 6,670 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 2,662 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 10,830 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 4,481 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 1,999 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 87,497 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 4,382 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 1,823 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 17,819 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,507 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 19,284 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 1,821 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 69,723 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 34,347 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 150,166 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 11,252 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 51,555 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 50,693 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 12,323 21,125
Portland District Health 354 2,478 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 11,634 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 13,137 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 50,302 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 1,670 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 4,071 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 47,145 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 11,670 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 26,116 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 8,537 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 3,716 6,369
Western Health 11,389 79,725 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 6,019 10,317
Total 156,940 1,098,581 1,883,280

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.