Victorian report, July 2013

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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 July 2013 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, July 2013

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 July 2013 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 Local Hospital Networks 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 July 2013.

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, July 2013

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 July 2013.

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
255,589,271 255,589,271 255,589,271
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,222,372 30,222,372 30,222,372
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,563,356 255,589,271 30,222,372 6,751,713 292,563,356
VIC
funding
901,938,379 901,717,284 221,095 0 901,938,379
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 1,194,501,735 1,157,306,555 30,222,372 6,972,808 0 1,194,501,735

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, July 2013

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 July 2013.

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
255,589,271 255,589,271 255,589,271
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,222,372 30,222,372 30,222,372
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,563,356 255,589,271 30,222,372 6,751,713 292,563,356
VIC
funding
901,938,379 901,717,284 221,095 0 901,938,379
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 1,194,501,735 1,157,306,555 30,222,372 6,972,808 0 1,194,501,735

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, July 2013

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to local hospital networks and other provider organisations for July 2013.

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 30,222,372 30,222,372
State/territory Block funding 61,560,528 61,560,528
Total 91,782,900 91,436,400 346,500 91,782,900

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, July 2013

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 July 2013. 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 30,222,372 30,222,372
State/territory Block funding 61,560,528 61,560,528
Total 91,782,900 91,436,400 346,500 91,782,900

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, July 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for July 2013. 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 - public * * * *
Acute admitted - private * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 1,157,306,555 1,157,306,555 1,157,306,555 1,157,306,555
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 91,782,900 91,782,900 91,782,900 91,782,900
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 221,095 221,095 221,095 221,095
Total Other (Pool) 6,972,808 6,972,808 6,972,808 6,972,808
Grand Total 1,256,062,263 1,256,062,263 1,256,062,263 1,256,062,263

*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, July 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during July 2013.

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 12,211,193 818,000 13,029,193
Alexandra District Hospital 0 763,000 763,000
Alfred Health 95,593,956 4,217,000 99,810,956
Alpine Health 0 1,470,000 1,470,000
Austin Health 74,346,267 3,929,000 78,275,267
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 6,277,000 106,000 6,383,000
Ballarat Health Services 28,680,539 1,467,000 30,147,539
Barwon Health 52,017,244 2,330,000 54,347,244
Bass Coast Regional Health 5,335,000 111,000 5,446,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 573,000 573,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 504,000 504,000
Benalla Health 2,346,000 28,000 2,374,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 29,022,267 1,387,000 30,409,267
Boort District Health 0 305,000 305,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,992,000 133,000 3,125,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 481,000 481,000
Castlemaine Health 2,543,000 39,000 2,582,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 6,857,000 195,000 7,052,000
Cobram District Health 0 791,000 791,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 657,000 657,000
Colac Area Health 2,956,000 104,000 3,060,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 6,009,997 0 6,009,997
Djerriwarrh Health Services 5,097,494 61,000 5,158,494
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 147,000 147,000
East Grampians Health Service 2,133,000 36,000 2,169,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,369,000 1,369,000
Eastern Health 87,795,992 5,017,000 92,812,992
Echuca Regional Health 4,523,000 141,000 4,664,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 480,000 480,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 2,358,000 85,000 2,443,000
Goulburn Valley Health 18,854,267 1,011,000 19,865,267
Heathcote Health 0 266,000 266,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,119,000 1,119,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 254,000 254,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 325,000 325,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 248,000 248,000
Kerang District Health 0 826,000 826,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,378,000 1,378,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 682,000 682,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,706,000 21,000 1,727,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,242,000 1,242,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 22,394,267 1,141,000 23,535,267
Lorne Community Hospital 0 311,000 311,000
Maldon Hospital 0 148,000 148,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 532,000 532,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 854,000 854,000
Maryborough District Health Service 2,100,000 75,000 2,175,000
Melbourne Health 116,728,969 6,348,000 123,076,969
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 31,535,267 1,378,000 32,913,267
Monash Health 143,288,196 7,256,000 150,544,196
Moyne Health Services 0 492,000 492,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 256,000 256,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 11,194,000 218,000 11,412,000
Northern Health 42,836,000 1,523,000 44,359,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 935,000 935,000
Omeo District Health 0 232,000 232,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 823,000 823,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 361,000 361,000
Peninsula Health 49,722,267 2,294,000 52,016,267
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 11,645,000 1,029,000 12,674,000
Portland District Health 2,905,000 116,000 3,021,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 11,702,634 369,000 12,071,634
Robinvale District Health Services 0 750,000 750,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 658,000 658,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,132,000 1,132,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,706,000 1,706,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 714,000 714,000
South West Healthcare 14,352,267 439,000 14,791,267
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 52,600,267 4,774,000 57,374,267
Stawell Regional Health 1,746,000 54,000 1,800,000
Swan Hill District Health 3,928,000 126,000 4,054,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 459,000 459,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 721,000 721,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 49,955,216 2,195,000 52,150,216
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 10,175,000 385,000 10,560,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 31,021,000 -132,000 30,889,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 518,000 518,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 508,000 508,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 6,279,000 6,279,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 7,231,000 224,000 7,455,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,720,000 1,720,000
Western District Health Service 4,407,000 543,000 4,950,000
Western Health 69,659,000 3,008,000 72,667,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 6,041,000 145,000 6,186,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 705,000 705,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,018,000 1,018,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 315,000 315,000
Total 1,146,822,566 90,771,000 1,237,593,566

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, July 2013

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at July 2013.

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 12,211,193 818,000 13,029,193
Alexandra District Hospital 0 763,000 763,000
Alfred Health 95,593,956 4,217,000 99,810,956
Alpine Health 0 1,470,000 1,470,000
Austin Health 74,346,267 3,929,000 78,275,267
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 6,277,000 106,000 6,383,000
Ballarat Health Services 28,680,539 1,467,000 30,147,539
Barwon Health 52,017,244 2,330,000 54,347,244
Bass Coast Regional Health 5,335,000 111,000 5,446,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 573,000 573,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 504,000 504,000
Benalla Health 2,346,000 28,000 2,374,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 29,022,267 1,387,000 30,409,267
Boort District Health 0 305,000 305,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,992,000 133,000 3,125,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 481,000 481,000
Castlemaine Health 2,543,000 39,000 2,582,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 6,857,000 195,000 7,052,000
Cobram District Health 0 791,000 791,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 657,000 657,000
Colac Area Health 2,956,000 104,000 3,060,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 6,009,997 0 6,009,997
Djerriwarrh Health Services 5,097,494 61,000 5,158,494
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 147,000 147,000
East Grampians Health Service 2,133,000 36,000 2,169,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,369,000 1,369,000
Eastern Health 87,795,992 5,017,000 92,812,992
Echuca Regional Health 4,523,000 141,000 4,664,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 480,000 480,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 2,358,000 85,000 2,443,000
Goulburn Valley Health 18,854,267 1,011,000 19,865,267
Heathcote Health 0 266,000 266,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,119,000 1,119,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 254,000 254,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 325,000 325,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 248,000 248,000
Kerang District Health 0 826,000 826,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,378,000 1,378,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 682,000 682,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,706,000 21,000 1,727,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,242,000 1,242,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 22,394,267 1,141,000 23,535,267
Lorne Community Hospital 0 311,000 311,000
Maldon Hospital 0 148,000 148,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 532,000 532,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 854,000 854,000
Maryborough District Health Service 2,100,000 75,000 2,175,000
Melbourne Health 116,728,969 6,348,000 123,076,969
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 31,535,267 1,378,000 32,913,267
Monash Health 143,288,196 7,256,000 150,544,196
Moyne Health Services 0 492,000 492,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 256,000 256,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 11,194,000 218,000 11,412,000
Northern Health 42,836,000 1,523,000 44,359,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 935,000 935,000
Omeo District Health 0 232,000 232,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 823,000 823,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 361,000 361,000
Peninsula Health 49,722,267 2,294,000 52,016,267
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 11,645,000 1,029,000 12,674,000
Portland District Health 2,905,000 116,000 3,021,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 11,702,634 369,000 12,071,634
Robinvale District Health Services 0 750,000 750,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 658,000 658,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,132,000 1,132,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,706,000 1,706,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 714,000 714,000
South West Healthcare 14,352,267 439,000 14,791,267
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 52,600,267 4,774,000 57,374,267
Stawell Regional Health 1,746,000 54,000 1,800,000
Swan Hill District Health 3,928,000 126,000 4,054,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 459,000 459,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 721,000 721,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 49,955,216 2,195,000 52,150,216
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 10,175,000 385,000 10,560,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 31,021,000 -132,000 30,889,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 518,000 518,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 508,000 508,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 6,279,000 6,279,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 7,231,000 224,000 7,455,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,720,000 1,720,000
Western District Health Service 4,407,000 543,000 4,950,000
Western Health 69,659,000 3,008,000 72,667,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 6,041,000 145,000 6,186,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 705,000 705,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,018,000 1,018,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 315,000 315,000
Total 1,146,822,566 90,771,000 1,237,593,566

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each local hospital network 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, July 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for July 2013, 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 1,372 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 10,485 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 9,122 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 919 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 3,583 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 6,836 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 524 6,293
Benalla Health 254 254 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 3,745 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 303 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 898 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 333 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 756 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 562 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 263 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 11,190 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 543 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 274 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 2,319 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 220 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 2,590 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 254 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 9,674 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 4,149 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 18,652 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 1,457 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 6,370 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 6,637 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 1,736 20,834
Portland District Health 344 344 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 254 254 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 1,599 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 6,503 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 226 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 539 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 5,387 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 1,546 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 3,232 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 1,021 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 611 7,331
Western Health 9,846 9,846 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 791 9,487
Total 137,919 137,919 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.