Victorian report, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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 show a negative amount for the block payment in June 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.

Between March and June 2014, the Commonwealth provided Victoria with additional public hospital funding of $43,177,819.95 under the funding measure: National Partnership on public hospital system - additional funding. This funding was provided to offset the downward adjustments to 2013-14 NHR funding applied at the 2013-14 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and the 2014-15 Budget, due to the application of updated NHR funding indexation parameters. A requirement of the provision of this funding was that it is passed on in full through the National Health Funding Pool and / or State Managed Fund to LHNs for activity based and block funding, and state and territory health departments for public health funding.

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, June 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 June 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
186,705,096 186,705,096 186,705,096
Commonwealth
Block funding
73,020,984 73,020,984 73,020,984
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,149,903 6,149,903 6,149,903
Total C'wealth
funding
265,875,982 186,705,096 73,020,984 6,149,903 265,875,982
VIC
funding
168,274,011 167,498,402 775,609 0 168,274,011
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 434,149,993 354,203,498 73,020,984 6,925,512 0 434,149,993

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
2,952,361,157 2,952,361,157 2,952,361,157
Commonwealth
Block funding
450,780,657 450,780,657 450,780,657
Commonwealth
Other funding
80,033,967 80,033,967 80,033,967
Total C'wealth
funding
3,483,175,781 2,952,361,157 450,780,657 80,033,967 3,483,175,781
VIC
funding
3,871,726,700 3,869,782,509 1,944,192 0 3,871,726,700
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,354,902,482 6,822,143,666 450,780,657 81,978,159 0 7,354,902,482

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, June 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 June 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 73,020,984 73,020,984
State/territory Block funding -8,191,656 -8,191,656
Total 64,829,328 53,647,055 11,182,274 64,829,328

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 450,780,657 450,780,657
State/territory Block funding 610,744,325 606,660,167
Total 1,061,524,982 1,030,826,786 26,614,038 1,057,440,824

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, June 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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) 354,847,458 354,203,498 6,822,787,626 6,822,143,666
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 64,829,328 64,829,328 1,061,524,982 1,057,440,824
Other
Public health funding 6,149,903 6,149,903 80,033,967 80,033,967
Overdeposit 0 643,960 0 643,960
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 131,649 131,649 1,300,232 1,300,232
Total Other (Pool) 6,281,551 6,925,512 81,334,198 81,978,159
Grand Total 425,958,337 425,958,337 7,965,646,806 7,961,562,649

*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, June 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 4,770,432 935,842 5,706,274
Alexandra District Hospital 0 276,721 276,721
Alfred Health 28,961,248 2,052,638 31,013,886
Alpine Health 0 540,264 540,264
Austin Health 25,249,452 2,024,171 27,273,623
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,228,797 162,831 2,391,628
Ballarat Health Services 9,495,460 1,478,831 10,974,291
Barwon Health 17,830,654 1,945,196 19,775,850
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,034,531 29,470 1,064,001
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 241,636 241,636
Beechworth Health Service 0 201,125 201,125
Benalla Health 814,625 58,364 872,989
Bendigo Health Care Group 8,905,124 2,002,529 10,907,653
Boort District Health 0 107,421 107,421
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,142,046 20,436 1,162,482
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 167,879 167,879
Castlemaine Health 899,871 1,740 901,611
Central Gippsland Health Service 2,450,336 -20,584 2,429,752
Cobram District Health 0 272,730 272,730
Cohuna District Hospital 0 253,637 253,637
Colac Area Health 1,052,064 -53,482 998,582
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,220,112 0 2,220,112
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 1,872,600 25,971 1,898,571
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 52,053 52,053
East Grampians Health Service 755,647 20,382 776,029
East Wimmera Health Service 0 491,152 491,152
Eastern Health 29,543,853 4,008,801 33,552,654
Echuca Regional Health 1,595,075 40,213 1,635,288
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 190,646 190,646
Gippsland Southern Health Service 831,947 -6,031 825,916
Goulburn Valley Health 6,037,639 1,036,756 7,074,395
Heathcote Health 0 103,664 103,664
Hepburn Health Service 0 410,036 410,036
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 89,598 89,598
Heywood Rural Health 0 114,065 114,065
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 88,442 88,442
Kerang District Health 0 313,488 313,488
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 560,379 560,379
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 247,130 247,130
Kyabram & District Health Services 603,700 5,654 609,354
Kyneton District Health Service 0 199,124 199,124
Latrobe Regional Hospital 6,655,685 1,540,079 8,195,764
Lorne Community Hospital 0 117,813 117,813
Maldon Hospital 0 52,425 52,425
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 187,239 187,239
Mansfield District Hospital 0 311,149 311,149
Maryborough District Health Service 748,399 -20,757 727,642
Melbourne Health 11,034,869 6,293,341 17,328,210
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 7,516,620 982,188 8,498,808
Monash Health 48,694,997 5,908,696 54,603,693
Moyne Health Services 0 172,885 172,885
Nathalia District Hospital 0 88,658 88,658
Northeast Health Wangaratta 3,827,172 123,442 3,950,614
Northern Health 15,426,202 729,529 16,155,731
Numurkah District Health Service 0 373,802 373,802
Omeo District Health 0 92,841 92,841
Orbost Regional Health 0 283,092 283,092
Otway Health & Community Services 0 127,836 127,836
Peninsula Health 16,776,417 1,871,301 18,647,718
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 4,093,343 325,826 4,419,169
Portland District Health 1,031,965 54,040 1,086,005
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 3,791,902 487,154 4,279,056
Robinvale District Health Services 0 263,840 263,840
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 253,078 253,078
Rural Northwest Health 0 406,802 406,802
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 505,680 505,680
South Gippsland Hospital 0 288,870 288,870
South West Healthcare 4,385,806 711,680 5,097,486
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 17,538,927 2,832,558 20,371,485
Stawell Regional Health 608,538 26,294 634,832
Swan Hill District Health 1,374,362 33,802 1,408,164
Tallangatta Health Service 0 159,802 159,802
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 253,271 253,271
The Royal Children's Hospital 17,106,836 1,593,000 18,699,836
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 3,609,055 177,786 3,786,841
The Royal Women's Hospital 7,309,392 -116,837 7,192,555
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 169,685 169,685
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 190,295 190,295
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,331,728 2,331,728
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 2,621,732 124,269 2,746,001
West Wimmera Health Service 0 625,496 625,496
Western District Health Service 1,569,634 197,426 1,767,060
Western Health 24,796,005 562,462 25,358,467
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,169,466 81,729 2,251,195
Yarram & District Health Service 0 250,719 250,719
Yarrawonga Health 0 387,527 387,527
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 110,362 110,362
Total 350,982,537 53,214,821 404,197,358

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 78,215,382 17,156,380 95,371,762
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,985,997 4,985,997
Alfred Health 528,086,514 51,674,808 579,761,322
Alpine Health 0 9,995,789 9,995,789
Austin Health 462,564,423 43,859,196 506,423,619
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 40,753,797 1,266,674 42,020,471
Ballarat Health Services 171,621,436 26,367,311 197,988,747
Barwon Health 316,927,576 38,688,818 355,616,394
Bass Coast Regional Health 23,546,531 992,430 24,538,961
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,747,016 3,747,016
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,349,811 3,349,811
Benalla Health 14,878,625 314,784 15,193,409
Bendigo Health Care Group 162,977,295 37,470,205 200,447,500
Boort District Health 0 1,990,667 1,990,667
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 21,034,046 949,336 21,983,382
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,152,103 3,152,103
Castlemaine Health 16,435,871 335,120 16,770,991
Central Gippsland Health Service 44,859,091 1,420,861 46,279,952
Cobram District Health 0 5,098,784 5,098,784
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,418,593 4,418,593
Colac Area Health 19,214,064 601,178 19,815,242
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 39,553,772 0 39,553,772
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 33,911,982 616,275 34,528,257
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 958,987 958,987
East Grampians Health Service 13,753,647 380,102 14,133,749
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,946,242 8,946,242
Eastern Health 526,579,314 75,928,917 602,508,231
Echuca Regional Health 29,553,408 1,786,659 31,340,067
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,162,149 3,162,149
Gippsland Southern Health Service 15,185,947 359,437 15,545,384
Goulburn Valley Health 110,571,826 20,083,830 130,655,656
Heathcote Health 0 1,787,087 1,787,087
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,270,142 7,270,142
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,665,478 1,665,478
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,104,319 2,104,319
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,622,234 1,622,234
Kerang District Health 0 5,536,314 5,536,314
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,439,481 9,439,481
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,559,974 4,559,974
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,019,700 154,262 11,173,962
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,750,159 7,750,159
Latrobe Regional Hospital 121,797,960 32,404,718 154,202,678
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,080,266 2,080,266
Maldon Hospital 0 964,573 964,573
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,445,776 3,445,776
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,667,390 5,667,390
Maryborough District Health Service 13,642,399 585,790 14,228,189
Melbourne Health 478,494,092 116,158,956 594,653,048
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 202,535,312 22,692,118 225,227,430
Monash Health 883,119,173 104,101,710 987,220,883
Moyne Health Services 0 3,194,371 3,194,371
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,669,395 1,669,395
Northeast Health Wangaratta 69,121,776 2,640,663 71,762,439
Northern Health 279,825,952 11,006,404 290,832,356
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,008,545 7,008,545
Omeo District Health 0 1,531,672 1,531,672
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,462,753 5,462,753
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,336,392 2,336,392
Peninsula Health 306,518,005 34,369,774 340,887,779
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 75,689,343 8,609,579 84,298,922
Portland District Health 18,833,413 799,906 19,633,319
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 71,119,428 9,126,065 80,245,493
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,881,744 4,881,744
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,385,611 4,385,611
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,379,078 7,379,078
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,346,712 10,346,712
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,870,657 4,870,657
South West Healthcare 83,230,232 14,486,483 97,716,715
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 320,959,235 50,541,095 371,500,330
Stawell Regional Health 11,077,538 430,629 11,508,167
Swan Hill District Health 25,666,762 969,946 26,636,708
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,960,765 2,960,765
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,697,912 4,697,912
The Royal Children's Hospital 313,871,436 26,569,355 340,440,791
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 65,953,055 2,596,886 68,549,941
The Royal Women's Hospital 165,315,317 -975,969 164,339,348
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,371,946 3,371,946
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,310,965 3,310,965
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 42,618,579 42,618,579
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 48,972,238 2,158,243 51,130,481
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,253,755 11,253,755
Western District Health Service 28,764,634 4,019,145 32,783,779
Western Health 451,393,501 19,159,467 470,552,968
Wimmera Health Care Group 39,478,466 1,142,597 40,621,063
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,464,104 4,464,104
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,974,825 6,974,825
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,061,670 2,061,670
Total 6,756,623,514 1,022,495,925 7,779,119,439

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, June 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 1,369 16,461 17,550
Alfred Health 10,485 125,820 125,346
Austin Health 9,120 109,462 108,253
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 916 11,025 11,231
Ballarat Health Services 3,577 42,990 43,416
Barwon Health 6,833 82,029 84,042
Bass Coast Regional Health 529 6,293 6,214
Benalla Health 256 3,050 3,029
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,748 44,943 45,129
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 3,636 3,626
Central Gippsland Health Service 901 10,779 10,919
Colac Area Health 338 4,001 3,938
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 757 9,073 9,055
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 6,745 7,066
East Grampians Health Service 257 3,150 3,081
Eastern Health 11,192 134,282 135,291
Echuca Regional Health 547 6,520 6,501
Gippsland Southern Health Service 277 3,291 3,266
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 27,828 27,871
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 2,640 2,589
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,591 31,081 31,713
Maryborough District Health Service 251 3,045 2,993
Melbourne Health 9,673 116,087 112,984
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,146 49,785 53,345
Monash Health 18,647 223,819 228,985
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,453 17,480 17,607
Northern Health 6,374 76,444 78,805
Peninsula Health 6,635 79,642 80,533
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,738 20,834 20,386
Portland District Health 347 4,131 4,065
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,524 15,766 18,341
South West Healthcare 1,598 19,187 20,114
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,508 78,041 77,755
Stawell Regional Health 226 2,712 2,638
Swan Hill District Health 544 6,473 6,430
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,386 64,643 64,225
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,542 18,548 18,494
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,233 38,785 42,388
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,022 12,253 12,548
Western District Health Service 610 7,331 7,285
Western Health 9,840 118,146 121,311
Wimmera Health Care Group 786 9,487 9,438
Total 139,181 1,667,738 1,689,796

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.