Victorian report, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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
283,213,018 283,213,018 283,213,018
Commonwealth
Block funding
40,906,557 40,906,557 40,906,557
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,727,506 6,727,506 6,727,506
Total C'wealth
funding
330,847,082 283,213,018 40,906,557 6,727,506 330,847,082
VIC
funding
130,330,412 118,091,863 6,238,549 6,000,000 130,330,412
Other state/territory funding 76,000,000 0 76,000,000 76,000,000
Total 537,177,494 401,304,881 40,906,557 88,966,055 6,000,000 537,177,494

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
3,320,914,903 3,320,914,903 3,320,914,903
Commonwealth
Block funding
458,209,589 458,209,589 458,209,589
Commonwealth
Other funding
84,118,772 84,118,772 84,118,772
Total C'wealth
funding
3,863,243,263 3,320,914,903 458,209,589 84,118,772 3,863,243,263
VIC
funding
4,011,553,580 3,977,447,854 28,105,726 6,000,000 4,011,553,580
Other state/territory funding 76,000,000 0 76,000,000 76,000,000
Total 7,950,796,843 7,298,362,757 458,209,589 188,224,498 6,000,000 7,950,796,843

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, June 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 June 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 19,455,433 19,455,433
Total 60,361,990 58,685,925 1,676,065 60,361,990

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 458,209,589 458,209,589
State/territory Block funding 574,730,490 574,730,490
Total 1,032,940,079 1,009,441,089 23,498,991 1,032,940,079

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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) 407,444,469 401,304,881 7,325,320,054 7,298,362,757
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 60,361,990 60,361,990 1,032,940,079 1,032,940,079
Other
Public health funding 6,727,506 6,727,506 84,118,772 84,118,772
Overdeposit 0 6,139,588 15,070 26,972,367
Cross-border 82,000,000 82,000,000 82,000,000 82,000,000
Interest 98,961 98,961 1,133,359 1,133,359
Total Other (Pool) 88,826,467 94,966,055 167,267,201 194,224,498
Grand Total 556,632,926 556,632,926 8,525,527,333 8,525,527,333

*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, June 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 4,885,973 1,110,942 5,996,915
Alexandra District Hospital 0 269,626 269,626
Alfred Health 22,307,072 2,151,014 24,458,086
Alpine Health 0 529,512 529,512
Austin Health 26,517,527 2,363,559 28,881,086
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,417,409 -26,609 2,390,800
Ballarat Health Services 10,206,373 1,721,753 11,928,126
Barwon Health 19,370,968 2,590,981 21,961,949
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,447,278 78,232 1,525,510
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 222,884 222,884
Beechworth Health Service 0 201,510 201,510
Benalla Health 864,499 -2,550 861,949
Bendigo Health Care Group 9,637,168 2,049,364 11,686,532
Boort District Health 0 125,996 125,996
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,197,913 117,744 1,315,657
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 171,426 171,426
Castlemaine Health 708,067 10,778 718,845
Central Gippsland Health Service 2,643,530 62,121 2,705,651
Cobram District Health 0 339,685 339,685
Cohuna District Hospital 0 253,474 253,474
Colac Area Health 1,107,176 -3,270 1,103,906
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,177,945 0 2,177,945
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 1,965,760 7,386 1,973,146
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 83,304 83,304
East Grampians Health Service 787,777 -17,023 770,754
East Wimmera Health Service 0 521,802 521,802
Eastern Health 31,714,645 4,402,876 36,117,521
Echuca Regional Health 1,797,530 233,586 2,031,116
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 160,724 160,724
Gippsland Southern Health Service 880,207 26,690 906,897
Goulburn Valley Health 6,450,515 1,154,291 7,604,806
Heathcote Health 0 69,195 69,195
Hepburn Health Service 0 456,683 456,683
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 91,394 91,394
Heywood Rural Health 0 115,617 115,617
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 105,830 105,830
Kerang District Health 0 325,645 325,645
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 686,024 686,024
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 252,986 252,986
Kyabram & District Health Services 611,333 28,985 640,318
Kyneton District Health Service 0 423,736 423,736
Latrobe Regional Hospital 7,063,232 1,871,487 8,934,719
Lorne Community Hospital 0 98,628 98,628
Maldon Hospital 0 51,653 51,653
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 188,562 188,562
Mansfield District Hospital 0 331,225 331,225
Maryborough District Health Service 786,871 81,500 868,371
Melbourne Health 27,555,492 6,607,381 34,162,873
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 11,414,649 1,743,628 13,158,277
Monash Health 53,379,398 6,323,178 59,702,576
Moyne Health Services 0 216,308 216,308
Nathalia District Hospital 0 90,353 90,353
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,102,993 44,135 4,147,128
Northern Health 19,363,250 549,345 19,912,595
Numurkah District Health Service 0 276,426 276,426
Omeo District Health 0 48,795 48,795
Orbost Regional Health 0 293,189 293,189
Otway Health & Community Services 0 127,871 127,871
Peninsula Health 18,047,549 2,239,580 20,287,129
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 4,494,294 130,106 4,624,400
Portland District Health 1,100,858 38,596 1,139,454
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,065,540 768,375 4,833,915
Robinvale District Health Services 0 251,593 251,593
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 221,311 221,311
Rural Northwest Health 0 424,566 424,566
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 573,365 573,365
South Gippsland Hospital 0 221,413 221,413
South West Healthcare 4,802,099 696,822 5,498,921
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 18,361,634 2,575,662 20,937,296
Stawell Regional Health 655,677 2,438 658,115
Swan Hill District Health 1,529,017 33,998 1,563,015
Tallangatta Health Service 0 163,765 163,765
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 258,438 258,438
The Royal Children's Hospital 18,774,309 1,451,739 20,226,048
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 3,788,142 57,586 3,845,728
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,669,056 -3,265 14,665,791
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 183,903 183,903
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 181,356 181,356
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,400,138 2,400,138
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 2,871,706 56,087 2,927,793
West Wimmera Health Service 0 600,164 600,164
Western District Health Service 1,740,186 148,703 1,888,889
Western Health 26,953,928 1,327,477 28,281,405
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,366,568 46,296 2,412,864
Yarram & District Health Service 0 198,287 198,287
Yarrawonga Health 0 393,940 393,940
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 111,378 111,378
Total 397,583,113 58,165,384 455,748,497

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 82,188,573 19,278,392 101,466,965
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,973,767 4,973,767
Alfred Health 580,790,486 47,815,512 628,605,998
Alpine Health 0 10,060,036 10,060,036
Austin Health 482,201,303 42,410,201 524,611,504
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 43,886,409 1,651,339 45,537,748
Ballarat Health Services 183,073,133 27,174,466 210,247,599
Barwon Health 339,810,512 38,081,564 377,892,076
Bass Coast Regional Health 26,292,278 1,170,983 27,463,261
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,786,144 3,786,144
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,421,757 3,421,757
Benalla Health 15,676,499 285,950 15,962,449
Bendigo Health Care Group 175,362,392 36,978,871 212,341,263
Boort District Health 0 2,017,308 2,017,308
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 21,837,300 839,644 22,676,944
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,201,558 3,201,558
Castlemaine Health 17,097,067 261,218 17,358,285
Central Gippsland Health Service 47,816,337 1,495,898 49,312,235
Cobram District Health 0 5,648,668 5,648,668
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,411,850 4,411,850
Colac Area Health 20,089,176 334,922 20,424,098
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 37,720,769 0 37,720,769
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 35,227,504 641,915 35,869,419
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 1,015,848 1,015,848
East Grampians Health Service 14,286,777 593,427 14,880,204
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,966,932 9,966,932
Eastern Health 559,462,809 75,170,227 634,633,036
Echuca Regional Health 34,120,013 1,738,274 35,858,287
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,109,378 3,109,378
Gippsland Southern Health Service 15,937,207 242,964 16,180,171
Goulburn Valley Health 117,436,134 20,136,282 137,572,416
Heathcote Health 0 1,877,130 1,877,130
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,417,797 7,417,797
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,692,756 1,692,756
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,124,923 2,124,923
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,666,079 1,666,079
Kerang District Health 0 5,525,805 5,525,805
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 10,391,274 10,391,274
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,620,548 4,620,548
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,478,929 236,985 11,715,914
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,824,182 7,824,182
Latrobe Regional Hospital 128,660,689 31,720,799 160,381,488
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,113,807 2,113,807
Maldon Hospital 0 966,460 966,460
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,498,280 3,498,280
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,730,920 5,730,920
Maryborough District Health Service 14,257,871 463,025 14,720,896
Melbourne Health 499,741,848 112,748,178 612,490,026
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 221,482,477 23,043,415 244,525,892
Monash Health 962,903,844 100,344,995 1,063,248,839
Moyne Health Services 0 3,286,446 3,286,446
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,685,445 1,685,445
Northeast Health Wangaratta 72,557,958 2,914,613 75,472,571
Northern Health 302,536,591 10,347,283 312,883,874
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,219,990 7,219,990
Omeo District Health 0 1,525,182 1,525,182
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,363,413 5,363,413
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,370,012 2,370,012
Peninsula Health 327,961,448 33,106,495 361,067,943
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 82,260,432 4,061,900 86,322,332
Portland District Health 19,982,858 376,344 20,359,202
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 74,023,990 10,650,300 84,674,290
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,908,704 4,908,704
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,389,822 4,389,822
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,454,488 7,454,488
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,729,587 10,729,587
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,810,473 4,810,473
South West Healthcare 90,272,094 14,566,682 104,838,776
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 333,698,291 47,557,583 381,255,874
Stawell Regional Health 11,889,677 389,908 12,279,585
Swan Hill District Health 27,733,017 768,483 28,501,500
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,006,016 3,006,016
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,777,341 4,777,341
The Royal Children's Hospital 339,923,333 23,484,036 363,407,369
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 69,002,151 1,646,086 70,648,237
The Royal Women's Hospital 174,592,251 -2,134,365 172,457,886
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,422,919 3,422,919
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,353,024 3,353,024
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 42,677,138 42,677,138
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 52,153,811 2,088,750 54,242,561
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,299,067 11,299,067
Western District Health Service 31,568,186 3,893,973 35,462,159
Western Health 487,738,855 18,078,673 505,817,528
Wimmera Health Care Group 42,753,195 1,584,751 44,337,946
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,521,336 4,521,336
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,079,726 7,079,726
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,047,718 2,047,718
Total 7,229,486,474 1,001,231,995 8,230,718,469

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 18,734 17,377
Alfred Health 11,040 132,486 133,364
Austin Health 9,519 114,228 116,645
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 11,996 11,812
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 45,866 48,984
Barwon Health 7,322 87,861 92,786
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 6,663 6,705
Benalla Health 265 3,182 3,404
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 47,474 50,528
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 5,381 3,428
Castlemaine Health 317 3,803 4,082
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 11,663 11,177
Colac Area Health 344 4,123 4,404
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 3,713 17,453
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 7,159 7,441
East Grampians Health Service 270 3,242 3,316
Eastern Health 11,945 143,342 147,035
Echuca Regional Health 583 6,990 7,292
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 3,405 3,053
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 29,513 29,994
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 2,708 2,509
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 33,603 32,592
Maryborough District Health Service 259 3,108 3,023
Melbourne Health 9,809 117,713 117,173
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 55,745 57,268
Monash Health 20,127 241,524 251,254
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 18,690 18,846
Northern Health 6,943 83,316 86,917
Peninsula Health 7,145 85,741 85,411
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 20,648 20,460
Portland District Health 355 4,255 4,133
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 19,564 19,526
South West Healthcare 1,779 21,345 22,072
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 81,865 84,507
Stawell Regional Health 225 2,696 2,769
Swan Hill District Health 574 6,891 6,818
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 67,576 77,991
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 18,857 19,508
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 43,653 43,421
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 13,273 14,214
Western District Health Service 630 7,556 6,255
Western Health 10,668 128,020 133,404
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 10,033 10,022
Total 148,267 1,779,200 1,840,373

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.