Victorian report, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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
299,082,830 299,082,830 299,082,830
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
348,122,981 299,082,830 41,687,584 7,352,567 348,122,981
VIC
funding
45,925,744 30,660,709 15,265,035 0 45,925,744
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 394,048,725 329,743,539 41,687,584 22,617,602 0 394,048,725

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
3,603,512,514 3,603,512,514 3,603,512,514
Commonwealth
Block funding
488,430,408 488,430,408 488,430,408
Commonwealth
Other funding
88,464,635 88,464,635 88,464,635
Total C'wealth
funding
4,180,407,558 3,603,512,514 488,430,408 88,464,635 4,180,407,558
VIC
funding
4,183,992,194 4,164,400,196 19,591,998 0 4,183,992,194
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 8,364,399,752 7,767,912,710 488,430,408 108,056,633 0 8,364,399,752

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 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 June 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 22,848,147 22,848,147
Total 64,535,731 60,209,997 4,325,735 64,535,731

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 488,430,408 488,430,408
State/territory Block funding 625,399,536 625,399,536
Total 1,113,829,944 1,084,869,446 28,960,498 1,113,829,944

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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) 344,971,374 329,743,539 7,786,568,007 7,767,912,710
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 64,535,731 64,535,731 1,113,829,944 1,113,829,944
Other
Public health funding 7,352,567 7,352,567 88,464,635 88,464,635
Overdeposit 0 15,227,835 0 18,655,297
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 37,200 37,200 936,701 936,701
Total Other (Pool) 7,389,767 22,617,602 89,401,336 108,056,633
Grand Total 416,896,872 416,896,872 8,989,799,287 8,989,799,288

*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, June 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 3,842,512 1,181,806 5,024,318
Alexandra District Hospital 0 229,215 229,215
Alfred Health 25,331,860 4,914,741 30,246,601
Alpine Health 0 430,672 430,672
Austin Health 21,034,425 2,710,990 23,745,415
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,925,238 88,100 2,013,338
Ballarat Health Services 8,206,014 1,669,632 9,875,646
Barwon Health 15,011,774 2,394,126 17,405,900
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,456,034 67,464 1,523,498
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 146,691 146,691
Beechworth Health Service 0 148,540 148,540
Benalla Health 675,166 73,448 748,614
Bendigo Health Care Group 7,661,719 2,124,415 9,786,134
Boort District Health 0 107,534 107,534
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 354,453 37,593 392,046
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 142,589 142,589
Castlemaine Health 1,165,654 45,949 1,211,603
Central Gippsland Health Service 2,017,174 58,342 2,075,516
Cobram District Health 0 238,682 238,682
Cohuna District Hospital 0 217,005 217,005
Colac Area Health 867,104 38,299 905,403
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,850,248 0 1,850,248
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 1,535,949 61,310 1,597,259
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 46,727 46,727
East Grampians Health Service 617,912 96,501 714,413
East Wimmera Health Service 0 426,619 426,619
Eastern Health 24,626,736 4,391,744 29,018,480
Echuca Regional Health 3,872,534 375,580 4,248,114
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 125,888 125,888
Gippsland Southern Health Service 682,978 -11,949 671,029
Goulburn Valley Health 5,253,432 1,149,334 6,402,766
Heathcote Health 0 99,667 99,667
Hepburn Health Service 0 318,025 318,025
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 75,300 75,300
Heywood Rural Health 0 95,464 95,464
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 86,304 86,304
Kerang District Health 0 278,772 278,772
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 406,927 406,927
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 201,042 201,042
Kyabram & District Health Services 479,664 2,872 482,536
Kyneton District Health Service 0 328,233 328,233
Latrobe Regional Hospital 5,651,865 1,671,881 7,323,746
Lorne Community Hospital 0 114,614 114,614
Maldon Hospital 0 41,591 41,591
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 150,152 150,152
Mansfield District Hospital 0 246,642 246,642
Maryborough District Health Service 611,852 11,979 623,831
Melbourne Health 22,350,171 6,209,225 28,559,396
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 10,050,459 1,181,979 11,232,438
Monash Health 42,888,908 6,743,239 49,632,147
Moyne Health Services 0 123,462 123,462
Nathalia District Hospital 0 92,737 92,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 3,171,025 415,254 3,586,279
Northern Health 13,642,087 1,357,044 14,999,131
Numurkah District Health Service 0 259,592 259,592
Omeo District Health 0 100,624 100,624
Orbost Regional Health 0 206,784 206,784
Otway Health & Community Services 0 104,980 104,980
Peninsula Health 14,264,487 1,657,381 15,921,868
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,884,390 34,448 3,918,838
Portland District Health 1,384,163 -35,077 1,349,086
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 3,327,438 720,492 4,047,930
Robinvale District Health Services 0 218,320 218,320
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 223,927 223,927
Rural Northwest Health 0 354,239 354,239
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 476,591 476,591
South Gippsland Hospital 0 132,355 132,355
South West Healthcare 3,905,191 860,088 4,765,279
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 14,623,536 2,927,603 17,551,139
Stawell Regional Health 504,570 20,197 524,767
Swan Hill District Health 1,171,009 111,438 1,282,447
Tallangatta Health Service 0 113,198 113,198
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 238,935 238,935
The Royal Children's Hospital 15,088,619 2,067,737 17,156,356
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 3,049,622 31,349 3,080,971
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,727,280 440,757 12,168,037
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 163,948 163,948
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 109,924 109,924
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 1,870,317 1,870,317
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 2,243,265 25,385 2,268,650
West Wimmera Health Service 0 559,434 559,434
Western District Health Service 1,324,469 226,212 1,550,681
Western Health 21,533,323 728,909 22,262,232
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,856,617 157,602 2,014,219
Yarram & District Health Service 0 237,241 237,241
Yarrawonga Health 0 306,171 306,171
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 92,137 92,137
Total 326,722,926 59,723,230 386,446,156

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 93,403,328 21,017,527 114,420,855
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,443,758 5,443,758
Alfred Health 613,488,102 51,884,084 665,372,186
Alpine Health 0 10,404,251 10,404,251
Austin Health 505,261,299 46,024,161 551,285,460
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 46,707,391 2,061,174 48,768,565
Ballarat Health Services 194,478,747 28,251,417 222,730,164
Barwon Health 361,973,163 40,555,409 402,528,572
Bass Coast Regional Health 28,082,495 1,122,464 29,204,959
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,813,732 3,813,732
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,506,442 3,506,442
Benalla Health 16,266,770 320,448 16,587,218
Bendigo Health Care Group 184,735,547 39,117,018 223,852,565
Boort District Health 0 2,067,267 2,067,267
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 21,948,343 878,593 22,826,936
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,328,708 3,328,708
Castlemaine Health 19,601,573 282,449 19,884,022
Central Gippsland Health Service 48,430,174 2,092,992 50,523,166
Cobram District Health 0 5,724,428 5,724,428
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,544,741 4,544,741
Colac Area Health 20,772,104 285,299 21,057,403
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 38,793,027 0 38,793,027
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 38,224,237 540,310 38,764,547
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 1,062,282 1,062,282
East Grampians Health Service 14,875,912 1,185,424 16,061,336
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,255,070 9,255,070
Eastern Health 596,380,316 79,821,930 676,202,246
Echuca Regional Health 39,164,864 2,441,792 41,606,656
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,123,602 3,123,602
Gippsland Southern Health Service 16,362,978 302,051 16,665,029
Goulburn Valley Health 126,329,009 21,120,552 147,449,561
Heathcote Health 0 2,030,823 2,030,823
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,504,205 7,504,205
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,703,798 1,703,798
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,164,577 2,164,577
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,681,225 1,681,225
Kerang District Health 0 5,673,324 5,673,324
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 10,236,191 10,236,191
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,708,746 4,708,746
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,945,281 114,955 12,060,236
Kyneton District Health Service 0 8,040,379 8,040,379
Latrobe Regional Hospital 136,175,756 33,131,435 169,307,191
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,218,680 2,218,680
Maldon Hospital 0 980,030 980,030
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,630,726 3,630,726
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,183,903 6,183,903
Maryborough District Health Service 14,789,229 437,479 15,226,708
Melbourne Health 529,967,023 123,038,320 653,005,343
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 242,345,675 25,458,897 267,804,572
Monash Health 1,031,993,151 108,478,694 1,140,471,845
Moyne Health Services 0 3,261,262 3,261,262
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,754,127 8,994,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 76,603,237 3,665,554 103,014,918
Northern Health 331,565,342 10,461,044 312,040,386
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,189,582 7,189,582
Omeo District Health 0 1,903,195 1,903,195
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,057,743 5,057,743
Otway Health & Community Services 0 5,642,593 37,735,329
Peninsula Health 343,404,325 32,671,002 352,773,591
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 93,579,840 2,843,448 89,644,288
Portland District Health 21,745,163 1,266,669 28,670,389
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 80,798,216 10,690,923 83,818,582
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,218,335 5,218,335
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,561,936 4,561,936
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,584,439 7,584,439
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 11,160,697 11,160,697
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,838,556 4,838,556
South West Healthcare 95,867,934 15,986,219 111,854,153
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 350,852,931 52,803,548 403,656,479
Stawell Regional Health 12,445,701 378,197 12,823,898
Swan Hill District Health 28,494,328 802,338 29,296,666
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,020,674 3,020,674
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,087,710 5,087,710
The Royal Children's Hospital 361,677,790 31,362,161 393,039,951
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 73,474,133 1,664,349 75,138,482
The Royal Women's Hospital 182,779,850 2,936,899 185,716,749
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,513,107 3,513,107
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,618,094 3,618,094
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 44,616,776 44,616,776
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 54,660,430 2,155,385 56,815,815
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,684,353 11,684,353
Western District Health Service 32,008,509 4,175,862 36,184,371
Western Health 516,651,144 17,142,885 533,794,029
Wimmera Health Care Group 45,334,524 1,831,602 47,166,126
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,614,201 4,614,201
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,515,413 7,515,413
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,121,936 2,121,936
Total 7,694,438,891 1,075,798,576 8,770,237,467

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 930 17,980 17,980
Alfred Health 0 0 0
Austin Health 17,345 147,372 147,372
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 10,816 118,257 118,449
Ballarat Health Services 1,274 12,732 12,732
Barwon Health 3,225 48,612 48,612
Bass Coast Regional Health 5,964 91,960 91,960
Benalla Health 551 7,005 7,005
Bendigo Health Care Group 843 4,321 4,498
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 5,357 50,672 50,721
Castlemaine Health 1,058 5,041 5,050
Central Gippsland Health Service 291 4,721 4,788
Colac Area Health 949 11,262 11,262
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 205 4,878 5,065
Djerriwarrh Health Services 0 12,377 10,657
East Grampians Health Service 317 7,408 7,558
Eastern Health 455 3,485 3,555
Echuca Regional Health 15,117 156,160 156,160
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,391 9,080 9,080
Goulburn Valley Health 306 3,301 3,325
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,833 30,107 30,107
Latrobe Regional Hospital 254 2,775 2,824
Maryborough District Health Service 0 0 0
Melbourne Health 4,104 34,951 35,013
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 0 0 0
Monash Health 0 0 0
Northeast Health Wangaratta 0 0 0
Northern Health 331 3,080 3,084
Peninsula Health 8,578 116,673 116,673
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,930 59,535 59,535
Portland District Health 28,462 271,632 271,632
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 0 0 0
South West Healthcare 1,580 19,540 19,540
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 4,929 91,663 91,663
Stawell Regional Health 8,600 90,001 90,001
Swan Hill District Health 0 20,901 20,309
The Royal Children's Hospital 181 4,132 4,184
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 2,691 20,626 20,626
The Royal Women's Hospital 1,496 19,388 19,568
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,877 21,223 21,223
Western District Health Service 5,836 85,017 85,204
Western Health 481 3,267 3,301
Wimmera Health Care Group 258 7,894 7,893
Total 7,451 79,193 79,327

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.