Victorian report, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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 March 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.

In March 2014, the Commonwealth provided Victoria with additional public hospital funding of $22,139,573.59 under the 2013-14 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) funding measure: Public Hospital System - additional funding. This funding was provided to offset the downward adjustment to 2013-14 NHR funding applied at the MYEFO due to the application of updated NHR funding indexation parameters. A requirement of the provision of this funding was that the funding be provided to LHNs through the National Health Funding Pool and / or State Managed Fund.

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, March 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 March 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
256,774,562 256,774,562 256,774,562
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,171,365 30,171,365 30,171,365
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,666,679 6,666,679 6,666,679
Total C'wealth
funding
293,612,606 256,774,562 30,171,365 6,666,679 293,612,606
VIC
funding
218,962,480 218,872,266 90,214 0 218,962,480
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 512,575,086 475,646,828 30,171,365 6,756,893 0 512,575,086

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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
2,296,727,688 2,296,727,688 2,296,727,688
Commonwealth
Block funding
271,387,367 271,387,367 271,387,367
Commonwealth
Other funding
60,550,706 60,550,706 60,550,706
Total C'wealth
funding
2,628,665,761 2,296,727,688 271,387,367 60,550,706 2,628,665,761
VIC
funding
3,089,330,426 3,088,283,609 1,046,817 0 3,089,330,426
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 5,717,996,186 5,385,011,296 271,387,367 61,597,523 0 5,717,996,186

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, March 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 March 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 30,171,365 30,171,365
State/territory Block funding 44,933,619 44,933,619
Total 75,104,984 73,683,078 1,421,906 75,104,984

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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 271,387,367 271,387,367
State/territory Block funding 549,454,931 549,454,931
Total 820,842,298 807,552,202 13,290,096 820,842,298

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, March 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 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) 475,646,828 475,646,828 5,385,011,296 5,385,011,296
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 75,104,984 75,104,984 820,842,298 820,842,298
Other
Public health funding 6,666,679 6,666,679 60,550,706 60,550,706
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 90,214 90,214 1,046,817 1,046,817
Total Other (Pool) 6,756,893 6,756,893 61,597,523 61,597,523
Grand Total 557,508,705 557,508,705 6,267,451,117 6,267,451,117

*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, March 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 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 5,369,611 1,535,775 6,905,386
Alexandra District Hospital 0 342,380 342,380
Alfred Health 36,872,326 3,704,850 40,577,176
Alpine Health 0 687,000 687,000
Austin Health 32,225,447 2,791,950 35,017,397
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,834,000 56,865 2,890,865
Ballarat Health Services 12,049,922 2,036,200 14,086,122
Barwon Health 21,997,474 2,707,150 24,704,624
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,133,000 112,079 1,245,079
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 256,000 256,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 227,000 227,000
Benalla Health 1,038,000 16,750 1,054,750
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,442,166 2,740,050 14,182,216
Boort District Health 0 139,000 139,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,452,000 65,350 1,517,350
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 216,000 216,000
Castlemaine Health 1,147,000 26,920 1,173,920
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,117,000 87,615 3,204,615
Cobram District Health 0 352,100 352,100
Cohuna District Hospital 0 295,000 295,000
Colac Area Health 1,338,000 51,745 1,389,745
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,672,966 0 2,672,966
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,317,000 52,015 2,369,015
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 68,000 68,000
East Grampians Health Service 959,000 18,760 977,760
East Wimmera Health Service 0 613,000 613,000
Eastern Health 37,249,929 5,702,750 42,952,679
Echuca Regional Health 2,041,000 122,515 2,163,515
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 215,000 215,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,059,000 29,835 1,088,835
Goulburn Valley Health 7,778,920 1,535,300 9,314,220
Heathcote Health 0 119,000 119,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 499,000 499,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 118,600 118,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 248,000 248,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 114,000 114,000
Kerang District Health 0 369,000 369,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 614,000 614,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 316,000 316,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 769,000 10,000 779,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 532,000 532,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 8,542,008 2,470,750 11,012,758
Lorne Community Hospital 0 143,000 143,000
Maldon Hospital 0 67,000 67,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 240,600 240,600
Mansfield District Hospital 0 380,000 380,000
Maryborough District Health Service 953,000 34,995 987,995
Melbourne Health 34,189,169 8,068,950 42,258,119
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 14,441,205 1,620,050 16,061,255
Monash Health 62,061,581 7,127,560 69,189,141
Moyne Health Services 0 222,200 222,200
Nathalia District Hospital 0 115,000 115,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,742,000 385,695 5,127,695
Northern Health 19,483,000 828,300 20,311,300
Numurkah District Health Service 0 396,000 396,000
Omeo District Health 0 102,000 102,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 375,140 375,140
Otway Health & Community Services 0 162,000 162,000
Peninsula Health 21,482,321 2,327,250 23,809,571
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,203,000 470,850 5,673,850
Portland District Health 1,311,000 48,600 1,359,600
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,899,892 999,750 5,899,642
Robinvale District Health Services 0 338,080 338,080
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 313,920 313,920
Rural Northwest Health 0 509,940 509,940
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 705,000 705,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 318,000 318,000
South West Healthcare 5,853,620 1,133,225 6,986,845
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,484,745 3,462,850 25,947,595
Stawell Regional Health 775,000 37,825 812,825
Swan Hill District Health 1,779,000 125,285 1,904,285
Tallangatta Health Service 0 205,000 205,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 320,000 320,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 21,795,445 1,876,882 23,672,327
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,588,000 179,000 4,767,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,091,000 -19,350 10,071,650
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 246,000 246,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 227,000 227,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,964,967 2,964,967
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,338,000 209,320 3,547,320
West Wimmera Health Service 0 777,850 777,850
Western District Health Service 1,998,000 398,475 2,396,475
Western Health 31,435,000 1,393,450 32,828,450
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,743,000 85,455 2,828,455
Yarram & District Health Service 0 316,860 316,860
Yarrawonga Health 0 470,000 470,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 143,000 143,000
Total 471,051,747 73,068,278 544,120,025

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 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 60,165,461 13,505,690 73,671,151
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,902,276 3,902,276
Alfred Health 432,148,348 40,780,402 472,928,750
Alpine Health 0 7,830,525 7,830,525
Austin Health 361,330,828 33,589,627 394,920,455
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 31,833,000 880,398 32,713,398
Ballarat Health Services 133,891,226 20,607,486 154,498,712
Barwon Health 246,766,856 30,236,738 277,003,594
Bass Coast Regional Health 19,655,000 862,477 20,517,477
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,902,380 2,902,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,593,686 2,593,686
Benalla Health 11,615,000 175,834 11,790,834
Bendigo Health Care Group 127,157,433 29,350,479 156,507,912
Boort District Health 0 1,561,246 1,561,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 16,464,000 796,900 17,260,900
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,443,014 2,443,014
Castlemaine Health 12,831,000 263,380 13,094,380
Central Gippsland Health Service 35,036,755 1,278,129 36,314,884
Cobram District Health 0 4,004,054 4,004,054
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,457,956 3,457,956
Colac Area Health 14,997,000 571,951 15,568,951
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 29,753,879 0 29,753,879
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 15,000 15,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 26,398,633 503,457 26,902,090
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 752,934 752,934
East Grampians Health Service 10,736,000 297,850 11,033,850
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,002,090 7,002,090
Eastern Health 410,587,595 59,771,510 470,359,105
Echuca Regional Health 23,017,330 1,245,619 24,262,949
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,453,503 2,453,503
Gippsland Southern Health Service 11,853,000 326,452 12,179,452
Goulburn Valley Health 86,376,187 15,982,470 102,358,657
Heathcote Health 0 1,361,423 1,361,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,677,106 5,677,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,309,880 1,309,880
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,748,254 1,748,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,260,187 1,260,187
Kerang District Health 0 4,351,826 4,351,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,314,449 7,314,449
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,564,844 3,564,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 8,603,000 126,144 8,729,144
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,579,035 6,579,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 95,093,275 25,456,486 120,549,761
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,622,453 1,622,453
Maldon Hospital 0 758,148 758,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,695,537 2,695,537
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,432,636 4,432,636
Maryborough District Health Service 10,650,000 522,241 11,172,241
Melbourne Health 403,317,005 90,740,030 494,057,035
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 164,524,472 18,024,123 182,548,595
Monash Health 688,845,743 80,995,692 769,841,435
Moyne Health Services 0 2,500,486 2,500,486
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,308,737 1,308,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 53,990,694 2,158,966 56,149,660
Northern Health 218,395,750 8,505,125 226,900,875
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,611,743 5,611,743
Omeo District Health 0 1,183,831 1,183,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,276,972 4,276,972
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,828,556 1,828,556
Peninsula Health 239,336,588 26,831,598 266,168,186
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 59,154,000 7,032,202 66,186,202
Portland District Health 14,698,000 544,558 15,242,558
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 55,896,526 6,920,630 62,817,156
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,824,904 3,824,904
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,373,928 3,373,928
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,759,276 5,759,276
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,161,965 8,161,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,745,804 3,745,804
South West Healthcare 65,043,831 11,528,900 76,572,731
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 250,349,308 39,208,453 289,557,761
Stawell Regional Health 8,648,000 340,465 8,988,465
Swan Hill District Health 20,055,000 827,430 20,882,430
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,316,963 2,316,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,686,641 3,686,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 245,459,991 20,635,311 266,095,302
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 51,506,000 1,985,100 53,491,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 134,087,793 -742,367 133,345,426
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,662,698 2,662,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,578,670 2,578,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 33,361,851 33,361,851
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 37,466,000 1,739,622 39,205,622
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,793,259 8,793,259
Western District Health Service 22,479,000 3,104,102 25,583,102
Western Health 352,266,998 15,543,255 367,810,253
Wimmera Health Care Group 30,831,000 882,122 31,713,122
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,488,385 3,488,385
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,443,735 5,443,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,617,308 1,617,308
Total 5,333,312,505 801,057,191 6,134,369,696

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, March 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 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 1,372 12,348 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 94,365 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 82,098 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 8,271 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 32,247 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 61,524 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 4,716 6,293
Benalla Health 254 2,286 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 33,705 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 2,727 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 8,082 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 2,997 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 6,804 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 5,058 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 2,367 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 100,710 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 4,887 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 2,466 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 20,871 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 1,980 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 23,310 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 2,286 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 87,066 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 37,341 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 167,868 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 13,113 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 57,330 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 59,733 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 15,624 20,834
Portland District Health 344 3,096 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 11,190 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 14,391 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 58,527 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 2,034 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 4,851 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 48,483 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 13,914 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 29,088 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 9,189 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 5,499 7,331
Western Health 9,846 88,614 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 7,119 9,487
Total 139,191 1,250,175 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.