Victorian report, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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
277,875,250 277,875,250 277,875,250
Commonwealth
Block funding
40,875,180 40,875,180 40,875,180
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,032,165 7,032,165 7,032,165
Total C'wealth
funding
325,782,594 277,875,250 40,875,180 7,032,165 325,782,594
VIC
funding
394,002,568 392,562,419 1,440,149 0 394,002,569
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 719,785,162 670,437,669 40,875,180 8,472,314 0 719,785,162

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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
2,468,964,509 2,468,964,509 2,468,964,509
Commonwealth
Block funding
335,552,672 335,552,672 335,552,672
Commonwealth
Other funding
63,326,936 63,326,936 63,326,936
Total C'wealth
funding
2,867,844,118 2,468,964,509 335,552,672 63,326,936 2,867,844,118
VIC
funding
3,365,022,144 3,362,720,008 2,302,136 0 3,365,022,144
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,232,866,261 5,831,684,517 335,552,672 65,629,072 0 6,232,866,261

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, March 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 March 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 40,875,180 40,875,180
State/territory Block funding 61,645,652 61,645,652
Total 102,520,832 95,813,751 6,707,081 102,520,832

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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 335,552,672 335,552,672
State/territory Block funding 487,491,073 487,491,073
Total 823,043,745 804,194,444 18,849,302 823,043,746

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 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) 671,843,743 670,437,669 5,833,090,591 5,831,684,517
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 102,520,832 102,520,832 823,043,745 823,043,746
Other
Public health funding 7,032,165 7,032,165 63,326,936 63,326,936
Overdeposit 0 1,406,074 15,070 1,421,144
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 34,075 34,075 880,992 880,992
Total Other (Pool) 7,066,240 8,472,314 64,222,998 65,629,072
Grand Total 781,430,814 781,430,814 6,720,357,334 6,720,357,335

*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, March 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 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 8,070,806 1,937,950 10,008,756
Alexandra District Hospital 0 451,800 451,800
Alfred Health 52,654,916 4,474,012 57,128,928
Alpine Health 0 914,000 914,000
Austin Health 44,187,000 4,349,109 48,536,109
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,027,000 133,390 4,160,390
Ballarat Health Services 16,880,054 2,631,050 19,511,104
Barwon Health 31,706,884 3,952,913 35,659,797
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,414,000 162,500 2,576,500
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 341,000 341,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 307,000 307,000
Benalla Health 1,438,000 31,050 1,469,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,060,000 3,474,300 19,534,300
Boort District Health 0 181,000 181,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,171,387 74,500 2,245,887
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 285,000 285,000
Castlemaine Health 1,592,000 39,250 1,631,250
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,388,000 167,600 4,555,600
Cobram District Health 0 518,350 518,350
Cohuna District Hospital 0 392,000 392,000
Colac Area Health 1,843,000 40,785 1,883,785
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,447,783 0 3,447,783
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 -1,000 -1,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,249,936 106,485 3,356,421
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 90,000 90,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,313,000 36,050 1,349,050
East Wimmera Health Service 0 812,000 812,000
Eastern Health 52,035,214 7,022,550 59,057,764
Echuca Regional Health 3,471,379 182,000 3,653,379
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 283,000 283,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,461,000 33,050 1,494,050
Goulburn Valley Health 10,750,000 1,960,050 12,710,050
Heathcote Health 0 174,000 174,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 667,000 667,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 160,600 160,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 196,000 196,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 148,000 148,000
Kerang District Health 0 482,000 482,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,013,584 1,013,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 421,000 421,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,131,596 19,000 1,150,596
Kyneton District Health Service 0 705,000 705,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,767,000 3,073,250 14,840,250
Lorne Community Hospital 0 193,000 193,000
Maldon Hospital 0 89,000 89,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 331,700 331,700
Mansfield District Hospital 0 504,000 504,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,308,000 35,850 1,343,850
Melbourne Health 45,519,000 10,486,650 56,005,650
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 20,184,000 2,356,400 22,540,400
Monash Health 88,909,743 9,037,024 97,946,767
Moyne Health Services 0 295,600 295,600
Nathalia District Hospital 0 154,000 154,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,746,937 425,825 7,172,762
Northern Health 27,541,000 1,006,750 28,547,750
Numurkah District Health Service 0 597,393 597,393
Omeo District Health 0 140,000 140,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 494,700 494,700
Otway Health & Community Services 0 217,000 217,000
Peninsula Health 30,069,000 3,052,000 33,121,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,491,000 652,751 8,143,751
Portland District Health 1,836,000 30,800 1,866,800
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,774,000 1,087,865 7,861,865
Robinvale District Health Services 0 452,200 452,200
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 410,400 410,400
Rural Northwest Health 0 693,800 693,800
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 957,000 957,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 428,000 428,000
South West Healthcare 8,831,800 1,442,362 10,274,162
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 30,597,000 4,431,947 35,028,947
Stawell Regional Health 1,091,000 55,970 1,146,970
Swan Hill District Health 2,545,000 141,350 2,686,350
Tallangatta Health Service 0 272,000 272,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 429,000 429,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 31,202,345 1,946,500 33,148,845
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,314,000 168,500 6,482,500
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,668,000 -178,500 14,489,500
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 320,400 320,400
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 305,000 305,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,906,000 3,906,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,783,000 279,650 5,062,650
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,038,650 1,038,650
Western District Health Service 2,894,000 503,030 3,397,030
Western Health 44,832,472 1,753,450 46,585,922
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,923,000 391,685 4,314,685
Yarram & District Health Service 0 426,800 426,800
Yarrawonga Health 0 628,000 628,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 185,000 185,000
Total 664,120,252 95,018,680 759,138,932

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 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 65,894,600 15,426,450 81,321,050
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,985,141 3,985,141
Alfred Health 459,467,414 38,204,027 497,671,441
Alpine Health 0 8,054,524 8,054,524
Austin Health 384,931,776 33,754,822 418,686,598
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 35,016,000 1,442,948 36,458,948
Ballarat Health Services 146,146,760 21,310,184 167,456,944
Barwon Health 271,066,544 30,073,461 301,140,005
Bass Coast Regional Health 20,978,000 938,751 21,916,751
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,998,260 2,998,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,707,247 2,707,247
Benalla Health 12,508,000 233,500 12,741,500
Bendigo Health Care Group 140,008,224 29,505,313 169,513,537
Boort District Health 0 1,587,312 1,587,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 17,591,387 601,900 18,193,287
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,520,222 2,520,222
Castlemaine Health 13,838,000 206,440 14,044,440
Central Gippsland Health Service 38,146,807 1,203,250 39,350,057
Cobram District Health 0 4,457,983 4,457,983
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,517,376 3,517,376
Colac Area Health 16,030,000 285,192 16,315,192
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 30,135,824 0 30,135,824
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 28,109,744 531,707 28,641,451
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 767,110 767,110
East Grampians Health Service 11,401,000 550,450 11,951,450
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,129,130 8,129,130
Eastern Health 446,357,164 59,558,567 505,915,731
Echuca Regional Health 27,572,483 1,333,688 28,906,171
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,492,654 2,492,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 12,716,000 178,274 12,894,274
Goulburn Valley Health 93,776,619 15,960,400 109,737,019
Heathcote Health 0 1,515,935 1,515,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,876,114 5,876,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,342,362 1,342,362
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,698,306 1,698,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,292,794 1,292,794
Kerang District Health 0 4,402,160 4,402,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,314,250 8,314,250
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,688,562 3,688,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,237,596 163,000 9,400,596
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,258,446 6,258,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 102,758,457 25,157,487 127,915,944
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,680,679 1,680,679
Maldon Hospital 0 772,807 772,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,783,718 2,783,718
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,567,195 4,567,195
Maryborough District Health Service 11,376,000 337,525 11,713,525
Melbourne Health 412,039,356 92,154,436 504,193,792
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 177,437,828 17,892,200 195,330,028
Monash Health 767,571,368 79,596,158 847,167,526
Moyne Health Services 0 2,584,138 2,584,138
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,335,092 1,335,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 57,876,965 2,148,430 60,025,395
Northern Health 239,497,308 8,196,739 247,694,047
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,048,564 6,048,564
Omeo District Health 0 1,221,387 1,221,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,293,224 4,293,224
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,881,141 1,881,141
Peninsula Health 261,771,899 26,295,016 288,066,915
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 65,773,138 2,972,092 68,745,230
Portland District Health 15,944,000 254,134 16,198,134
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 59,120,450 8,285,600 67,406,050
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,928,111 3,928,111
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,486,601 3,486,601
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,935,922 5,935,922
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,606,222 8,606,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,886,060 3,886,060
South West Healthcare 72,650,995 11,917,860 84,568,855
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 266,351,657 37,655,197 304,006,854
Stawell Regional Health 9,487,000 321,470 9,808,470
Swan Hill District Health 22,128,000 644,485 22,772,485
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,387,251 2,387,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,817,903 3,817,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 271,223,576 18,749,400 289,972,976
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 55,098,009 1,347,500 56,445,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 137,494,195 -1,765,600 135,728,595
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,734,016 2,734,016
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,667,668 2,667,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 34,024,000 34,024,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 41,621,105 1,686,900 43,308,005
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,054,903 9,054,903
Western District Health Service 25,190,000 3,214,270 28,404,270
Western Health 389,171,927 13,725,586 402,897,513
Wimmera Health Care Group 34,107,627 1,234,080 35,341,707
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,660,049 3,660,049
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,666,786 5,666,786
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,638,340 1,638,340
Total 5,776,620,802 797,750,954 6,574,371,756

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 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 14,051 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 99,364 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 85,671 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 8,997 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 34,399 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 65,896 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 4,998 6,663
Benalla Health 265 2,387 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 35,606 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 4,036 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 2,853 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 8,747 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 3,092 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 2,784 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 5,369 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 2,431 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 107,506 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 5,243 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 2,554 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 22,134 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 2,031 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 25,202 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 2,331 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 88,285 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 41,808 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 181,143 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 14,017 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 62,487 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 64,306 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 15,486 20,648
Portland District Health 355 3,191 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 14,673 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 16,009 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 61,399 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 2,022 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 5,168 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 50,682 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 14,143 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 32,739 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 9,955 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 5,667 7,556
Western Health 10,668 96,015 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 7,525 10,033
Total 148,267 1,334,400 1,779,200

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.