Victorian report, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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
296,769,968 296,769,968 296,769,968
Commonwealth
Block funding
41,687,584 41,687,584 41,687,584
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,315,651 7,315,651 7,315,651
Total C'wealth
funding
345,773,204 296,769,968 41,687,584 7,315,651 345,773,204
VIC
funding
412,891,405 412,859,315 32,090 0 412,891,405
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 758,664,609 709,629,283 41,687,584 7,347,742 0 758,664,609

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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
2,704,561,946 2,704,561,946 2,704,561,946
Commonwealth
Block funding
363,367,656 363,367,656 363,367,656
Commonwealth
Other funding
66,480,766 66,480,766 66,480,766
Total C'wealth
funding
3,134,410,368 2,704,561,946 363,367,656 66,480,766 3,134,410,368
VIC
funding
3,447,074,182 3,444,576,028 2,498,154 0 3,447,074,182
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,581,484,550 6,149,137,974 363,367,656 68,978,920 0 6,581,484,550

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 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 March 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 63,404,909 63,404,909
Total 105,092,493 102,853,379 2,239,114 105,092,493

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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 363,367,656 363,367,656
State/territory Block funding 493,855,365 493,855,365
Total 857,223,021 842,807,639 14,415,383 857,223,022

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 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) 709,629,283 709,629,283 6,150,879,990 6,149,137,974
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 105,092,493 105,092,493 857,223,021 857,223,022
Other
Public health funding 7,315,651 7,315,651 66,480,766 66,480,766
Overdeposit 0 0 0 1,742,016
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 32,090 32,090 756,139 756,139
Total Other (Pool) 7,347,742 7,347,742 67,236,905 68,978,920
Grand Total 822,069,517 822,069,517 7,075,339,916 7,075,339,916

*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, March 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 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 8,399,000 2,023,000 10,422,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 486,000 486,000
Alfred Health 55,112,000 4,394,000 59,506,000
Alpine Health 0 921,000 921,000
Austin Health 45,953,972 4,378,000 50,331,972
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,211,000 491,348 4,702,348
Ballarat Health Services 17,678,000 2,840,646 20,518,646
Barwon Health 32,788,000 3,985,225 36,773,225
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,664,000 153,000 2,817,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 346,000 346,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 329,000 329,000
Benalla Health 1,461,000 23,000 1,484,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,735,000 3,975,625 20,710,625
Boort District Health 0 185,000 185,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,999,000 75,000 2,074,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 300,000 300,000
Castlemaine Health 1,504,000 21,000 1,525,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,408,000 350,000 4,758,000
Cobram District Health 0 521,000 521,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 406,000 406,000
Colac Area Health 1,888,000 20,000 1,908,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,461,000 0 3,461,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,350,000 70,000 3,420,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 95,000 95,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,353,000 330,290 1,683,290
East Wimmera Health Service 0 845,000 845,000
Eastern Health 56,607,861 7,302,000 63,909,861
Echuca Regional Health 3,304,000 544,918 3,848,918
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 282,000 282,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,486,000 98,000 1,584,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,638,000 2,049,000 13,687,000
Heathcote Health 0 180,000 180,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 671,000 671,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 154,200 154,200
Heywood Rural Health 0 197,000 197,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 152,000 152,000
Kerang District Health 0 496,000 496,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 916,000 916,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 426,000 426,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,048,000 6,000 1,054,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 716,000 716,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,344,000 3,142,000 15,486,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 200,000 200,000
Maldon Hospital 0 89,000 89,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 331,000 331,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 547,000 547,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,334,000 26,000 1,360,000
Melbourne Health 47,841,000 11,096,600 58,937,600
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 21,955,000 2,522,000 24,477,000
Monash Health 95,010,800 9,546,000 104,556,800
Moyne Health Services 0 298,000 298,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 162,000 162,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,931,000 407,000 7,338,000
Northern Health 32,458,600 1,068,000 33,526,600
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,302,944 1,302,944
Omeo District Health 0 145,000 145,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 484,000 484,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 218,000 218,000
Peninsula Health 32,139,400 3,260,000 35,399,400
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,573,750 314,000 8,887,750
Portland District Health 1,930,000 19,000 1,949,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,268,000 1,353,700 8,621,700
Robinvale District Health Services 0 473,000 473,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 410,000 410,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 681,000 681,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 991,000 991,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 431,000 431,000
South West Healthcare 8,683,000 1,773,813 10,456,813
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,946,000 4,740,000 36,686,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,101,000 31,000 1,132,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,561,000 123,000 2,684,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 276,000 276,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 448,000 448,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,849,000 2,863,000 35,712,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,663,000 188,000 6,851,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,441,000 343,000 15,784,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 311,000 311,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 307,000 307,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,976,000 3,976,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,903,000 313,000 5,216,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,060,000 1,060,000
Western District Health Service 2,895,000 659,000 3,554,000
Western Health 47,035,000 1,679,000 48,714,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,055,000 367,000 4,422,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 412,000 412,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 656,000 656,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 187,000 187,000
Total 702,966,383 101,984,309 804,950,692

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 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 74,002,559 16,473,764 90,476,323
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,305,043 4,305,043
Alfred Health 480,119,117 38,388,345 518,507,462
Alpine Health 0 8,317,579 8,317,579
Austin Health 401,374,874 35,529,134 436,904,008
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 36,605,000 1,674,074 38,279,074
Ballarat Health Services 153,072,312 21,949,122 175,021,434
Barwon Health 286,751,469 31,281,224 318,032,693
Bass Coast Regional Health 21,700,607 872,000 22,572,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,039,041 3,039,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,774,902 2,774,902
Benalla Health 12,705,000 205,000 12,910,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 146,147,607 30,453,316 176,600,923
Boort District Health 0 1,626,733 1,626,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 17,386,000 668,000 18,054,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,633,119 2,633,119
Castlemaine Health 14,590,000 197,000 14,787,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 38,335,000 1,598,000 39,933,000
Cobram District Health 0 4,543,746 4,543,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,621,736 3,621,736
Colac Area Health 16,427,000 207,000 16,634,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 30,711,779 0 30,711,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 30,232,288 417,000 30,649,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 814,555 814,555
East Grampians Health Service 11,748,000 954,923 12,702,923
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,325,451 7,325,451
Eastern Health 473,510,679 61,738,028 535,248,707
Echuca Regional Health 28,710,217 1,692,312 30,402,529
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,477,714 2,477,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 12,938,000 264,000 13,202,000
Goulburn Valley Health 100,049,902 16,470,431 116,520,333
Heathcote Health 0 1,589,156 1,589,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,974,180 5,974,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,352,498 1,352,498
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,717,113 1,717,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,323,921 1,323,921
Kerang District Health 0 4,474,552 4,474,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,183,264 8,183,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,735,704 3,735,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,498,617 100,083 9,598,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,391,146 6,391,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 107,802,627 25,931,465 133,734,092
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,746,066 1,746,066
Maldon Hospital 0 779,439 779,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,881,074 2,881,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,922,261 4,922,261
Maryborough District Health Service 11,596,000 373,500 11,969,500
Melbourne Health 421,305,852 95,991,179 517,297,031
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 192,650,216 19,841,720 212,491,936
Monash Health 819,353,734 83,058,146 902,411,880
Moyne Health Services 0 2,606,800 2,606,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,356,390 1,356,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 60,649,339 2,081,500 62,730,839
Northern Health 264,112,255 7,823,000 271,935,255
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,275,990 6,275,990
Omeo District Health 0 1,215,571 1,215,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,250,959 4,250,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,905,738 1,905,738
Peninsula Health 272,136,102 27,476,808 299,612,910
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 74,124,450 2,574,000 76,698,450
Portland District Health 16,803,000 268,000 17,071,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 63,991,221 9,049,031 73,040,252
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,148,015 4,148,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,598,009 3,598,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,982,200 5,982,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,898,106 8,898,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,913,201 3,913,201
South West Healthcare 76,475,743 12,467,457 88,943,200
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 278,572,395 40,889,520 319,461,915
Stawell Regional Health 9,574,000 301,000 9,875,000
Swan Hill District Health 22,270,000 605,000 22,875,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,410,476 2,410,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,926,775 3,926,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 287,301,171 23,927,024 311,228,195
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 58,174,250 1,359,000 59,533,250
The Royal Women's Hospital 143,734,570 1,730,799 145,465,369
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,770,159 2,770,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,939,170 2,939,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 35,591,459 35,591,459
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 42,628,000 1,750,000 44,378,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,207,919 9,207,919
Western District Health Service 25,326,040 3,335,000 28,661,040
Western Health 410,321,821 13,484,976 423,806,797
Wimmera Health Care Group 35,288,000 1,471,000 36,759,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,630,960 3,630,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,991,242 5,991,242
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,671,799 1,671,799
Total 6,090,806,813 835,762,812 6,926,569,625

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 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 1,745 13,560 17,722
Alfred Health 12,958 104,111 136,729
Austin Health 9,370 88,700 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,145 9,169 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,005 37,379 50,061
Barwon Health 7,491 71,013 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 636 5,183 6,821
Benalla Health 374 2,729 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,677 37,961 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 646 2,691 3,066
Castlemaine Health 567 3,296 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 897 8,520 11,434
Colac Area Health 544 3,586 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 0 12,377 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 5,778 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 248 2,533 3,426
Eastern Health 13,682 113,679 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 894 5,901 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 304 2,387 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,637 23,002 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 267 1,988 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,936 24,975 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 222 2,304 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,470 89,153 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,784 44,038 58,880
Monash Health 23,850 195,469 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,700 14,559 19,289
Northern Health 9,271 68,191 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,822 65,757 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,273 16,356 21,125
Portland District Health 373 3,205 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,546 14,842 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,444 16,458 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,231 64,719 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 292 2,201 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 995 5,647 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,954 59,834 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,518 14,855 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,250 33,097 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 880 10,637 14,635
Western District Health Service 774 5,021 6,369
Western Health 10,903 102,017 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,225 8,104 10,317
Total 161,457 1,416,979 1,883,281

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.