Victorian report, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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
284,368,688 284,368,688 284,368,688
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
332,276,032 284,368,688 40,875,180 7,032,165 332,276,032
VIC
funding
238,074,120 228,237,512 9,836,607 0 238,074,120
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 570,350,152 512,606,200 40,875,180 16,868,772 0 570,350,152

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 2015.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
3,037,701,884 3,037,701,884 3,037,701,884
Commonwealth
Block funding
417,303,031 417,303,031 417,303,031
Commonwealth
Other funding
77,391,265 77,391,265 77,391,265
Total C'wealth
funding
3,532,396,181 3,037,701,884 417,303,031 77,391,265 3,532,396,181
VIC
funding
3,881,223,168 3,859,355,991 21,867,177 0 3,881,223,168
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,413,619,350 6,897,057,876 417,303,031 99,258,443 0 7,413,619,350

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, May 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 May 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 33,009,261 33,009,261
Total 73,884,441 71,940,396 1,944,046 73,884,441

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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 417,303,031 417,303,031
State/territory Block funding 555,275,057 555,275,058
Total 972,578,089 950,755,164 21,822,925 972,578,090

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, May 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 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) 522,289,418 512,606,200 6,917,875,585 6,897,057,876
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 73,884,441 73,884,441 972,578,089 972,578,090
Other
Public health funding 7,032,165 7,032,165 77,391,265 77,391,265
Overdeposit 0 9,683,218 15,070 20,832,779
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 153,390 153,390 1,034,398 1,034,398
Total Other (Pool) 7,185,554 16,868,772 78,440,733 99,258,443
Grand Total 603,359,413 603,359,413 7,968,894,407 7,968,894,408

*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, May 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during May 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 5,707,000 1,361,000 7,068,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 359,000 359,000
Alfred Health 42,006,000 3,842,110 45,848,110
Alpine Health 0 730,000 730,000
Austin Health 35,377,000 3,040,940 38,417,940
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,226,000 139,000 3,365,000
Ballarat Health Services 13,362,000 2,153,653 15,515,653
Barwon Health 24,688,000 2,696,975 27,384,975
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,936,000 84,000 2,020,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 274,000 274,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 250,000 250,000
Benalla Health 1,152,000 20,000 1,172,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,862,000 2,729,194 15,591,194
Boort District Health 0 146,000 146,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,597,000 53,000 1,650,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 262,910 262,910
Castlemaine Health 1,276,000 15,000 1,291,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,516,000 139,527 3,655,527
Cobram District Health 0 433,000 433,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 311,000 311,000
Colac Area Health 1,477,000 19,000 1,496,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,726,000 0 2,726,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,576,000 29,000 2,605,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 80,434 80,434
East Grampians Health Service 1,050,000 23,000 1,073,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 652,000 652,000
Eastern Health 33,192,000 5,549,927 38,741,927
Echuca Regional Health 2,374,000 94,000 2,468,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,170,000 12,000 1,182,000
Goulburn Valley Health 8,604,000 1,593,285 10,197,285
Heathcote Health 0 137,000 137,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 534,000 534,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 121,000 121,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 156,000 156,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 134,455 134,455
Kerang District Health 0 391,000 391,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 690,000 690,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 340,000 340,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 816,000 14,000 830,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 563,000 563,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,422,000 2,487,825 11,909,825
Lorne Community Hospital 0 164,500 164,500
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 256,000 256,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 412,500 412,500
Maryborough District Health Service 1,047,000 15,000 1,062,000
Melbourne Health 27,764,000 6,359,645 34,123,645
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 16,314,000 1,583,500 17,897,500
Monash Health 70,550,000 7,149,829 77,699,829
Moyne Health Services 0 233,000 233,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 123,000 123,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,294,000 379,016 5,673,016
Northern Health 21,957,000 760,000 22,717,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 440,000 440,000
Omeo District Health 0 127,000 127,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 382,000 382,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 173,000 173,000
Peninsula Health 24,071,000 2,302,500 26,373,500
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,998,000 221,000 6,219,000
Portland District Health 1,469,000 53,614 1,522,614
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,419,000 827,825 6,246,825
Robinvale District Health Services 0 356,000 356,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 347,910 347,910
Rural Northwest Health 0 539,000 539,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 769,000 769,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 345,000 345,000
South West Healthcare 6,412,000 952,000 7,364,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 24,496,000 3,695,221 28,191,221
Stawell Regional Health 873,000 26,000 899,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,039,000 37,000 2,076,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 220,000 220,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 344,000 344,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,952,000 1,546,500 26,498,500
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,059,000 121,000 5,180,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 8,625,000 -96,500 8,528,500
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 243,000 243,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 245,000 245,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,128,000 3,128,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,832,000 113,000 3,945,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 820,000 820,000
Western District Health Service 2,323,000 254,000 2,577,000
Western Health 35,805,000 1,311,646 37,116,646
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,140,000 107,500 3,247,500
Yarram & District Health Service 0 329,000 329,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 502,000 502,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 148,000 148,000
Total 507,551,000 71,324,441 578,875,441

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 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 77,302,600 18,167,450 95,470,050
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,704,141 4,704,141
Alfred Health 558,483,414 45,664,498 604,147,912
Alpine Health 0 9,530,524 9,530,524
Austin Health 455,683,776 40,046,642 495,730,418
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 41,469,000 1,677,948 43,146,948
Ballarat Health Services 172,866,760 25,452,713 198,319,473
Barwon Health 320,439,544 35,490,583 355,930,127
Bass Coast Regional Health 24,845,000 1,092,751 25,937,751
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,563,260 3,563,260
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,220,247 3,220,247
Benalla Health 14,812,000 288,500 15,100,500
Bendigo Health Care Group 165,725,224 34,929,507 200,654,731
Boort District Health 0 1,891,312 1,891,312
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 20,639,387 721,900 21,361,287
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,030,132 3,030,132
Castlemaine Health 16,389,000 250,440 16,639,440
Central Gippsland Health Service 45,172,807 1,433,777 46,606,584
Cobram District Health 0 5,308,983 5,308,983
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,158,376 4,158,376
Colac Area Health 18,982,000 338,192 19,320,192
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 35,542,824 0 35,542,824
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 33,261,744 634,529 33,896,273
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 932,544 932,544
East Grampians Health Service 13,499,000 610,450 14,109,450
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,445,130 9,445,130
Eastern Health 527,748,164 70,767,351 598,515,515
Echuca Regional Health 32,322,483 1,504,688 33,827,171
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,948,654 2,948,654
Gippsland Southern Health Service 15,057,000 216,274 15,273,274
Goulburn Valley Health 110,985,619 18,981,991 129,967,610
Heathcote Health 0 1,807,935 1,807,935
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,961,114 6,961,114
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,601,362 1,601,362
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,009,306 2,009,306
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,560,249 1,560,249
Kerang District Health 0 5,200,160 5,200,160
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,705,250 9,705,250
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,367,562 4,367,562
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,867,596 208,000 11,075,596
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,400,446 7,400,446
Latrobe Regional Hospital 121,597,457 29,849,312 151,446,769
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,015,179 2,015,179
Maldon Hospital 0 914,807 914,807
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,309,718 3,309,718
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,399,695 5,399,695
Maryborough District Health Service 13,471,000 381,525 13,852,525
Melbourne Health 472,186,356 106,140,797 578,327,153
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 210,067,828 21,299,787 231,367,615
Monash Health 909,524,446 94,021,817 1,003,546,263
Moyne Health Services 0 3,070,138 3,070,138
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,595,092 1,595,092
Northeast Health Wangaratta 68,454,965 2,870,478 71,325,443
Northern Health 283,173,341 9,797,938 292,971,279
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,943,564 6,943,564
Omeo District Health 0 1,476,387 1,476,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,070,224 5,070,224
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,242,141 2,242,141
Peninsula Health 309,913,899 30,866,915 340,780,814
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 77,766,138 3,931,794 81,697,932
Portland District Health 18,882,000 337,748 19,219,748
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 69,958,450 9,881,925 79,840,375
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,657,111 4,657,111
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,168,511 4,168,511
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,029,922 7,029,922
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,156,222 10,156,222
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,589,060 4,589,060
South West Healthcare 85,469,995 13,869,860 99,339,855
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 315,336,657 44,981,921 360,318,578
Stawell Regional Health 11,234,000 387,470 11,621,470
Swan Hill District Health 26,204,000 734,485 26,938,485
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,842,251 2,842,251
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,518,903 4,518,903
The Royal Children's Hospital 321,149,024 22,032,297 343,181,321
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 65,214,009 1,588,500 66,802,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 159,923,195 -2,131,100 157,792,095
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,239,016 3,239,016
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,171,668 3,171,668
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 40,277,000 40,277,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 49,282,105 2,032,663 51,314,768
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,698,903 10,698,903
Western District Health Service 29,828,000 3,745,270 33,573,270
Western Health 460,784,927 16,751,196 477,536,123
Wimmera Health Care Group 40,386,627 1,538,455 41,925,082
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,323,049 4,323,049
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,685,786 6,685,786
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,936,340 1,936,340
Total 6,831,903,361 943,066,611 7,774,969,972

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, May 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 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 17,173 17,342
Alfred Health 11,040 121,445 133,100
Austin Health 9,519 104,709 116,448
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 10,996 11,812
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 42,043 48,984
Barwon Health 7,322 80,540 92,685
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 6,108 6,705
Benalla Health 265 2,917 3,404
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 43,518 50,465
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 4,933 4,454
Castlemaine Health 317 3,486 4,082
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 10,691 11,177
Colac Area Health 344 3,779 4,404
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 3,403 16,428
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 6,562 7,441
East Grampians Health Service 270 2,971 3,316
Eastern Health 11,945 131,397 147,016
Echuca Regional Health 583 6,408 7,292
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 3,121 3,053
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 27,053 29,993
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 2,482 2,509
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 30,802 32,568
Maryborough District Health Service 259 2,849 3,023
Melbourne Health 9,809 107,903 117,158
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 51,099 57,268
Monash Health 20,127 221,397 251,237
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 17,132 18,845
Northern Health 6,943 76,373 86,898
Peninsula Health 7,145 78,596 85,388
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 18,927 20,002
Portland District Health 355 3,900 4,133
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 17,934 19,526
South West Healthcare 1,779 19,566 22,072
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 75,043 84,489
Stawell Regional Health 225 2,471 2,769
Swan Hill District Health 574 6,317 6,818
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 61,944 77,991
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 17,286 19,500
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 40,015 43,421
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 12,167 14,214
Western District Health Service 630 6,926 6,255
Western Health 10,668 117,351 133,374
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 9,197 10,022
Total 148,267 1,630,933 1,839,081

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.