Victorian report, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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
303,097,769 303,097,769 303,097,769
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
352,101,005 303,097,769 41,687,584 7,315,651 352,101,005
VIC
funding
425,056,155 423,536,748 1,519,407 0 425,056,155
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 777,157,160 726,634,518 41,687,584 8,835,058 0 777,157,160

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 2016.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
3,304,429,684 3,304,429,684 3,304,429,684
Commonwealth
Block funding
446,742,824 446,742,824 446,742,824
Commonwealth
Other funding
81,112,068 81,112,068 81,112,068
Total C'wealth
funding
3,832,284,577 3,304,429,684 446,742,824 81,112,068 3,832,284,577
VIC
funding
4,138,066,450 4,133,739,487 4,326,963 0 4,138,066,450
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,970,351,027 7,438,169,171 446,742,824 85,439,031 0 7,970,351,027

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 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 May 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 67,142,035 67,142,035
Total 108,829,620 103,717,110 5,112,510 108,829,620

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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 446,742,824 446,742,824
State/territory Block funding 602,551,388 602,551,388
Total 1,049,294,213 1,024,659,450 24,634,763 1,049,294,213

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 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) 728,050,065 726,634,518 7,441,596,633 7,438,169,171
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 108,829,620 108,829,620 1,049,294,213 1,049,294,213
Other
Public health funding 7,315,651 7,315,651 81,112,068 81,112,068
Overdeposit 0 1,415,547 0 3,427,463
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 103,860 103,860 899,500 899,500
Total Other (Pool) 7,419,511 8,835,058 82,011,569 85,439,031
Grand Total 844,299,195 844,299,195 8,572,902,415 8,572,902,415

*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, May 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during May 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 8,841,257 1,873,457 10,714,714
Alexandra District Hospital 0 514,000 514,000
Alfred Health 63,980,125 5,061,998 69,042,123
Alpine Health 0 919,000 919,000
Austin Health 46,119,000 4,607,037 50,726,037
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,812,153 164,000 4,976,153
Ballarat Health Services 19,188,421 2,615,150 21,803,571
Barwon Health 33,988,920 3,986,746 37,975,666
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,954,854 84,000 3,038,854
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 346,000 346,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Benalla Health 1,716,604 24,000 1,740,604
Bendigo Health Care Group 17,548,221 3,610,467 21,158,688
Boort District Health 0 185,000 185,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 776,000 80,000 856,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 313,000 313,000
Castlemaine Health 2,670,919 20,000 2,690,919
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,555,000 227,000 4,782,000
Cobram District Health 0 531,000 531,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 393,000 393,000
Colac Area Health 1,967,000 24,000 1,991,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,457,000 0 3,457,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,428,000 33,000 3,461,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 128,000 128,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,431,000 37,000 1,468,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 838,000 838,000
Eastern Health 55,240,901 7,989,858 63,230,759
Echuca Regional Health 3,939,113 121,000 4,060,113
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 296,000 296,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,551,000 28,000 1,579,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,853,675 1,942,137 13,795,812
Heathcote Health 0 198,000 198,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 672,000 672,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 154,000 154,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 196,000 196,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 151,000 151,000
Kerang District Health 0 524,000 524,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 914,000 914,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 427,000 427,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,128,000 7,000 1,135,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 746,000 746,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,849,264 3,089,124 15,938,388
Lorne Community Hospital 0 199,000 199,000
Maldon Hospital 0 88,000 88,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 331,000 331,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 576,000 576,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,515,377 28,000 1,543,377
Melbourne Health 48,075,000 11,906,916 59,981,916
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 22,093,000 2,712,198 24,805,198
Monash Health 94,855,509 10,957,009 105,812,518
Moyne Health Services 0 294,000 294,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 154,000 154,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,239,873 181,000 7,420,873
Northern Health 29,986,000 905,000 30,891,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 591,000 591,000
Omeo District Health 0 136,000 136,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 474,000 474,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 217,000 217,000
Peninsula Health 32,092,736 3,456,875 35,549,611
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,791,000 1,014,813 9,805,813
Portland District Health 2,012,000 20,000 2,032,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,670,557 1,030,746 8,701,303
Robinvale District Health Services 0 472,000 472,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 409,000 409,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 697,000 697,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 991,000 991,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 445,000 445,000
South West Healthcare 8,670,000 1,402,174 10,072,174
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 32,116,000 5,143,425 37,259,425
Stawell Regional Health 1,487,131 33,000 1,520,131
Swan Hill District Health 3,005,319 52,000 3,057,319
Tallangatta Health Service 0 275,000 275,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 437,000 437,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 33,025,000 2,982,000 36,007,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,922,261 151,000 7,073,261
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,427,000 501,343 15,928,343
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 329,000 329,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 321,000 321,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,976,000 3,976,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,871,165 216,000 6,087,165
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,079,000 1,079,000
Western District Health Service 3,041,000 331,000 3,372,000
Western Health 47,186,000 1,485,000 48,671,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,944,907 113,000 5,057,907
Yarram & District Health Service 0 416,000 416,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 687,000 687,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 204,000 204,000
Total 720,023,262 102,820,473 822,843,735

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 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 89,560,816 19,835,721 109,396,537
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,214,543 5,214,543
Alfred Health 588,156,242 46,969,343 635,125,585
Alpine Health 0 9,973,579 9,973,579
Austin Health 484,226,874 43,313,171 527,540,045
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 44,782,153 1,973,074 46,755,227
Ballarat Health Services 186,272,733 26,581,785 212,854,518
Barwon Health 346,961,389 38,161,283 385,122,672
Bass Coast Regional Health 26,626,461 1,055,000 27,681,461
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,667,041 3,667,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,357,902 3,357,902
Benalla Health 15,591,604 247,000 15,838,604
Bendigo Health Care Group 177,073,828 36,992,603 214,066,431
Boort District Health 0 1,959,733 1,959,733
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 21,593,890 841,000 22,434,890
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,186,119 3,186,119
Castlemaine Health 18,435,919 236,500 18,672,419
Central Gippsland Health Service 46,413,000 2,034,650 48,447,650
Cobram District Health 0 5,485,746 5,485,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,327,736 4,327,736
Colac Area Health 19,905,000 247,000 20,152,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 36,942,779 0 36,942,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 36,688,288 479,000 37,167,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 1,015,555 1,015,555
East Grampians Health Service 14,258,000 1,088,923 15,346,923
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,828,451 8,828,451
Eastern Health 571,753,580 75,430,186 647,183,766
Echuca Regional Health 35,292,330 2,066,212 37,358,542
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,997,714 2,997,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 15,680,000 314,000 15,994,000
Goulburn Valley Health 121,075,577 19,971,218 141,046,795
Heathcote Health 0 1,931,156 1,931,156
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,186,180 7,186,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,628,498 1,628,498
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,069,113 2,069,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,594,921 1,594,921
Kerang District Health 0 5,394,552 5,394,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,829,264 9,829,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,507,704 4,507,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,465,617 112,083 11,577,700
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,712,146 7,712,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 130,523,891 31,459,554 161,983,445
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,104,066 2,104,066
Maldon Hospital 0 938,439 938,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,480,574 3,480,574
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,937,261 5,937,261
Maryborough District Health Service 14,177,377 425,500 14,602,877
Melbourne Health 507,616,852 116,829,095 624,445,947
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 232,295,216 24,276,918 256,572,134
Monash Health 989,104,243 101,735,455 1,090,839,698
Moyne Health Services 0 3,137,800 3,137,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,634,390 1,634,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 73,432,212 2,526,300 75,958,512
Northern Health 317,923,255 9,418,000 327,341,255
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,384,990 7,384,990
Omeo District Health 0 1,464,571 1,464,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,107,959 5,107,959
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,297,738 2,297,738
Peninsula Health 329,139,838 33,455,683 362,595,521
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 89,695,450 3,803,813 93,499,263
Portland District Health 20,361,000 291,000 20,652,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 77,470,778 10,847,177 88,317,955
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,000,015 5,000,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,338,009 4,338,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,230,200 7,230,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,684,106 10,684,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,706,201 4,706,201
South West Healthcare 91,962,743 15,126,131 107,088,874
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 336,229,395 49,875,945 386,105,340
Stawell Regional Health 11,941,131 358,000 12,299,131
Swan Hill District Health 27,323,319 690,900 28,014,219
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,907,476 2,907,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,848,775 4,848,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 346,589,171 29,294,424 375,883,595
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 70,424,511 1,633,000 72,057,511
The Royal Women's Hospital 171,052,570 2,496,142 173,548,712
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,349,159 3,349,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,508,170 3,508,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 42,746,459 42,746,459
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 52,417,165 2,130,000 54,547,165
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,124,919 11,124,919
Western District Health Service 30,684,040 3,949,650 34,633,690
Western Health 495,117,821 16,413,976 511,531,797
Wimmera Health Care Group 43,477,907 1,674,000 45,151,907
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,376,960 4,376,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,209,242 7,209,242
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,029,799 2,029,799
Total 7,367,715,965 1,016,075,346 8,383,791,311

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 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 17,050 18,795
Alfred Health 12,958 130,027 142,985
Austin Health 9,370 107,441 116,811
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,145 11,458 12,603
Ballarat Health Services 4,005 45,388 49,392
Barwon Health 7,491 85,995 93,487
Bass Coast Regional Health 636 6,454 7,090
Benalla Health 374 3,477 3,852
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,677 45,315 48,991
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 646 3,983 4,628
Castlemaine Health 567 4,430 4,997
Central Gippsland Health Service 897 10,313 11,210
Colac Area Health 544 4,673 5,217
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 0 12,377 10,296
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 7,091 7,748
East Grampians Health Service 248 3,029 3,277
Eastern Health 13,682 141,043 154,725
Echuca Regional Health 894 7,689 8,583
Gippsland Southern Health Service 304 2,995 3,299
Goulburn Valley Health 2,637 28,275 30,911
Kyabram & District Health Services 267 2,521 2,788
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,936 30,847 33,783
Maryborough District Health Service 222 2,748 2,971
Melbourne Health 9,470 108,094 117,565
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,784 53,605 58,389
Monash Health 23,850 243,169 267,020
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,700 17,959 19,660
Northern Health 9,271 86,734 96,005
Peninsula Health 7,822 81,401 89,223
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,273 20,901 23,174
Portland District Health 373 3,951 4,324
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,546 17,935 19,481
South West Healthcare 1,444 19,346 20,790
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,231 79,181 86,412
Stawell Regional Health 292 2,786 3,078
Swan Hill District Health 995 7,636 8,630
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,954 71,742 77,696
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,518 17,892 19,410
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,250 39,597 42,847
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 880 12,397 13,277
Western District Health Service 774 6,569 7,343
Western Health 10,903 123,824 134,727
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,225 10,554 11,779
Total 161,457 1,739,894 1,899,269

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.