Victorian report, November 2013

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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 November 2013 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, November 2013

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2013-14.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to local hospital networks (LHNs) in Victoria for November 2013 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of priorities are published at www.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals/sops.htm (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and Other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Payments are made twice monthly on the basis of one-twelfth of the agreed funding budget, adjusted for cash flow requirements of individual Victorian public health services.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Victorian LHNs receive ABF, block and other payments for different services and purposes. Adjustments are made by the Victorian Department of Health for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Department on behalf of LHNs. Due to the timing and processing of these adjustments, The Royal Women's Hospital shows a negative amount for the block payment in November 2013.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Limited was registered as an LHN in the Victorian Funding Pool in July 2013. For this reporting period, only the state funding contribution was paid through the Funding Pool. Victoria is yet to advise the Administrator of estimated NWAU services to attract a Commonwealth contribution for the services provided by this LHN.

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, November 2013

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 November 2013.

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
255,610,373 255,610,373 255,610,373
Commonwealth
Block funding
30,224,867 30,224,867 30,224,867
Commonwealth
Other funding
6,751,713 6,751,713 6,751,713
Total C'wealth
funding
292,586,953 255,610,373 30,224,867 6,751,713 292,586,953
VIC
funding
221,729,509 221,707,265 22,244 0 221,729,509
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 514,316,463 477,317,638 30,224,867 6,773,958 0 514,316,463

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2013

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 November 2013.

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
1,278,009,660 1,278,009,660 1,278,009,660
Commonwealth
Block funding
151,119,345 151,119,345 151,119,345
Commonwealth
Other funding
33,758,567 33,758,567 33,758,567
Total C'wealth
funding
1,462,887,573 1,278,009,660 151,119,345 33,758,567 1,462,887,573
VIC
funding
2,038,856,870 2,038,205,062 651,809 0 2,038,856,870
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 3,501,744,443 3,316,214,722 151,119,345 34,410,376 0 3,501,744,443

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted public, Acute admitted private, Non-admitted, and Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these amounts are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and is not applicable for local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, November 2013

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 November 2013.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 30,224,867 30,224,867
State/territory Block funding 45,015,658 45,015,658
Total 75,240,525 74,666,050 574,475 75,240,525

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2013

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to local hospital networks and other provider organisations as at November 2013. These amounts include notional payments for July, August and September 2012.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 151,119,345 151,119,345
State/territory Block funding 338,849,604 338,849,604
Total 489,968,949 486,223,208 3,745,741 489,968,949

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, November 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 2013. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR funding NHR payments YTD NHR
funding
YTD NHR
payments
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted - public * * * *
Acute admitted - private * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 477,317,638 477,317,638 3,316,214,721 3,316,214,722
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 75,240,525 75,240,525 489,968,949 489,968,949
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 33,758,567 33,758,567
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 22,244 22,244 651,809 651,809
Total Other (Pool) 6,773,958 6,773,958 34,410,376 34,410,376
Grand Total 559,332,120 559,332,120 3,840,594,047 3,840,594,047

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2013-14 service agreements with LHNs do not set separate budgets at that level.

Total ABF (Pool) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for activity-based funding (ABF) which is transacted through the state pool account.

Total Block (SMF) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for block funding which is transacted through the state managed fund (SMF).

Total Other (Pool) represents other funding and payments, which are transacted through the state pool account, including public health funding, overdeposits, cross-border funding and payments, and interest.

State and territory cross-border payments can either be:

  • Paid to the relevant state or territory's LHNs - included within ABF and/or block payments in the above table, or
  • Reimbursed to the relevant state or territory where the state or territory's LHNs are already being funded for the cost of treating cross-border patients - shown in the Cross-border row under Other in the above table.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, November 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 2013.

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 5,307,000 1,094,000 6,401,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 339,000 339,000
Alfred Health 36,958,452 3,473,000 40,431,452
Alpine Health 0 687,000 687,000
Austin Health 33,425,742 2,867,500 36,293,242
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,894,000 134,000 3,028,000
Ballarat Health Services 11,797,000 2,208,500 14,005,500
Barwon Health 21,935,626 3,438,500 25,374,126
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,710,000 134,000 1,844,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 259,000 259,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 229,000 229,000
Benalla Health 1,035,000 13,000 1,048,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,175,000 3,685,500 14,860,500
Boort District Health 0 136,000 136,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,454,000 59,000 1,513,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 212,000 212,000
Castlemaine Health 1,148,000 16,000 1,164,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,169,755 221,500 3,391,255
Cobram District Health 0 345,000 345,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 295,000 295,000
Colac Area Health 1,337,000 72,000 1,409,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,611,000 0 2,611,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,316,000 26,000 2,342,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 63,000 63,000
East Grampians Health Service 959,000 21,000 980,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 611,000 611,000
Eastern Health 36,261,000 5,056,000 41,317,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,107,000 147,000 2,254,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 212,000 212,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,058,000 13,000 1,071,000
Goulburn Valley Health 7,694,000 2,162,500 9,856,500
Heathcote Health 0 117,000 117,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 503,000 503,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 113,000 113,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 144,000 144,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 112,000 112,000
Kerang District Health 0 369,000 369,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 614,000 614,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 315,000 315,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 767,000 10,000 777,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 529,000 529,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 8,485,000 2,445,000 10,930,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 142,000 142,000
Maldon Hospital 0 66,000 66,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 238,000 238,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 368,000 368,000
Maryborough District Health Service 949,000 22,000 971,000
Melbourne Health 32,872,000 7,944,000 40,816,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 13,870,000 1,673,000 15,543,000
Monash Health 61,060,000 7,170,000 68,230,000
Moyne Health Services 0 218,000 218,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 114,000 114,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,891,754 263,000 5,154,754
Northern Health 19,539,000 732,500 20,271,500
Numurkah District Health Service 0 395,000 395,000
Omeo District Health 0 103,000 103,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 372,000 372,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 161,000 161,000
Peninsula Health 21,308,000 2,469,000 23,777,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,261,000 471,750 5,732,750
Portland District Health 1,312,000 31,000 1,343,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,891,000 812,000 5,703,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 335,000 335,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 290,000 290,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 516,000 516,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 703,000 703,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 320,000 320,000
South West Healthcare 5,889,444 1,616,000 7,505,444
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,442,296 3,389,000 25,831,296
Stawell Regional Health 770,000 24,000 794,000
Swan Hill District Health 1,851,000 38,000 1,889,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 205,000 205,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 322,000 322,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 22,966,946 1,858,000 24,824,946
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,654,000 171,000 4,825,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,894,793 -59,500 12,835,293
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 227,000 227,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 226,000 226,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,915,000 2,915,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,401,000 284,500 3,685,500
West Wimmera Health Service 0 775,000 775,000
Western District Health Service 2,062,000 243,000 2,305,000
Western Health 31,493,000 1,428,500 32,921,500
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,808,000 65,000 2,873,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 304,000 304,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 471,000 471,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 140,000 140,000
Total 472,790,808 74,072,750 546,863,558

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, November 2013

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 2013.

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 36,350,582 7,934,925 44,285,507
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,397,896 2,397,896
Alfred Health 273,670,941 24,124,350 297,795,291
Alpine Health 0 4,814,525 4,814,525
Austin Health 220,954,250 20,453,673 241,407,923
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 19,476,000 514,564 19,990,564
Ballarat Health Services 81,650,947 12,526,600 94,177,547
Barwon Health 150,586,835 18,121,950 168,708,785
Bass Coast Regional Health 13,028,000 503,815 13,531,815
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,771,380 1,771,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,582,686 1,582,686
Benalla Health 7,088,000 102,150 7,190,150
Bendigo Health Care Group 77,577,267 17,637,250 95,214,517
Boort District Health 0 948,246 948,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 9,929,000 514,050 10,443,050
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,492,014 1,492,014
Castlemaine Health 7,833,000 159,460 7,992,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 21,432,755 764,585 22,197,340
Cobram District Health 0 2,440,754 2,440,754
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,159,956 2,159,956
Colac Area Health 9,155,000 374,700 9,529,700
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 18,201,455 0 18,201,455
Djerriwarrh Health Services 16,080,734 218,275 16,299,009
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 448,934 448,934
East Grampians Health Service 6,552,000 139,140 6,691,140
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,244,090 4,244,090
Eastern Health 249,847,571 36,440,650 286,288,221
Echuca Regional Health 14,062,000 756,585 14,818,585
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,492,436 1,492,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 7,235,000 233,665 7,468,665
Goulburn Valley Health 52,753,267 10,002,900 62,756,167
Heathcote Health 0 829,423 829,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,482,106 3,482,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 789,280 789,280
Heywood Rural Health 0 999,254 999,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 765,187 765,187
Kerang District Health 0 2,727,826 2,727,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,542,347 4,542,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,169,844 2,169,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,252,000 67,000 5,319,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,746,035 3,746,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 58,080,267 15,206,750 73,287,017
Lorne Community Hospital 0 983,453 983,453
Maldon Hospital 0 455,148 455,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,639,937 1,639,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,752,636 2,752,636
Maryborough District Health Service 6,501,000 231,305 6,732,305
Melbourne Health 256,943,830 55,108,350 312,052,180
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 102,982,267 10,954,450 113,936,717
Monash Health 419,822,549 48,292,339 468,114,888
Moyne Health Services 0 1,521,286 1,521,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 792,737 792,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 33,561,754 1,165,199 34,726,953
Northern Health 133,319,000 4,946,000 138,265,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,159,572 3,159,572
Omeo District Health 0 714,831 714,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,641,832 2,641,832
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,108,556 1,108,556
Peninsula Health 146,089,267 16,333,294 162,422,561
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 35,687,000 3,712,200 39,399,200
Portland District Health 8,972,000 304,363 9,276,363
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 34,763,634 3,348,720 38,112,354
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,341,824 2,341,824
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,053,008 2,053,008
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,532,336 3,532,336
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 5,068,965 5,068,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,314,038 2,314,038
South West Healthcare 39,751,211 7,162,465 46,913,676
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 152,793,563 23,623,750 176,417,313
Stawell Regional Health 5,279,000 188,175 5,467,175
Swan Hill District Health 12,288,000 445,015 12,733,015
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,409,963 1,409,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,271,641 2,271,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 150,841,018 12,357,400 163,198,418
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 31,484,000 1,182,000 32,666,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 85,916,793 -553,150 85,363,643
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,623,698 1,623,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,571,670 1,571,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 20,555,102 20,555,102
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 22,912,000 956,680 23,868,680
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,400,409 5,400,409
Western District Health Service 13,764,000 1,823,005 15,587,005
Western Health 215,017,000 9,242,850 224,259,850
Wimmera Health Care Group 18,862,000 505,235 19,367,235
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,131,525 2,131,525
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,377,735 3,377,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 986,308 986,308
Total 3,284,347,757 482,379,111 3,766,726,868

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, November 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 2013, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2013-14
Albury Wodonga Health 1,372 6,860 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 52,425 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 45,610 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 4,595 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 17,915 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 34,180 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 2,620 6,293
Benalla Health 254 1,270 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 18,725 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 1,515 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 4,490 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 1,665 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 3,780 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 2,810 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 1,315 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 55,950 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 2,715 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 1,370 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 11,595 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 1,100 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 12,950 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 1,270 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 48,370 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 20,745 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 93,260 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 7,285 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 31,850 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 33,185 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 8,680 20,834
Portland District Health 344 1,720 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 5,086 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 7,995 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 32,515 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 1,130 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 2,695 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 26,935 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 7,730 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 16,160 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 5,105 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 3,055 7,331
Western Health 9,846 49,230 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 3,955 9,487
Total 139,191 693,411 1,670,282

An NWAU is a measure of health service activity expressed as a common unit. It provides a way of comparing and valuing each public hospital service, whether they are admissions, emergency department presentations or outpatient episodes, by weighting them for their clinical complexity. The average hospital service is worth one NWAU - the most intensive and expensive activities are worth multiple NWAU, the simplest and least expensive are worth fractions of an NWAU.

Monthly NHR payments relate to the cash needs of public hospitals and do not necessarily reflect the volume of services to be delivered in the month.

For more information on the NWAU calculation, see Calculation of NWAU.