Victorian report, November 2014

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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 2014 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 2014

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 November 2014 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, November 2014

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 2014.

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
273,912,040 273,912,040 273,912,040
Commonwealth
Block funding
35,477,396 35,477,396 35,477,396
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,036,547 7,036,547 7,036,547
Total C'wealth
funding
316,425,983 273,912,040 35,477,396 7,036,547 316,425,983
VIC
funding
257,477,039 257,311,396 165,643 0 257,477,039
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 573,903,022 531,223,436 35,477,396 7,202,190 0 573,903,022

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2014

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 2014.

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
1,369,560,199 1,369,560,199 1,369,560,199
Commonwealth
Block funding
177,386,981 177,386,981 177,386,981
Commonwealth
Other funding
35,182,734 35,182,734 35,182,734
Total C'wealth
funding
1,582,129,914 1,369,560,199 177,386,981 35,182,734 1,582,129,914
VIC
funding
2,051,409,884 2,050,839,605 570,280 0 2,051,409,884
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 3,633,539,799 3,420,399,804 177,386,981 35,753,014 0 3,633,539,799

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, November 2014

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 2014.

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 35,477,396 35,477,396
State/territory Block funding 44,099,762 44,099,762
Total 79,577,158 73,850,097 5,727,062 79,577,158

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2014

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 November 2014.

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 177,386,981 177,386,981
State/territory Block funding 296,397,492 296,397,492
Total 473,784,474 465,559,125 8,225,349 473,784,474

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 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 2014. 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) 531,223,436 531,223,436 3,420,399,804 3,420,399,804
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 79,577,158 79,577,158 473,784,474 473,784,474
Other
Public health funding 7,036,547 7,036,547 35,182,734 35,182,734
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 165,643 165,643 555,210 555,210
Total Other (Pool) 7,202,190 7,202,190 35,753,014 35,753,014
Grand Total 618,002,784 618,002,784 3,929,937,291 3,929,937,291

*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, November 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 2014.

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 5,780,000 1,226,000 7,006,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 357,000 357,000
Alfred Health 41,956,000 3,681,390 45,637,390
Alpine Health 0 728,000 728,000
Austin Health 35,377,000 3,065,713 38,442,713
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,226,000 191,640 3,417,640
Ballarat Health Services 13,359,000 1,916,820 15,275,820
Barwon Health 24,680,000 2,679,463 27,359,463
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,933,000 53,000 1,986,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 275,000 275,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 246,000 246,000
Benalla Health 1,154,000 19,000 1,173,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 12,857,000 2,402,000 15,259,000
Boort District Health 0 143,000 143,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,607,000 53,000 1,660,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 228,000 228,000
Castlemaine Health 1,280,000 16,000 1,296,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,509,000 61,000 3,570,000
Cobram District Health 0 401,000 401,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 314,000 314,000
Colac Area Health 1,476,000 18,000 1,494,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,687,000 0 2,687,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,578,000 29,000 2,607,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 70,000 70,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,054,000 16,000 1,070,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 652,324 652,324
Eastern Health 40,765,031 5,620,271 46,385,302
Echuca Regional Health 2,497,000 151,000 2,648,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 225,000 225,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,170,000 12,000 1,182,000
Goulburn Valley Health 8,605,000 1,376,000 9,981,000
Heathcote Health 0 137,000 137,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 535,000 535,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 154,000 154,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Kerang District Health 0 387,000 387,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 689,000 689,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 338,000 338,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 842,000 14,000 856,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 562,000 562,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,419,000 2,245,365 11,664,365
Lorne Community Hospital 0 152,000 152,000
Maldon Hospital 0 70,000 70,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 255,000 255,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 404,000 404,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,047,000 10,000 1,057,000
Melbourne Health 36,444,000 8,326,600 44,770,600
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 16,401,000 1,580,000 17,981,000
Monash Health 70,444,383 8,118,845 78,563,228
Moyne Health Services 0 234,000 234,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 120,000 120,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,288,000 113,000 5,401,000
Northern Health 21,963,000 725,750 22,688,750
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,036,171 1,036,171
Omeo District Health 0 110,000 110,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 426,500 426,500
Otway Health & Community Services 0 173,000 173,000
Peninsula Health 24,116,250 2,224,000 26,340,250
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,011,000 433,855 6,444,855
Portland District Health 1,470,000 16,000 1,486,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,423,000 687,000 6,110,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 358,000 358,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 313,000 313,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 539,000 539,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 763,000 763,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 341,000 341,000
South West Healthcare 6,615,000 1,013,372 7,628,372
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 24,520,000 3,716,425 28,236,425
Stawell Regional Health 872,000 23,000 895,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,037,000 30,000 2,067,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 217,000 217,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 342,000 342,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 25,032,972 1,654,000 26,686,972
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,056,000 122,000 5,178,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,513,000 -115,000 10,398,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 242,000 242,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 242,000 242,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,126,000 3,126,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,834,000 110,000 3,944,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 818,000 818,000
Western District Health Service 2,316,000 311,200 2,627,200
Western Health 35,805,000 1,277,750 37,082,750
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,140,000 80,000 3,220,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 502,000 502,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 147,000 147,000
Total 526,159,636 73,246,454 599,406,090

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, November 2014

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 2014.

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 37,771,098 8,869,850 46,640,948
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,292,200 2,292,200
Alfred Health 269,863,582 22,082,115 291,945,697
Alpine Health 0 4,642,000 4,642,000
Austin Health 225,212,708 19,358,563 244,571,271
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 20,509,000 700,240 21,209,240
Ballarat Health Services 85,589,652 12,508,334 98,097,986
Barwon Health 158,283,776 17,530,148 175,813,924
Bass Coast Regional Health 12,285,000 547,451 12,832,451
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,745,000 1,745,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,573,000 1,573,000
Benalla Health 7,326,000 137,450 7,463,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 82,161,224 17,599,913 99,761,137
Boort District Health 0 919,000 919,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 10,206,000 339,500 10,545,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,456,000 1,456,000
Castlemaine Health 8,139,000 120,190 8,259,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 22,343,807 661,350 23,005,157
Cobram District Health 0 2,563,850 2,563,850
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,992,000 1,992,000
Colac Area Health 9,385,000 181,407 9,566,407
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 17,481,992 0 17,481,992
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 16,433,904 216,222 16,650,126
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 448,000 448,000
East Grampians Health Service 6,678,000 110,950 6,788,950
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,136,324 4,136,324
Eastern Health 260,789,736 34,753,617 295,543,353
Echuca Regional Health 15,926,552 603,177 16,529,729
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,442,000 1,442,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 7,447,000 106,224 7,553,224
Goulburn Valley Health 55,041,619 9,578,850 64,620,469
Heathcote Health 0 881,000 881,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,399,000 3,399,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 781,600 781,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 988,000 988,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 750,000 750,000
Kerang District Health 0 2,475,000 2,475,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,526,584 4,526,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,152,000 2,152,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,363,000 95,000 5,458,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,579,000 3,579,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 60,381,457 14,662,337 75,043,794
Lorne Community Hospital 0 978,000 978,000
Maldon Hospital 0 448,000 448,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,626,800 1,626,800
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,577,000 2,577,000
Maryborough District Health Service 6,661,000 126,175 6,787,175
Melbourne Health 241,886,975 54,402,018 296,288,993
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 104,604,828 10,239,400 114,844,228
Monash Health 449,349,708 46,506,734 495,856,442
Moyne Health Services 0 1,500,600 1,500,600
Nathalia District Hospital 0 775,000 775,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 33,810,091 1,158,505 34,968,596
Northern Health 140,275,308 4,619,164 144,894,472
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,358,171 3,358,171
Omeo District Health 0 714,000 714,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,527,700 2,527,700
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,096,000 1,096,000
Peninsula Health 153,422,899 15,475,616 168,898,515
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 38,218,036 1,587,005 39,805,041
Portland District Health 9,339,000 154,534 9,493,534
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 34,734,450 4,897,735 39,632,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,281,800 2,281,800
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,023,200 2,023,200
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,438,800 3,438,800
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,871,000 4,871,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,184,000 2,184,000
South West Healthcare 42,326,195 7,048,717 49,374,912
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 156,169,657 21,822,100 177,991,757
Stawell Regional Health 5,555,000 180,500 5,735,500
Swan Hill District Health 12,953,000 334,335 13,287,335
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,391,000 1,391,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,183,000 2,183,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 158,899,938 10,665,500 169,565,438
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 32,356,009 780,500 33,136,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 85,955,195 -1,244,000 84,711,195
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,563,000 1,563,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,549,000 1,549,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 19,959,000 19,959,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 24,366,105 1,005,750 25,371,855
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,236,350 5,236,350
Western District Health Service 14,776,000 1,853,440 16,629,440
Western Health 227,823,983 7,635,511 235,459,494
Wimmera Health Care Group 19,977,627 528,745 20,506,372
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,125,400 2,125,400
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,194,000 3,194,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 946,000 946,000
Total 3,388,080,111 461,829,251 3,849,909,362

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 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 2014, 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 7,806 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 55,202 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 47,595 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 4,998 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 19,111 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 36,609 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 2,776 6,663
Benalla Health 265 1,326 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 19,781 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 2,242 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 1,585 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 4,860 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 1,718 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 1,547 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 2,983 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 1,351 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 59,726 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 2,913 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 1,419 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 12,297 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 1,128 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 14,001 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 1,295 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 49,047 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 23,227 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 100,635 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 7,787 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 34,715 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 35,725 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 8,603 20,648
Portland District Health 355 1,773 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 8,152 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 8,894 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 34,111 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 1,123 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 2,871 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 28,156 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 7,857 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 18,189 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 5,530 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 3,148 7,556
Western Health 10,668 53,342 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 4,180 10,033
Total 148,267 741,333 1,779,200

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

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

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