Victorian report, November 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 November 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, November 2015

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 November 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 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, November 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 November 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
297,406,577 297,406,577 297,406,577
Commonwealth
Block funding
39,717,484 39,717,484 39,717,484
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,409,997 7,409,997 7,409,997
Total C'wealth
funding
344,534,058 297,406,577 39,717,484 7,409,997 344,534,058
VIC
funding
270,895,794 270,227,236 668,558 0 270,895,794
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 615,429,852 567,633,813 39,717,484 8,078,555 0 615,429,852

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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
1,515,572,247 1,515,572,247 1,515,572,247
Commonwealth
Block funding
198,587,420 198,587,420 198,587,420
Commonwealth
Other funding
37,049,984 37,049,984 37,049,984
Total C'wealth
funding
1,751,209,651 1,515,572,247 198,587,420 37,049,984 1,751,209,651
VIC
funding
2,093,215,737 2,092,012,357 1,203,381 0 2,093,215,737
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 3,844,425,388 3,607,584,604 198,587,420 38,253,365 0 3,844,425,388

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 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 November 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 39,717,484 39,717,484
State/territory Block funding 38,652,545 38,652,545
Total 78,370,029 77,784,629 585,400 78,370,029

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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 198,587,420 198,587,420
State/territory Block funding 296,892,916 296,892,916
Total 495,480,336 487,788,947 7,691,389 495,480,336

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 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) 568,177,567 567,633,813 3,608,239,111 3,607,584,604
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 78,370,029 78,370,029 495,480,336 495,480,336
Other
Public health funding 7,409,997 7,409,997 37,049,984 37,049,984
Overdeposit 0 543,754 0 654,508
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 124,804 124,804 548,873 548,873
Total Other (Pool) 7,534,801 8,078,555 37,598,857 38,253,365
Grand Total 654,082,397 654,082,397 4,141,318,304 4,141,318,305

*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, November 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 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 6,805,000 1,651,000 8,456,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 391,000 391,000
Alfred Health 44,362,000 3,630,000 47,992,000
Alpine Health 0 733,000 733,000
Austin Health 36,955,000 3,496,000 40,451,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,365,000 85,000 3,450,000
Ballarat Health Services 14,096,000 2,024,000 16,120,000
Barwon Health 26,362,000 2,819,000 29,181,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,972,000 68,000 2,040,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 278,000 278,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 252,000 252,000
Benalla Health 1,166,000 20,000 1,186,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,512,000 2,809,000 16,321,000
Boort District Health 0 150,000 150,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,600,000 60,000 1,660,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 240,000 240,000
Castlemaine Health 1,173,000 16,000 1,189,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,524,000 98,000 3,622,000
Cobram District Health 0 411,000 411,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 312,000 312,000
Colac Area Health 1,511,000 20,000 1,531,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,759,000 0 2,759,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,678,000 27,000 2,705,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 75,000 75,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,081,000 31,000 1,112,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 668,000 668,000
Eastern Health 43,457,000 5,837,000 49,294,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,619,217 86,000 2,705,217
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 225,000 225,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,189,000 15,000 1,204,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,243,000 1,521,000 10,764,000
Heathcote Health 0 145,000 145,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 539,000 539,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 123,000 123,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 157,000 157,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Kerang District Health 0 396,000 396,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 592,229 592,229
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 342,000 342,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 840,000 16,000 856,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 575,000 575,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,031,000 2,437,000 12,468,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 159,000 159,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 264,000 264,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 437,000 437,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,066,000 23,000 1,089,000
Melbourne Health 42,445,907 9,322,000 51,767,907
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,890,000 1,827,000 19,717,000
Monash Health 75,515,462 7,838,000 83,353,462
Moyne Health Services 0 235,000 235,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,541,000 134,000 5,675,000
Northern Health 24,996,155 697,000 25,693,155
Numurkah District Health Service 0 487,000 487,000
Omeo District Health 0 110,000 110,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 360,000 360,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 173,000 173,000
Peninsula Health 25,075,000 2,564,000 27,639,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,783,000 228,000 7,011,000
Portland District Health 1,547,000 14,000 1,561,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,878,000 803,000 6,681,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 378,000 378,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 330,000 330,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 549,000 549,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 791,000 791,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 346,000 346,000
South West Healthcare 6,866,000 1,105,000 7,971,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,792,000 3,804,000 29,596,000
Stawell Regional Health 882,000 28,000 910,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,049,000 43,000 2,092,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 219,000 219,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 351,000 351,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,400,172 2,321,000 28,721,172
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,328,000 120,000 5,448,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 10,809,000 239,000 11,048,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 247,000 247,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 244,000 244,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,179,000 3,179,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,907,000 126,000 4,033,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 839,000 839,000
Western District Health Service 2,316,000 262,000 2,578,000
Western Health 37,610,000 1,149,000 38,759,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,245,000 91,000 3,336,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 333,000 333,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 528,000 528,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 151,000 151,000
Total 562,241,913 77,135,229 639,377,142

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 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 43,630,288 9,610,000 53,240,288
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,555,043 2,555,043
Alfred Health 281,390,557 22,343,000 303,733,557
Alpine Health 0 5,006,579 5,006,579
Austin Health 235,471,937 20,511,000 255,982,937
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 21,453,000 832,726 22,285,726
Ballarat Health Services 89,109,103 12,596,000 101,705,103
Barwon Health 168,268,210 17,970,000 186,238,210
Bass Coast Regional Health 12,616,607 508,000 13,124,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,795,041 1,795,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,627,902 1,627,902
Benalla Health 7,445,000 128,000 7,573,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 85,415,110 17,503,000 102,918,110
Boort District Health 0 962,280 962,280
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 10,190,000 387,000 10,577,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,556,119 1,556,119
Castlemaine Health 9,235,000 128,000 9,363,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 22,468,000 665,000 23,133,000
Cobram District Health 0 2,678,746 2,678,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,199,736 2,199,736
Colac Area Health 9,628,000 132,000 9,760,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 18,144,779 0 18,144,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 18,177,288 243,000 18,420,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 479,110 479,110
East Grampians Health Service 6,885,000 433,133 7,318,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,312,451 4,312,451
Eastern Health 275,957,538 36,011,000 311,968,538
Echuca Regional Health 16,818,217 852,394 17,670,611
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,464,714 1,464,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 7,583,000 102,000 7,685,000
Goulburn Valley Health 58,493,084 9,553,000 68,046,084
Heathcote Health 0 941,930 941,930
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,542,180 3,542,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 795,298 795,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,010,113 1,010,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 780,921 780,921
Kerang District Health 0 2,700,552 2,700,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,884,264 4,884,264
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,188,704 2,188,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,726,617 105,000 5,831,617
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,816,146 3,816,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 63,121,162 15,053,000 78,174,162
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,027,066 1,027,066
Maldon Hospital 0 459,439 459,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,694,074 1,694,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,950,261 2,950,261
Maryborough District Health Service 6,797,000 144,000 6,941,000
Melbourne Health 247,837,907 55,935,240 303,773,147
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 113,367,838 11,511,000 124,878,838
Monash Health 478,160,757 47,964,000 526,124,757
Moyne Health Services 0 1,527,800 1,527,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 794,390 794,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 35,462,939 1,123,000 36,585,939
Northern Health 153,747,155 4,604,000 158,351,155
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,540,046 3,540,046
Omeo District Health 0 707,571 707,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,528,320 2,528,320
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,116,738 1,116,738
Peninsula Health 158,780,000 15,755,000 174,535,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 43,232,000 1,493,000 44,725,000
Portland District Health 9,849,000 103,000 9,952,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 37,736,082 5,150,000 42,886,082
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,444,015 2,444,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,120,009 2,120,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,533,200 3,533,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 5,330,106 5,330,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,355,201 2,355,201
South West Healthcare 45,575,322 7,210,313 52,785,635
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 162,809,000 23,562,600 186,371,600
Stawell Regional Health 5,612,000 176,000 5,788,000
Swan Hill District Health 13,053,000 349,000 13,402,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,419,476 1,419,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,345,775 2,345,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 168,882,936 13,427,160 182,310,096
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 33,963,000 775,000 34,738,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 90,270,570 477,000 90,747,570
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,641,159 1,641,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,829,170 1,829,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 20,404,156 20,404,156
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 24,984,000 981,000 25,965,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,436,919 5,436,919
Western District Health Service 14,903,040 1,809,000 16,712,040
Western Health 240,426,791 7,475,000 247,901,791
Wimmera Health Care Group 20,682,000 801,000 21,483,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,143,960 2,143,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,599,842 3,599,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 989,799 989,799
Total 3,573,359,834 483,727,887 4,057,087,721

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 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 2015-16
Albury Wodonga Health 1,477 7,384 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 56,970 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 49,581 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 5,015 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 20,859 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 39,701 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 2,842 6,821
Benalla Health 294 1,472 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 21,428 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 1,278 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 1,706 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 4,764 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 1,901 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 7,736 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 3,201 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 1,428 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 62,498 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 3,130 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 1,302 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 12,728 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,076 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 13,774 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 1,301 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 49,802 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 24,534 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 107,261 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 8,037 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 36,825 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 36,209 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 8,802 21,125
Portland District Health 354 1,770 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 8,310 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 9,384 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 35,930 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 1,193 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 2,908 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 33,675 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 8,336 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 18,654 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 6,098 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 2,654 6,369
Western Health 11,389 56,946 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 4,299 10,317
Total 156,940 784,701 1,883,280

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.