Victorian report, November 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 November 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, November 2016

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2016-17.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for November 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, November 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 November 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
321,785,404 321,785,404 321,785,404
Commonwealth
Block funding
41,563,444 41,563,444 41,563,444
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,768,196 7,768,196 7,768,196
Total C'wealth
funding
371,117,044 321,785,404 41,563,444 7,768,196 371,117,044
VIC
funding
425,559,045 425,485,896 73,149 0 425,559,045
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 796,676,089 747,271,300 41,563,444 7,841,345 0 796,676,089

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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
1,717,345,878 1,717,345,878 1,717,345,878
Commonwealth
Block funding
207,817,221 207,817,221 207,817,221
Commonwealth
Other funding
38,840,982 38,840,982 38,840,982
Total C'wealth
funding
1,964,004,080 1,717,345,878 207,817,221 38,840,982 1,964,004,080
VIC
funding
2,293,747,891 2,292,978,663 769,228 0 2,293,747,892
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 4,257,751,972 4,010,324,542 207,817,221 39,610,210 0 4,257,751,972

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 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 November 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 41,563,444 41,563,444
State/territory Block funding 67,639,031 67,639,031
Total 109,202,475 102,717,716 6,484,759 109,202,475

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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 207,817,221 207,817,221
State/territory Block funding 371,392,460 371,392,460
Total 579,209,681 567,834,542 11,375,139 579,209,681

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 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) 747,271,300 747,271,300 4,010,557,339 4,010,324,542
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 109,202,475 109,202,475 579,209,681 579,209,681
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 38,840,982 38,840,982
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 73,149 73,149 536,430 536,430
Total Other (Pool) 7,841,345 7,841,345 39,377,412 39,610,210
Grand Total 864,315,120 864,315,120 4,629,144,432 4,629,144,432

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2016-17 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 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 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 8,893,000 1,982,000 10,875,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 503,000 503,000
Alfred Health 58,103,000 4,979,600 63,082,600
Alpine Health 0 940,000 940,000
Austin Health 48,411,000 4,126,000 52,537,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,371,000 207,000 4,578,000
Ballarat Health Services 18,707,000 2,689,000 21,396,000
Barwon Health 35,522,000 3,558,000 39,080,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,956,000 108,000 3,064,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 361,000 361,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 332,000 332,000
Benalla Health 1,500,000 29,000 1,529,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,275,000 3,574,000 22,849,000
Boort District Health 0 195,000 195,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,583,000 82,000 1,665,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 312,000 312,000
Castlemaine Health 1,732,000 31,000 1,763,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,565,000 202,000 4,767,000
Cobram District Health 0 547,000 547,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 440,000 440,000
Colac Area Health 1,915,000 28,000 1,943,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,032,000 0 4,032,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,427,000 42,000 3,469,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,391,000 105,000 1,496,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,000,000 1,000,000
Eastern Health 57,063,000 8,078,992 65,141,992
Echuca Regional Health 3,663,000 184,000 3,847,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 284,000 284,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,537,000 33,000 1,570,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,963,000 2,207,000 14,170,000
Heathcote Health 0 204,000 204,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 714,000 714,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 174,000 174,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 212,000 212,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 164,000 164,000
Kerang District Health 0 515,000 515,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,002,000 1,002,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 433,000 433,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,174,000 9,000 1,183,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 762,000 762,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,253,000 3,161,000 16,414,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 210,000 210,000
Maldon Hospital 0 95,000 95,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 333,000 333,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 577,000 577,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,386,000 26,000 1,412,000
Melbourne Health 49,655,000 11,731,992 61,386,992
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 22,382,000 2,376,000 24,758,000
Monash Health 99,306,000 10,301,992 109,607,992
Moyne Health Services 0 309,000 309,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 163,000 163,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,545,000 260,000 7,805,000
Northern Health 32,736,000 913,000 33,649,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 742,000 742,000
Omeo District Health 0 145,000 145,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 492,000 492,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 227,000 227,000
Peninsula Health 34,119,000 3,380,000 37,499,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,290,000 281,000 10,571,000
Portland District Health 1,973,000 -12,000 1,961,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,724,000 1,140,000 8,864,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 498,000 498,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 447,000 447,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 717,000 717,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,027,000 1,027,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 446,000 446,000
South West Healthcare 9,359,000 1,571,000 10,930,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 33,132,000 4,827,992 37,959,992
Stawell Regional Health 1,166,000 38,000 1,204,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,779,000 77,000 2,856,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 287,000 287,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 450,000 450,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 33,755,000 2,285,000 36,040,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,323,000 157,000 7,480,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 17,346,000 372,000 17,718,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 324,000 324,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 319,000 319,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,489,549 4,489,549
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,415,000 196,000 5,611,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,196,000 1,196,000
Western District Health Service 3,041,000 369,000 3,410,000
Western Health 50,578,000 2,086,000 52,664,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,340,000 166,000 4,506,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 443,000 443,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 689,000 689,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 197,000 197,000
Total 740,386,000 101,875,117 842,261,117

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 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 47,503,907 10,985,504 58,489,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,745,783 2,745,783
Alfred Health 317,884,969 26,609,818 344,494,787
Alpine Health 0 5,126,057 5,126,057
Austin Health 257,176,000 22,960,280 280,136,280
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 23,748,573 1,062,000 24,810,573
Ballarat Health Services 101,694,319 15,006,082 116,700,401
Barwon Health 189,897,479 21,442,122 211,339,601
Bass Coast Regional Health 16,106,247 560,000 16,666,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,960,421 1,960,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,791,824 1,791,824
Benalla Health 8,148,254 153,000 8,301,254
Bendigo Health Care Group 103,366,831 20,002,772 123,369,603
Boort District Health 0 1,055,602 1,055,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 9,804,000 425,000 10,229,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,730,700 1,730,700
Castlemaine Health 10,289,544 163,000 10,452,544
Central Gippsland Health Service 24,262,000 1,064,000 25,326,000
Cobram District Health 0 2,978,174 2,978,174
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,466,451 2,466,451
Colac Area Health 10,183,000 153,000 10,336,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 21,541,000 0 21,541,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 19,992,000 218,000 20,210,000
East Grampians Health Service 7,387,000 524,000 7,911,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,392,091 5,392,091
Eastern Health 304,421,877 45,228,208 349,650,085
Echuca Regional Health 20,014,808 1,058,000 21,072,808
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,547,134 1,547,134
Gippsland Southern Health Service 8,153,000 176,000 8,329,000
Goulburn Valley Health 64,048,689 12,158,784 76,207,473
Heathcote Health 0 1,099,725 1,099,725
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,673,940 4,673,940
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 931,904 931,904
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,134,265 1,134,265
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 876,193 876,193
Kerang District Health 0 2,908,400 2,908,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,691,663 5,691,663
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,302,971 2,302,971
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,245,000 56,000 6,301,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,198,416 4,198,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 70,963,477 17,123,502 88,086,979
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,121,257 1,121,257
Maldon Hospital 0 508,207 508,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,786,354 1,786,354
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,250,359 3,250,359
Maryborough District Health Service 7,476,210 136,000 7,612,210
Melbourne Health 264,238,611 65,320,994 329,559,605
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 128,786,305 14,471,278 143,257,583
Monash Health 528,444,300 59,756,358 588,200,658
Moyne Health Services 0 1,669,158 1,669,158
Nathalia District Hospital 0 876,552 876,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 40,247,850 1,377,000 41,624,850
Northern Health 174,112,000 4,935,000 179,047,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,846,649 3,846,649
Omeo District Health 0 773,666 773,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,695,955 2,695,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,213,688 1,213,688
Peninsula Health 182,040,003 19,176,348 201,216,351
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 54,636,000 1,494,000 56,130,000
Portland District Health 10,490,000 89,000 10,579,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 41,445,530 6,344,674 47,790,204
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,682,287 2,682,287
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,402,918 2,402,918
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,834,717 3,834,717
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 5,731,756 5,731,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,534,312 2,534,312
South West Healthcare 49,759,982 8,559,524 58,319,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 176,070,000 25,924,768 201,994,768
Stawell Regional Health 6,503,914 194,000 6,697,914
Swan Hill District Health 15,107,007 410,000 15,517,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,535,717 1,535,717
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,482,582 2,482,582
The Royal Children's Hospital 179,222,000 12,078,000 191,300,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 39,273,910 837,000 40,110,910
The Royal Women's Hospital 93,517,187 1,982,000 95,499,187
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,772,237 1,772,237
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,713,830 1,713,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 22,874,852 22,874,852
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 29,673,848 1,022,000 30,695,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 6,488,689 6,488,689
Western District Health Service 16,336,920 1,960,000 18,296,920
Western Health 268,590,000 9,330,000 277,920,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 23,772,607 889,000 24,661,607
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,379,550 2,379,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,842,442 3,842,442
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,072,506 1,072,506
Total 3,972,576,158 563,117,970 4,535,694,128

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 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 2016-17
Albury Wodonga Health 1,490 7,448 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 62,987 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 61,193 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 5,329 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 20,296 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 38,512 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 2,955 7,093
Benalla Health 334 1,672 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 20,451 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 2,126 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 1,931 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 4,707 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 2,017 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 3,815 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 3,084 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 1,372 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 65,160 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 3,810 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 1,379 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 12,622 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 1,236 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 14,502 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 1,277 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 49,075 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 24,986 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 114,002 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 8,223 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 38,892 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 38,720 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 8,517 20,440
Portland District Health 357 1,785 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 8,660 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 9,028 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 35,148 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 1,332 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 3,329 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 32,554 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 7,608 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 18,865 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 5,632 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 3,076 7,383
Western Health 11,285 56,424 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 4,827 11,584
Total 162,112 810,562 1,945,347

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.