Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
338,065,262 338,026,136 39,126 0 338,065,263
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 630,652,216 593,636,509 30,224,867 6,790,840 0 630,652,216

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,022,399,287 1,022,399,287 1,022,399,287
Commonwealth
Block funding
120,894,478 120,894,478 120,894,478
Commonwealth
Other funding
27,006,854 27,006,854 27,006,854
Total C'wealth
funding
1,170,300,620 1,022,399,287 120,894,478 27,006,854 1,170,300,620
VIC
funding
1,817,127,361 1,816,497,797 629,565 0 1,817,127,361
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 2,987,427,981 2,838,897,084 120,894,478 27,636,418 0 2,987,427,981

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, October 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 October 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 58,630,679 58,630,679
Total 88,855,546 87,951,767 903,779 88,855,546

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 120,894,478 120,894,478
State/territory Block funding 293,833,946 293,833,946
Total 414,728,424 411,557,158 3,171,266 414,728,424

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, October 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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) 593,636,509 593,636,509 2,838,897,084 2,838,897,084
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 88,855,546 88,855,546 414,728,424 414,728,424
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 27,006,854 27,006,854
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 39,126 39,126 629,565 629,565
Total Other (Pool) 6,790,840 6,790,840 27,636,418 27,636,418
Grand Total 689,282,895 689,282,895 3,281,261,927 3,281,261,926

*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, October 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 6,730,389 1,409,925 8,140,314
Alexandra District Hospital 0 434,020 434,020
Alfred Health 46,439,533 4,521,850 50,961,383
Alpine Health 0 865,800 865,800
Austin Health 40,137,000 3,774,750 43,911,750
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,553,000 86,335 3,639,335
Ballarat Health Services 15,053,408 2,188,900 17,242,308
Barwon Health 27,731,965 3,049,950 30,781,915
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,051,000 75,815 2,126,815
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 319,000 319,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 286,000 286,000
Benalla Health 1,296,000 34,150 1,330,150
Bendigo Health Care Group 14,201,000 2,943,750 17,144,750
Boort District Health 0 170,000 170,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,816,000 76,650 1,892,650
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 269,000 269,000
Castlemaine Health 1,430,000 64,460 1,494,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,911,000 143,085 4,054,085
Cobram District Health 0 441,600 441,600
Cohuna District Hospital 0 367,000 367,000
Colac Area Health 1,675,000 84,848 1,759,848
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,495,458 0 3,495,458
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,039,240 66,275 3,105,515
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 83,000 83,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,197,000 31,140 1,228,140
East Wimmera Health Service 0 765,000 765,000
Eastern Health 46,312,184 6,303,650 52,615,834
Echuca Regional Health 2,559,000 250,585 2,809,585
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 267,000 267,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,323,000 46,665 1,369,665
Goulburn Valley Health 9,622,000 1,616,400 11,238,400
Heathcote Health 0 151,000 151,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 622,000 622,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 154,600 154,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 183,000 183,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 136,000 136,000
Kerang District Health 0 461,000 461,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 767,000 767,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 394,000 394,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 960,000 13,000 973,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 663,000 663,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,599,000 2,708,750 13,307,750
Lorne Community Hospital 0 180,000 180,000
Maldon Hospital 0 84,000 84,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 307,000 307,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 488,000 488,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,190,000 47,305 1,237,305
Melbourne Health 41,560,000 10,158,350 51,718,350
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,552,000 2,009,250 19,561,250
Monash Health 76,759,475 8,750,339 85,509,814
Moyne Health Services 0 276,000 276,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 141,000 141,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,996,000 185,315 6,181,315
Northern Health 24,352,000 995,300 25,347,300
Numurkah District Health Service 0 494,000 494,000
Omeo District Health 0 132,000 132,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 489,260 489,260
Otway Health & Community Services 0 200,000 200,000
Peninsula Health 26,695,000 3,402,750 30,097,750
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,512,000 610,450 7,122,450
Portland District Health 1,639,000 35,163 1,674,163
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,044,000 840,720 6,884,720
Robinvale District Health Services 0 436,520 436,520
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 378,480 378,480
Rural Northwest Health 0 644,660 644,660
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 883,000 883,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 398,000 398,000
South West Healthcare 7,225,000 1,153,465 8,378,465
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 27,894,000 4,485,750 32,379,750
Stawell Regional Health 966,000 54,175 1,020,175
Swan Hill District Health 2,234,000 76,015 2,310,015
Tallangatta Health Service 0 255,000 255,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 400,000 400,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 27,082,711 2,227,300 29,310,011
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,745,000 222,000 5,967,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,964,000 -199,650 13,764,350
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 289,000 289,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 285,000 285,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,781,000 3,781,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,178,000 142,180 4,320,180
West Wimmera Health Service 0 981,850 981,850
Western District Health Service 2,505,000 330,005 2,835,005
Western Health 39,294,000 1,602,650 40,896,650
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,437,000 107,035 3,544,035
Yarram & District Health Service 0 400,940 400,940
Yarrawonga Health 0 584,000 584,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 176,000 176,000
Total 587,956,363 87,210,530 675,166,893

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 31,043,582 6,840,925 37,884,507
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,058,896 2,058,896
Alfred Health 236,712,489 20,651,350 257,363,839
Alpine Health 0 4,127,525 4,127,525
Austin Health 187,528,508 17,586,173 205,114,681
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 16,582,000 380,564 16,962,564
Ballarat Health Services 69,853,947 10,318,100 80,172,047
Barwon Health 128,651,209 14,683,450 143,334,659
Bass Coast Regional Health 11,318,000 369,815 11,687,815
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,512,380 1,512,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,353,686 1,353,686
Benalla Health 6,053,000 89,150 6,142,150
Bendigo Health Care Group 66,402,267 13,951,750 80,354,017
Boort District Health 0 812,246 812,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,475,000 455,050 8,930,050
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,280,014 1,280,014
Castlemaine Health 6,685,000 143,460 6,828,460
Central Gippsland Health Service 18,263,000 543,085 18,806,085
Cobram District Health 0 2,095,754 2,095,754
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,864,956 1,864,956
Colac Area Health 7,818,000 302,700 8,120,700
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 15,590,455 0 15,590,455
Djerriwarrh Health Services 13,764,734 192,275 13,957,009
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 385,934 385,934
East Grampians Health Service 5,593,000 118,140 5,711,140
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,633,090 3,633,090
Eastern Health 213,586,571 31,384,650 244,971,221
Echuca Regional Health 11,955,000 609,585 12,564,585
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,280,436 1,280,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 6,177,000 220,665 6,397,665
Goulburn Valley Health 45,059,267 7,840,400 52,899,667
Heathcote Health 0 712,423 712,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,979,106 2,979,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 676,280 676,280
Heywood Rural Health 0 855,254 855,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 653,187 653,187
Kerang District Health 0 2,358,826 2,358,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,928,347 3,928,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,854,844 1,854,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,485,000 57,000 4,542,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,217,035 3,217,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 49,595,267 12,761,750 62,357,017
Lorne Community Hospital 0 841,453 841,453
Maldon Hospital 0 389,148 389,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,401,937 1,401,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,384,636 2,384,636
Maryborough District Health Service 5,552,000 209,305 5,761,305
Melbourne Health 224,071,830 47,164,350 271,236,180
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 89,112,267 9,281,450 98,393,717
Monash Health 358,762,549 41,122,339 399,884,888
Moyne Health Services 0 1,303,286 1,303,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 678,737 678,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 28,670,000 902,199 29,572,199
Northern Health 113,780,000 4,213,500 117,993,500
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,764,572 2,764,572
Omeo District Health 0 611,831 611,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,269,832 2,269,832
Otway Health & Community Services 0 947,556 947,556
Peninsula Health 124,781,267 13,864,294 138,645,561
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 30,426,000 3,240,450 33,666,450
Portland District Health 7,660,000 273,363 7,933,363
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 29,872,634 2,536,720 32,409,354
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,006,824 2,006,824
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,763,008 1,763,008
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,016,336 3,016,336
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,365,965 4,365,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,994,038 1,994,038
South West Healthcare 33,861,767 5,546,465 39,408,232
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 130,351,267 20,234,750 150,586,017
Stawell Regional Health 4,509,000 164,175 4,673,175
Swan Hill District Health 10,437,000 407,015 10,844,015
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,204,963 1,204,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,949,641 1,949,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 127,874,072 10,499,400 138,373,472
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 26,830,000 1,011,000 27,841,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 73,022,000 -493,650 72,528,350
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,396,698 1,396,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,345,670 1,345,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 17,640,102 17,640,102
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 19,511,000 672,180 20,183,180
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,625,409 4,625,409
Western District Health Service 11,702,000 1,580,005 13,282,005
Western Health 183,524,000 7,814,350 191,338,350
Wimmera Health Care Group 16,054,000 440,235 16,494,235
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,827,525 1,827,525
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,906,735 2,906,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 846,308 846,308
Total 2,811,556,949 408,306,361 3,219,863,310

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, October 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 5,488 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 41,940 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 36,488 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 3,676 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 14,332 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 27,344 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 2,096 6,293
Benalla Health 254 1,016 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 14,980 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 1,212 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 3,592 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 1,332 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 3,024 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 2,248 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 1,052 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 44,760 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 2,172 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 1,096 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 9,276 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 880 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 10,360 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 1,016 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 38,696 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 16,596 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 74,608 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 5,828 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 25,480 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 26,548 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 6,944 20,834
Portland District Health 344 1,376 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 3,560 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 6,396 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 26,012 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 904 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 2,156 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 21,548 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 6,184 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 12,928 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 4,084 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 2,444 7,331
Western Health 9,846 39,384 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 3,164 9,487
Total 139,191 554,220 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.