Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
303,600,639 303,553,067 47,572 0 303,600,639
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 620,026,622 577,465,107 35,477,396 7,084,119 0 620,026,622

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,095,648,159 1,095,648,159 1,095,648,159
Commonwealth
Block funding
141,909,585 141,909,585 141,909,585
Commonwealth
Other funding
28,146,187 28,146,187 28,146,187
Total C'wealth
funding
1,265,703,931 1,095,648,159 141,909,585 28,146,187 1,265,703,931
VIC
funding
1,793,932,845 1,793,528,209 404,637 0 1,793,932,845
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 3,059,636,777 2,889,176,368 141,909,585 28,550,824 0 3,059,636,777

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, October 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 October 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 42,953,774 42,953,774
Total 78,431,171 78,059,193 371,978 78,431,171

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 141,909,585 141,909,585
State/territory Block funding 252,297,730 252,297,730
Total 394,207,316 391,709,028 2,498,288 394,207,316

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 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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) 577,465,107 577,465,107 2,889,176,368 2,889,176,368
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 78,431,171 78,431,171 394,207,316 394,207,316
Other
Public health funding 7,036,547 7,036,547 28,146,187 28,146,187
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 47,572 47,572 389,567 389,567
Total Other (Pool) 7,084,119 7,084,119 28,550,824 28,550,824
Grand Total 662,980,396 662,980,396 3,311,934,507 3,311,934,507

*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, October 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 6,173,402 1,469,350 7,642,752
Alexandra District Hospital 0 364,200 364,200
Alfred Health 47,002,666 3,528,850 50,531,516
Alpine Health 0 736,000 736,000
Austin Health 36,721,708 3,529,350 40,251,058
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,430,000 186,600 3,616,600
Ballarat Health Services 14,590,598 2,139,550 16,730,148
Barwon Health 26,555,892 3,654,550 30,210,442
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,982,000 138,100 2,120,100
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 276,000 276,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 256,000 256,000
Benalla Health 1,171,000 35,450 1,206,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,811,224 3,483,082 17,294,306
Boort District Health 0 144,000 144,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,604,000 56,500 1,660,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 231,000 231,000
Castlemaine Health 1,300,000 32,190 1,332,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,745,327 163,850 3,909,177
Cobram District Health 0 407,850 407,850
Cohuna District Hospital 0 310,000 310,000
Colac Area Health 1,563,000 49,715 1,612,715
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,688,000 0 2,688,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,697,000 63,645 2,760,645
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 69,000 69,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,069,000 17,950 1,086,950
East Wimmera Health Service 0 654,000 654,000
Eastern Health 45,362,491 5,617,450 50,979,941
Echuca Regional Health 2,510,000 166,500 2,676,500
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 227,000 227,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,224,000 30,250 1,254,250
Goulburn Valley Health 9,588,619 2,098,350 11,686,969
Heathcote Health 0 139,000 139,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 533,000 533,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 132,600 132,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 157,000 157,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 117,000 117,000
Kerang District Health 0 387,000 387,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 722,000 722,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 338,000 338,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 881,000 36,000 917,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 562,000 562,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,146,457 2,437,097 12,583,554
Lorne Community Hospital 0 155,000 155,000
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 257,800 257,800
Mansfield District Hospital 0 406,000 406,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,101,000 22,650 1,123,650
Melbourne Health 40,777,975 8,514,650 49,292,625
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,369,828 1,606,400 18,976,228
Monash Health 78,664,595 7,282,050 85,946,645
Moyne Health Services 0 238,600 238,600
Nathalia District Hospital 0 122,000 122,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,798,154 269,505 6,067,659
Northern Health 23,273,308 766,050 24,039,358
Numurkah District Health Service 0 433,000 433,000
Omeo District Health 0 113,000 113,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 404,200 404,200
Otway Health & Community Services 0 171,000 171,000
Peninsula Health 26,027,649 2,518,500 28,546,149
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,376,036 222,150 6,598,186
Portland District Health 1,615,000 20,800 1,635,800
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,934,450 875,735 6,810,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 369,800 369,800
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 329,200 329,200
Rural Northwest Health 0 544,800 544,800
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 760,000 760,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 340,000 340,000
South West Healthcare 7,073,195 1,690,345 8,763,540
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,376,111 3,415,800 29,791,911
Stawell Regional Health 1,042,000 39,500 1,081,500
Swan Hill District Health 2,210,000 50,150 2,260,150
Tallangatta Health Service 0 222,000 222,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 343,000 343,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 27,695,736 1,800,500 29,496,236
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,325,009 123,500 5,448,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,407,195 -56,500 11,350,695
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 252,000 252,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 245,000 245,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,206,000 3,206,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,233,105 260,250 4,493,355
West Wimmera Health Service 0 831,350 831,350
Western District Health Service 2,590,000 271,240 2,861,240
Western Health 38,164,511 1,157,550 39,322,061
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,195,627 90,745 3,286,372
Yarram & District Health Service 0 350,400 350,400
Yarrawonga Health 0 512,000 512,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 148,000 148,000
Total 572,067,868 77,463,749 649,531,617

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 31,991,098 7,643,850 39,634,948
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,935,200 1,935,200
Alfred Health 227,907,582 18,400,725 246,308,307
Alpine Health 0 3,914,000 3,914,000
Austin Health 189,835,708 16,292,850 206,128,558
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 17,283,000 508,600 17,791,600
Ballarat Health Services 72,230,652 10,591,514 82,822,166
Barwon Health 133,603,776 14,850,685 148,454,461
Bass Coast Regional Health 10,352,000 494,451 10,846,451
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,470,000 1,470,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,327,000 1,327,000
Benalla Health 6,172,000 118,450 6,290,450
Bendigo Health Care Group 69,304,224 15,197,913 84,502,137
Boort District Health 0 776,000 776,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,599,000 286,500 8,885,500
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,228,000 1,228,000
Castlemaine Health 6,859,000 104,190 6,963,190
Central Gippsland Health Service 18,834,807 600,350 19,435,157
Cobram District Health 0 2,162,850 2,162,850
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,678,000 1,678,000
Colac Area Health 7,909,000 163,407 8,072,407
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 14,794,992 0 14,794,992
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 13,855,904 187,222 14,043,126
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 378,000 378,000
East Grampians Health Service 5,624,000 94,950 5,718,950
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,484,000 3,484,000
Eastern Health 220,024,705 29,133,346 249,158,051
Echuca Regional Health 13,429,552 452,177 13,881,729
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,217,000 1,217,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 6,277,000 94,224 6,371,224
Goulburn Valley Health 46,436,619 8,202,850 54,639,469
Heathcote Health 0 744,000 744,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,864,000 2,864,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 661,600 661,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 834,000 834,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 630,000 630,000
Kerang District Health 0 2,088,000 2,088,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,837,584 3,837,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,814,000 1,814,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,521,000 81,000 4,602,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,017,000 3,017,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 50,962,457 12,416,972 63,379,429
Lorne Community Hospital 0 826,000 826,000
Maldon Hospital 0 378,000 378,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,371,800 1,371,800
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,173,000 2,173,000
Maryborough District Health Service 5,614,000 116,175 5,730,175
Melbourne Health 205,442,975 46,075,418 251,518,393
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 88,203,828 8,659,400 96,863,228
Monash Health 378,905,325 38,387,889 417,293,214
Moyne Health Services 0 1,266,600 1,266,600
Nathalia District Hospital 0 655,000 655,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 28,522,091 1,045,505 29,567,596
Northern Health 118,312,308 3,893,414 122,205,722
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,322,000 2,322,000
Omeo District Health 0 604,000 604,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,101,200 2,101,200
Otway Health & Community Services 0 923,000 923,000
Peninsula Health 129,306,649 13,251,616 142,558,265
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 32,207,036 1,153,150 33,360,186
Portland District Health 7,869,000 138,534 8,007,534
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 29,311,450 4,210,735 33,522,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,923,800 1,923,800
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,710,200 1,710,200
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,899,800 2,899,800
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,108,000 4,108,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,843,000 1,843,000
South West Healthcare 35,711,195 6,035,345 41,746,540
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 131,649,657 18,105,675 149,755,332
Stawell Regional Health 4,683,000 157,500 4,840,500
Swan Hill District Health 10,916,000 304,335 11,220,335
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,174,000 1,174,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,841,000 1,841,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 133,866,966 9,011,500 142,878,466
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 27,300,009 658,500 27,958,509
The Royal Women's Hospital 75,442,195 -1,129,000 74,313,195
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,321,000 1,321,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,307,000 1,307,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 16,833,000 16,833,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 20,532,105 895,750 21,427,855
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,418,350 4,418,350
Western District Health Service 12,460,000 1,542,240 14,002,240
Western Health 192,018,983 6,357,761 198,376,744
Wimmera Health Care Group 16,837,627 448,745 17,286,372
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,795,400 1,795,400
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,692,000 2,692,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 799,000 799,000
Total 2,861,920,475 388,582,797 3,250,503,272

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 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 6,245 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 44,162 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 38,076 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 3,999 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 15,289 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 29,287 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 2,221 6,663
Benalla Health 265 1,061 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 15,825 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 1,794 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 1,268 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 3,888 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 1,374 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 1,238 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 2,386 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 1,081 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 47,781 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 2,330 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 1,135 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 9,838 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 903 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 11,201 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 1,036 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 39,238 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 18,582 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 80,508 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 6,230 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 27,772 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 28,580 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 6,883 20,648
Portland District Health 355 1,418 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 6,521 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 7,115 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 27,288 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 899 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 2,297 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 22,525 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 6,286 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 14,551 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 4,424 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 2,519 7,556
Western Health 10,668 42,673 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 3,344 10,033
Total 148,267 593,067 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.