Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
306,919,697 306,919,697 306,919,697
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
354,047,178 306,919,697 39,717,484 7,409,997 354,047,178
VIC
funding
272,841,436 272,802,865 38,570 0 272,841,436
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 626,888,614 579,722,563 39,717,484 7,448,567 0 626,888,614

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,218,165,670 1,218,165,670 1,218,165,670
Commonwealth
Block funding
158,869,936 158,869,936 158,869,936
Commonwealth
Other funding
29,639,987 29,639,987 29,639,987
Total C'wealth
funding
1,406,675,593 1,218,165,670 158,869,936 29,639,987 1,406,675,593
VIC
funding
1,822,319,943 1,821,785,121 534,823 0 1,822,319,943
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 3,228,995,536 3,039,950,791 158,869,936 30,174,810 0 3,228,995,536

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 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 October 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 42,079,923 42,079,923
Total 81,797,407 78,122,519 3,674,888 81,797,407

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 158,869,936 158,869,936
State/territory Block funding 258,240,371 258,240,371
Total 417,110,307 410,004,318 7,105,989 417,110,307

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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) 579,722,563 579,722,563 3,040,061,544 3,039,950,791
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 81,797,407 81,797,407 417,110,307 417,110,307
Other
Public health funding 7,409,997 7,409,997 29,639,987 29,639,987
Overdeposit 0 0 0 110,754
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 38,570 38,570 424,069 424,069
Total Other (Pool) 7,448,567 7,448,567 30,064,056 30,174,810
Grand Total 668,968,537 668,968,537 3,487,235,907 3,487,235,908

*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, October 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 7,525,288 1,584,000 9,109,288
Alexandra District Hospital 0 393,000 393,000
Alfred Health 45,177,557 3,524,000 48,701,557
Alpine Health 0 937,000 937,000
Austin Health 38,454,475 3,308,000 41,762,475
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,372,000 99,000 3,471,000
Ballarat Health Services 14,084,103 1,984,000 16,068,103
Barwon Health 27,732,210 3,250,000 30,982,210
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,017,607 77,000 2,094,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 280,000 280,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 253,000 253,000
Benalla Health 1,168,000 26,000 1,194,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 13,522,110 2,801,000 16,323,110
Boort District Health 0 149,000 149,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,598,000 64,000 1,662,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 240,000 240,000
Castlemaine Health 1,173,000 35,000 1,208,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,514,000 112,000 3,626,000
Cobram District Health 0 413,000 413,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 319,537 319,537
Colac Area Health 1,510,000 34,000 1,544,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,296,779 0 3,296,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,653,288 84,000 3,737,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 74,000 74,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,079,000 26,000 1,105,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 666,000 666,000
Eastern Health 44,850,538 5,778,000 50,628,538
Echuca Regional Health 2,628,000 97,000 2,725,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,195,000 29,000 1,224,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,286,084 1,468,000 10,754,084
Heathcote Health 0 146,000 146,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 538,000 538,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 131,000 131,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 157,000 157,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 119,000 119,000
Kerang District Health 0 404,668 404,668
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 732,000 732,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 340,000 340,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 974,617 17,000 991,617
Kyneton District Health Service 0 576,000 576,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,095,162 2,354,000 12,449,162
Lorne Community Hospital 0 161,000 161,000
Maldon Hospital 0 73,000 73,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 268,000 268,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 438,000 438,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,067,000 32,000 1,099,000
Melbourne Health 38,696,000 8,786,240 47,482,240
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,216,838 1,778,000 20,994,838
Monash Health 76,760,267 7,559,000 84,319,267
Moyne Health Services 0 238,000 238,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 121,000 121,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,785,939 149,000 5,934,939
Northern Health 23,981,000 778,000 24,759,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 515,000 515,000
Omeo District Health 0 111,000 111,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 375,118 375,118
Otway Health & Community Services 0 173,000 173,000
Peninsula Health 24,882,000 2,485,000 27,367,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,746,000 247,000 6,993,000
Portland District Health 1,568,000 24,000 1,592,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,502,082 809,000 7,311,082
Robinvale District Health Services 0 386,000 386,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 336,000 336,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 557,000 557,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 795,000 795,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 346,000 346,000
South West Healthcare 8,645,322 1,071,000 9,716,322
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,907,000 3,727,000 29,634,000
Stawell Regional Health 879,000 41,000 920,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,047,000 57,000 2,104,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 223,000 223,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 382,000 382,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 27,899,826 2,525,000 30,424,826
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,391,000 130,000 5,521,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,224,570 293,000 12,517,570
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 257,000 257,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 488,000 488,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,302,156 3,302,156
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,953,000 132,000 4,085,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 843,000 843,000
Western District Health Service 2,449,040 282,000 2,731,040
Western Health 38,318,791 1,222,000 39,540,791
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,244,000 101,000 3,345,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 343,000 343,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 528,000 528,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 152,000 152,000
Total 574,070,493 77,484,719 651,555,212

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 36,825,288 7,959,000 44,784,288
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,164,043 2,164,043
Alfred Health 237,028,557 18,713,000 255,741,557
Alpine Health 0 4,273,579 4,273,579
Austin Health 198,516,937 17,015,000 215,531,937
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 18,088,000 747,726 18,835,726
Ballarat Health Services 75,013,103 10,572,000 85,585,103
Barwon Health 141,906,210 15,151,000 157,057,210
Bass Coast Regional Health 10,644,607 440,000 11,084,607
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,517,041 1,517,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,375,902 1,375,902
Benalla Health 6,279,000 108,000 6,387,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 71,903,110 14,694,000 86,597,110
Boort District Health 0 812,280 812,280
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,590,000 327,000 8,917,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,316,119 1,316,119
Castlemaine Health 8,062,000 112,000 8,174,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 18,944,000 567,000 19,511,000
Cobram District Health 0 2,267,746 2,267,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,887,736 1,887,736
Colac Area Health 8,117,000 112,000 8,229,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 15,385,779 0 15,385,779
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 15,499,288 216,000 15,715,288
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 404,110 404,110
East Grampians Health Service 5,804,000 402,133 6,206,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,644,451 3,644,451
Eastern Health 232,500,538 30,174,000 262,674,538
Echuca Regional Health 14,199,000 766,394 14,965,394
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,239,714 1,239,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 6,394,000 87,000 6,481,000
Goulburn Valley Health 49,250,084 8,032,000 57,282,084
Heathcote Health 0 796,930 796,930
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,003,180 3,003,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 672,298 672,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 853,113 853,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 658,921 658,921
Kerang District Health 0 2,304,552 2,304,552
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,292,035 4,292,035
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,846,704 1,846,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,886,617 89,000 4,975,617
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,241,146 3,241,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 53,090,162 12,616,000 65,706,162
Lorne Community Hospital 0 868,066 868,066
Maldon Hospital 0 388,439 388,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,430,074 1,430,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,513,261 2,513,261
Maryborough District Health Service 5,731,000 121,000 5,852,000
Melbourne Health 205,392,000 46,613,240 252,005,240
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 95,477,838 9,684,000 105,161,838
Monash Health 402,645,295 40,126,000 442,771,295
Moyne Health Services 0 1,292,800 1,292,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 670,390 670,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 29,921,939 989,000 30,910,939
Northern Health 128,751,000 3,907,000 132,658,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,053,046 3,053,046
Omeo District Health 0 597,571 597,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,168,320 2,168,320
Otway Health & Community Services 0 943,738 943,738
Peninsula Health 133,705,000 13,191,000 146,896,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 36,449,000 1,265,000 37,714,000
Portland District Health 8,302,000 89,000 8,391,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 31,858,082 4,347,000 36,205,082
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,066,015 2,066,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,790,009 1,790,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,984,200 2,984,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,539,106 4,539,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,009,201 2,009,201
South West Healthcare 38,709,322 6,105,313 44,814,635
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 137,017,000 19,758,600 156,775,600
Stawell Regional Health 4,730,000 148,000 4,878,000
Swan Hill District Health 11,004,000 306,000 11,310,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,200,476 1,200,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,994,775 1,994,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 142,482,764 11,106,160 153,588,924
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 28,635,000 655,000 29,290,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 79,461,570 238,000 79,699,570
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,394,159 1,394,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,585,170 1,585,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 17,225,156 17,225,156
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 21,077,000 855,000 21,932,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,597,919 4,597,919
Western District Health Service 12,587,040 1,547,000 14,134,040
Western Health 202,816,791 6,326,000 209,142,791
Wimmera Health Care Group 17,437,000 710,000 18,147,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,810,960 1,810,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,071,842 3,071,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 838,799 838,799
Total 3,011,117,921 406,592,658 3,417,710,579

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 5,907 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 45,576 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 39,665 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 4,012 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 16,687 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 31,761 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 2,273 6,821
Benalla Health 294 1,177 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 17,143 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 1,023 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 1,365 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 3,811 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 1,521 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 6,189 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 2,561 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 1,143 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 49,999 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 2,504 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 1,041 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 10,183 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 861 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 11,019 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 1,041 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 39,841 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 19,627 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 85,809 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 6,429 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 29,460 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 28,967 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 7,041 21,125
Portland District Health 354 1,416 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 6,648 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 7,507 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 28,744 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 955 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 2,327 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 26,940 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 6,669 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 14,923 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 4,879 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 2,123 6,369
Western Health 11,389 45,557 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 3,439 10,317
Total 156,940 627,761 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.