Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
357,319,262 357,319,262 357,319,262
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
406,650,902 357,319,262 41,563,444 7,768,196 406,650,902
VIC
funding
279,761,545 279,658,504 103,040 0 279,761,545
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 686,412,447 636,977,766 41,563,444 7,871,237 0 686,412,447

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,395,560,474 1,395,560,474 1,395,560,474
Commonwealth
Block funding
166,253,777 166,253,777 166,253,777
Commonwealth
Other funding
31,072,785 31,072,785 31,072,785
Total C'wealth
funding
1,592,887,036 1,395,560,474 166,253,777 31,072,785 1,592,887,036
VIC
funding
1,868,188,846 1,867,492,767 696,080 0 1,868,188,847
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 3,461,075,883 3,263,053,242 166,253,777 31,768,865 0 3,461,075,883

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 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 October 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 46,020,958 46,020,958
Total 87,584,402 86,693,002 891,400 87,584,402

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 166,253,777 166,253,777
State/territory Block funding 303,753,429 303,753,429
Total 470,007,206 465,116,826 4,890,380 470,007,206

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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) 636,977,766 636,977,766 3,263,286,039 3,263,053,242
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 87,584,402 87,584,402 470,007,206 470,007,206
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 31,072,785 31,072,785
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 103,040 103,040 463,282 463,282
Total Other (Pool) 7,871,237 7,871,237 31,536,067 31,768,865
Grand Total 732,433,405 732,433,405 3,764,829,312 3,764,829,312

*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, October 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 7,223,000 1,583,000 8,806,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 488,783 488,783
Alfred Health 56,196,969 3,973,000 60,169,969
Alpine Health 0 916,057 916,057
Austin Health 39,539,000 3,538,000 43,077,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,124,573 188,000 4,312,573
Ballarat Health Services 16,985,869 2,255,000 19,240,869
Barwon Health 30,021,920 3,205,000 33,226,920
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,847,247 87,000 2,934,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 330,421 330,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 305,824 305,824
Benalla Health 1,418,254 17,000 1,435,254
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,518,728 3,009,000 19,527,728
Boort District Health 0 178,602 178,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,709,000 60,000 2,769,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 332,700 332,700
Castlemaine Health 2,531,544 41,000 2,572,544
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,766,000 184,000 3,950,000
Cobram District Health 0 530,174 530,174
Cohuna District Hospital 0 486,451 486,451
Colac Area Health 1,590,000 33,000 1,623,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,289,000 0 3,289,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,605,000 38,000 4,643,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,158,000 78,000 1,236,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 929,091 929,091
Eastern Health 47,859,877 6,280,000 54,139,877
Echuca Regional Health 3,564,808 173,000 3,737,808
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 272,134 272,134
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,271,000 46,000 1,317,000
Goulburn Valley Health 10,089,623 1,755,000 11,844,623
Heathcote Health 0 194,725 194,725
Hepburn Health Service 0 855,940 855,940
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 155,904 155,904
Heywood Rural Health 0 190,265 190,265
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 152,193 152,193
Kerang District Health 0 603,400 603,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,202,663 1,202,663
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 369,971 369,971
Kyabram & District Health Services 974,000 6,000 980,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 792,416 792,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,116,322 2,537,000 13,653,322
Lorne Community Hospital 0 185,257 185,257
Maldon Hospital 0 89,207 89,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 294,354 294,354
Mansfield District Hospital 0 662,359 662,359
Maryborough District Health Service 1,273,210 19,000 1,292,210
Melbourne Health 40,348,000 9,265,000 49,613,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 18,276,000 1,875,000 20,151,000
Monash Health 82,043,300 8,331,000 90,374,300
Moyne Health Services 0 294,158 294,158
Nathalia District Hospital 0 148,552 148,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,362,850 212,000 6,574,850
Northern Health 26,704,000 795,000 27,499,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 627,649 627,649
Omeo District Health 0 125,666 125,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 494,955 494,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 196,688 196,688
Peninsula Health 28,665,003 2,851,000 31,516,003
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,704,000 234,000 8,938,000
Portland District Health 1,633,000 15,000 1,648,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,568,752 944,000 7,512,752
Robinvale District Health Services 0 449,287 449,287
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 404,918 404,918
Rural Northwest Health 0 649,717 649,717
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,124,756 1,124,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 528,312 528,312
South West Healthcare 7,644,000 1,266,000 8,910,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 27,127,000 3,860,000 30,987,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,271,914 32,000 1,303,914
Swan Hill District Health 2,644,007 67,000 2,711,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 254,717 254,717
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 465,582 465,582
The Royal Children's Hospital 27,466,000 1,839,000 29,305,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,076,910 148,000 6,224,910
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,468,656 318,000 15,786,656
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 320,237 320,237
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 287,830 287,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,403,000 3,403,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,356,848 128,000 5,484,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,139,689 1,139,689
Western District Health Service 2,522,000 301,000 2,823,000
Western Health 41,314,000 1,522,000 42,836,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,311,607 142,000 4,453,607
Yarram & District Health Service 0 394,550 394,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 749,442 749,442
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 190,506 190,506
Total 631,180,791 86,019,102 717,199,893

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 38,610,907 9,003,504 47,614,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,242,783 2,242,783
Alfred Health 259,781,969 21,630,218 281,412,187
Alpine Health 0 4,186,057 4,186,057
Austin Health 208,765,000 18,834,280 227,599,280
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 19,377,573 855,000 20,232,573
Ballarat Health Services 82,987,319 12,317,082 95,304,401
Barwon Health 154,375,479 17,884,122 172,259,601
Bass Coast Regional Health 13,150,247 452,000 13,602,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,599,421 1,599,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,459,824 1,459,824
Benalla Health 6,648,254 124,000 6,772,254
Bendigo Health Care Group 84,091,831 16,428,772 100,520,603
Boort District Health 0 860,602 860,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,221,000 343,000 8,564,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,418,700 1,418,700
Castlemaine Health 8,557,544 132,000 8,689,544
Central Gippsland Health Service 19,697,000 862,000 20,559,000
Cobram District Health 0 2,431,174 2,431,174
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,026,451 2,026,451
Colac Area Health 8,268,000 125,000 8,393,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 17,509,000 0 17,509,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 16,565,000 176,000 16,741,000
East Grampians Health Service 5,996,000 419,000 6,415,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,392,091 4,392,091
Eastern Health 247,358,877 37,149,216 284,508,093
Echuca Regional Health 16,351,808 874,000 17,225,808
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,263,134 1,263,134
Gippsland Southern Health Service 6,616,000 143,000 6,759,000
Goulburn Valley Health 52,085,689 9,951,784 62,037,473
Heathcote Health 0 895,725 895,725
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,959,940 3,959,940
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 757,904 757,904
Heywood Rural Health 0 922,265 922,265
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 712,193 712,193
Kerang District Health 0 2,393,400 2,393,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,689,663 4,689,663
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,869,971 1,869,971
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,071,000 47,000 5,118,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,436,416 3,436,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 57,710,477 13,962,502 71,672,979
Lorne Community Hospital 0 911,257 911,257
Maldon Hospital 0 413,207 413,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,453,354 1,453,354
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,673,359 2,673,359
Maryborough District Health Service 6,090,210 110,000 6,200,210
Melbourne Health 214,583,611 53,589,002 268,172,613
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 106,404,305 12,095,278 118,499,583
Monash Health 429,138,300 49,454,366 478,592,666
Moyne Health Services 0 1,360,158 1,360,158
Nathalia District Hospital 0 713,552 713,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 32,702,850 1,117,000 33,819,850
Northern Health 141,376,000 4,022,000 145,398,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,104,649 3,104,649
Omeo District Health 0 628,666 628,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,203,955 2,203,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 986,688 986,688
Peninsula Health 147,921,003 15,796,348 163,717,351
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 44,346,000 1,213,000 45,559,000
Portland District Health 8,517,000 101,000 8,618,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 33,721,530 5,204,674 38,926,204
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,184,287 2,184,287
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,955,918 1,955,918
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,117,717 3,117,717
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,704,756 4,704,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,088,312 2,088,312
South West Healthcare 40,400,982 6,988,524 47,389,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 142,938,000 21,096,776 164,034,776
Stawell Regional Health 5,337,914 156,000 5,493,914
Swan Hill District Health 12,328,007 333,000 12,661,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,248,717 1,248,717
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,032,582 2,032,582
The Royal Children's Hospital 145,467,000 9,793,000 155,260,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 31,950,910 680,000 32,630,910
The Royal Women's Hospital 76,171,187 1,610,000 77,781,187
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,448,237 1,448,237
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,394,830 1,394,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 18,385,303 18,385,303
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 24,258,848 826,000 25,084,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,292,689 5,292,689
Western District Health Service 13,295,920 1,591,000 14,886,920
Western Health 218,012,000 7,244,000 225,256,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 19,432,607 723,000 20,155,607
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,936,550 1,936,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,153,442 3,153,442
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 875,506 875,506
Total 3,232,190,158 461,242,853 3,693,433,011

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 5,959 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 50,390 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 48,954 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 4,263 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 16,237 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 30,809 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 2,364 7,093
Benalla Health 334 1,337 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 16,361 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 1,701 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 1,545 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 3,765 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 1,613 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 3,052 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 2,467 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 1,098 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 52,128 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 3,048 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 1,103 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 10,098 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 988 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 11,601 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 1,021 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 39,260 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 19,988 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 91,202 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 6,578 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 31,114 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 30,976 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 6,813 20,440
Portland District Health 357 1,428 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 6,928 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 7,223 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 28,118 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 1,066 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 2,663 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 26,043 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 6,086 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 15,092 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 4,505 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 2,461 7,383
Western Health 11,285 45,139 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 3,861 11,584
Total 162,112 648,449 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.