Victorian report, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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
301,525,730 301,392,006 133,724 0 301,525,730
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 594,112,683 557,002,379 30,224,867 6,885,437 0 594,112,684

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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
766,788,915 766,788,915 766,788,915
Commonwealth
Block funding
90,669,611 90,669,611 90,669,611
Commonwealth
Other funding
20,255,140 20,255,140 20,255,140
Total C'wealth
funding
877,713,666 766,788,915 90,669,611 20,255,140 877,713,666
VIC
funding
1,479,062,098 1,478,471,660 590,438 0 1,479,062,099
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 2,356,775,764 2,245,260,575 90,669,611 20,845,579 0 2,356,775,765

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, September 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 September 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 157,476,961 157,476,961
Total 187,701,828 186,267,978 1,433,850 187,701,828

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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 90,669,611 90,669,611
State/territory Block funding 235,203,267 235,203,267
Total 325,872,878 323,605,391 2,267,487 325,872,878

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, September 2013

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 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) 557,002,379 557,002,379 2,245,260,575 2,245,260,575
Block
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 187,701,828 187,701,828 325,872,878 325,872,878
Other
Public health funding 6,751,713 6,751,713 20,255,140 20,255,140
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 133,724 133,724 590,438 590,438
Total Other (Pool) 6,885,437 6,885,437 20,845,579 20,845,579
Grand Total 751,589,644 751,589,644 2,591,979,031 2,591,979,032

*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, September 2013

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 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 4,713,000 3,877,000 8,590,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 527,876 527,876
Alfred Health 46,257,000 9,957,000 56,214,000
Alpine Health 0 1,044,725 1,044,725
Austin Health 37,779,000 7,453,923 45,232,923
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,565,000 65,000 3,630,000
Ballarat Health Services 13,073,000 5,670,200 18,743,200
Barwon Health 25,370,000 8,103,000 33,473,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,029,000 67,000 2,096,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 368,380 368,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 330,686 330,686
Benalla Health 1,413,000 16,000 1,429,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 9,515,000 8,722,000 18,237,000
Boort District Health 0 202,246 202,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,978,000 188,400 2,166,400
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 319,014 319,014
Castlemaine Health 1,549,000 24,000 1,573,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,062,000 118,000 4,180,000
Cobram District Health 0 524,154 524,154
Cohuna District Hospital 0 498,014 498,014
Colac Area Health 1,755,000 68,852 1,823,852
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,395,000 0 3,395,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,656,000 38,000 2,694,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 91,934 91,934
East Grampians Health Service 1,236,000 35,000 1,271,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 894,090 894,090
Eastern Health 37,883,395 17,680,000 55,563,395
Echuca Regional Health 2,669,000 87,000 2,756,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 324,436 324,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,440,000 50,000 1,490,000
Goulburn Valley Health 7,571,000 4,405,000 11,976,000
Heathcote Health 0 180,423 180,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 745,106 745,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 158,680 158,680
Heywood Rural Health 0 206,254 206,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 163,187 163,187
Kerang District Health 0 674,198 674,198
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,181,347 1,181,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 440,844 440,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 997,000 13,000 1,010,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 790,035 790,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 6,115,000 8,200,000 14,315,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 201,453 201,453
Maldon Hospital 0 95,148 95,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 327,937 327,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 668,636 668,636
Maryborough District Health Service 1,178,000 53,000 1,231,000
Melbourne Health 26,159,861 27,664,000 53,823,861
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 22,875,000 5,329,200 28,204,200
Monash Health 72,221,878 21,781,000 94,002,878
Moyne Health Services 0 315,286 315,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 168,737 168,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,647,000 138,884 6,785,884
Northern Health 26,742,000 923,200 27,665,200
Numurkah District Health Service 0 946,572 946,572
Omeo District Health 0 145,831 145,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 587,572 587,572
Otway Health & Community Services 0 228,556 228,556
Peninsula Health 25,058,000 7,149,544 32,207,544
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,543,000 621,000 8,164,000
Portland District Health 1,724,000 73,200 1,797,200
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,230,000 878,000 7,108,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 489,304 489,304
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 420,214 420,214
Rural Northwest Health 0 742,676 742,676
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 959,965 959,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 570,038 570,038
South West Healthcare 5,372,000 3,516,000 8,888,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,623,000 8,847,000 35,470,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,055,000 32,000 1,087,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,330,000 78,000 2,408,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 289,963 289,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 514,641 514,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,616,145 5,089,100 31,705,245
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,537,000 234,000 6,771,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,656,000 -102,000 15,554,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 362,698 362,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 327,670 327,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,638,102 4,638,102
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,562,000 136,000 4,698,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,149,559 1,149,559
Western District Health Service 2,668,000 328,000 2,996,000
Western Health 42,419,000 1,790,200 44,209,200
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,655,000 88,200 3,743,200
Yarram & District Health Service 0 418,585 418,585
Yarrawonga Health 0 806,735 806,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 216,308 216,308
Total 550,892,279 184,743,718 735,635,997

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 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 24,313,193 5,431,000 29,744,193
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,624,876 1,624,876
Alfred Health 190,272,956 16,129,500 206,402,456
Alpine Health 0 3,261,725 3,261,725
Austin Health 147,391,508 13,811,423 161,202,931
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 13,029,000 294,229 13,323,229
Ballarat Health Services 54,800,539 8,129,200 62,929,739
Barwon Health 100,919,244 11,633,500 112,552,744
Bass Coast Regional Health 9,267,000 294,000 9,561,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,193,380 1,193,380
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,067,686 1,067,686
Benalla Health 4,757,000 55,000 4,812,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 52,201,267 11,008,000 63,209,267
Boort District Health 0 642,246 642,246
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 6,659,000 378,400 7,037,400
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,011,014 1,011,014
Castlemaine Health 5,255,000 79,000 5,334,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 14,352,000 400,000 14,752,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,654,154 1,654,154
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,497,956 1,497,956
Colac Area Health 6,143,000 217,852 6,360,852
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 12,094,997 0 12,094,997
Djerriwarrh Health Services 10,725,494 126,000 10,851,494
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 302,934 302,934
East Grampians Health Service 4,396,000 87,000 4,483,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,868,090 2,868,090
Eastern Health 167,274,387 25,081,000 192,355,387
Echuca Regional Health 9,396,000 359,000 9,755,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,013,436 1,013,436
Gippsland Southern Health Service 4,854,000 174,000 5,028,000
Goulburn Valley Health 35,437,267 6,224,000 41,661,267
Heathcote Health 0 561,423 561,423
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,357,106 2,357,106
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 521,680 521,680
Heywood Rural Health 0 672,254 672,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 517,187 517,187
Kerang District Health 0 1,897,826 1,897,826
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,161,347 3,161,347
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,460,844 1,460,844
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,525,000 44,000 3,569,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,554,035 2,554,035
Latrobe Regional Hospital 38,996,267 10,053,000 49,049,267
Lorne Community Hospital 0 661,453 661,453
Maldon Hospital 0 305,148 305,148
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,094,937 1,094,937
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,896,636 1,896,636
Maryborough District Health Service 4,362,000 162,000 4,524,000
Melbourne Health 182,511,830 37,006,000 219,517,830
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 71,560,267 7,272,200 78,832,467
Monash Health 282,003,074 32,372,000 314,375,074
Moyne Health Services 0 1,027,286 1,027,286
Nathalia District Hospital 0 537,737 537,737
Northeast Health Wangaratta 22,674,000 716,884 23,390,884
Northern Health 89,428,000 3,218,200 92,646,200
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,270,572 2,270,572
Omeo District Health 0 479,831 479,831
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,780,572 1,780,572
Otway Health & Community Services 0 747,556 747,556
Peninsula Health 98,086,267 10,461,544 108,547,811
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 23,914,000 2,630,000 26,544,000
Portland District Health 6,021,000 238,200 6,259,200
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 23,828,634 1,696,000 25,524,634
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,570,304 1,570,304
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,384,528 1,384,528
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,371,676 2,371,676
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,482,965 3,482,965
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,596,038 1,596,038
South West Healthcare 26,636,767 4,393,000 31,029,767
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 102,457,267 15,749,000 118,206,267
Stawell Regional Health 3,543,000 110,000 3,653,000
Swan Hill District Health 8,203,000 331,000 8,534,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 949,963 949,963
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,549,641 1,549,641
The Royal Children's Hospital 100,791,361 8,272,100 109,063,461
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 21,085,000 789,000 21,874,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 59,058,000 -294,000 58,764,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,107,698 1,107,698
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,060,670 1,060,670
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 13,859,102 13,859,102
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 15,333,000 530,000 15,863,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,643,559 3,643,559
Western District Health Service 9,197,000 1,250,000 10,447,000
Western Health 144,230,000 6,211,700 150,441,700
Wimmera Health Care Group 12,617,000 333,200 12,950,200
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,426,585 1,426,585
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,322,735 2,322,735
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 670,308 670,308
Total 2,223,600,586 321,095,831 2,544,696,417

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, September 2013

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 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 4,116 16,461
Alfred Health 10,485 31,455 125,820
Austin Health 9,122 27,366 109,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 919 2,757 11,025
Ballarat Health Services 3,583 10,749 42,990
Barwon Health 6,836 20,508 82,029
Bass Coast Regional Health 524 1,572 6,293
Benalla Health 254 762 3,050
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,745 11,235 44,943
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 0 0 0
Castlemaine Health 303 909 3,636
Central Gippsland Health Service 898 2,694 10,779
Colac Area Health 333 999 4,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 756 2,268 9,073
Djerriwarrh Health Services 562 1,686 6,745
East Grampians Health Service 263 789 3,150
Eastern Health 11,190 33,570 134,282
Echuca Regional Health 543 1,629 6,520
Gippsland Southern Health Service 274 822 3,291
Goulburn Valley Health 2,319 6,957 27,828
Kyabram & District Health Services 220 660 2,640
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,590 7,770 31,081
Maryborough District Health Service 254 762 3,045
Melbourne Health 9,674 29,022 116,087
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,149 12,447 49,785
Monash Health 18,652 55,956 223,819
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,457 4,371 17,480
Northern Health 6,370 19,110 76,444
Peninsula Health 6,637 19,911 79,642
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,736 5,208 20,834
Portland District Health 344 1,032 4,131
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,526 2,034 18,310
South West Healthcare 1,599 4,797 19,187
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,503 19,509 78,041
Stawell Regional Health 226 678 2,712
Swan Hill District Health 539 1,617 6,473
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,387 16,161 64,643
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,546 4,638 18,548
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,232 9,696 38,785
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,021 3,063 12,253
Western District Health Service 611 1,833 7,331
Western Health 9,846 29,538 118,146
Wimmera Health Care Group 791 2,373 9,487
Total 139,191 415,029 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.