Victorian report, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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
406,222,481 406,102,141 120,341 0 406,222,481
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 722,648,464 680,014,181 35,477,396 7,156,887 0 722,648,464

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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
821,736,119 821,736,119 821,736,119
Commonwealth
Block funding
106,432,189 106,432,189 106,432,189
Commonwealth
Other funding
21,109,640 21,109,640 21,109,640
Total C'wealth
funding
949,277,949 821,736,119 106,432,189 21,109,640 949,277,949
VIC
funding
1,490,332,206 1,489,975,141 357,065 0 1,490,332,206
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 2,439,610,155 2,311,711,261 106,432,189 21,466,705 0 2,439,610,155

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, September 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 September 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 53,638,955 53,638,955
Total 89,116,351 88,665,684 450,668 89,116,351

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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 106,432,189 106,432,189
State/territory Block funding 209,343,956 209,343,956
Total 315,776,145 313,649,836 2,126,310 315,776,145

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 2014

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 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) 680,014,181 680,014,181 2,311,711,261 2,311,711,261
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 89,116,351 89,116,351 315,776,145 315,776,145
Other
Public health funding 7,036,547 7,036,547 21,109,640 21,109,640
Overdeposit 0 0 15,070 15,070
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 120,341 120,341 341,995 341,995
Total Other (Pool) 7,156,887 7,156,887 21,466,705 21,466,705
Grand Total 776,287,419 776,287,419 2,648,954,111 2,648,954,111

*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, September 2014

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 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 7,564,000 1,633,000 9,197,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 435,000 435,000
Alfred Health 55,341,000 4,292,000 59,633,000
Alpine Health 0 887,000 887,000
Austin Health 44,882,000 3,653,500 48,535,500
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,017,000 89,000 4,106,000
Ballarat Health Services 17,323,000 2,401,563 19,724,563
Barwon Health 31,767,000 3,180,500 34,947,500
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,553,000 86,000 2,639,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 340,000 340,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 315,000 315,000
Benalla Health 1,435,000 24,000 1,459,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,862,000 3,474,500 20,336,500
Boort District Health 0 178,000 178,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,334,000 65,000 2,399,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 282,000 282,000
Castlemaine Health 1,597,000 21,000 1,618,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,602,480 156,500 4,758,980
Cobram District Health 0 597,000 597,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 379,000 379,000
Colac Area Health 1,785,000 22,000 1,807,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,356,000 0 3,356,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,185,000 34,000 3,219,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 91,000 91,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,275,000 22,000 1,297,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 786,000 786,000
Eastern Health 51,103,000 6,589,000 57,692,000
Echuca Regional Health 3,710,000 60,000 3,770,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 268,000 268,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,408,000 15,000 1,423,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,026,000 1,683,500 12,709,500
Heathcote Health 0 206,000 206,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 664,000 664,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 151,000 151,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 193,000 193,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 146,000 146,000
Kerang District Health 0 471,000 471,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 839,000 839,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 423,000 423,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,004,000 13,000 1,017,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 684,000 684,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,201,000 2,815,000 15,016,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 192,000 192,000
Maldon Hospital 0 89,000 89,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 319,000 319,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 492,000 492,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,250,000 22,000 1,272,000
Melbourne Health 45,560,000 10,073,268 55,633,268
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 21,947,000 2,070,000 24,017,000
Monash Health 88,589,000 9,157,000 97,746,000
Moyne Health Services 0 293,000 293,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 151,000 151,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,538,000 140,000 6,678,000
Northern Health 28,410,000 884,090 29,294,090
Numurkah District Health Service 0 541,000 541,000
Omeo District Health 0 140,000 140,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 471,000 471,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 214,000 214,000
Peninsula Health 31,888,000 3,292,000 35,180,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 7,667,000 264,000 7,931,000
Portland District Health 1,804,000 21,000 1,825,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,746,000 840,000 7,586,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 432,000 432,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 391,000 391,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 665,000 665,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,002,000 1,002,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 426,000 426,000
South West Healthcare 8,832,000 1,160,000 9,992,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,318,546 4,303,875 35,622,421
Stawell Regional Health 1,069,000 33,000 1,102,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,618,000 47,000 2,665,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 271,000 271,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 428,000 428,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 30,478,000 2,117,000 32,595,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,336,000 154,000 6,490,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,372,000 -616,500 13,755,500
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 302,000 302,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 300,000 300,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,907,000 3,907,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,750,000 183,500 4,933,500
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,002,000 1,002,000
Western District Health Service 3,086,000 322,000 3,408,000
Western Health 45,465,000 1,463,500 46,928,500
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,390,000 101,000 4,491,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 425,000 425,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 606,000 606,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 182,000 182,000
Total 673,444,026 87,937,796 761,381,822

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 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 25,817,696 6,174,500 31,992,196
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,571,000 1,571,000
Alfred Health 180,904,916 14,871,875 195,776,791
Alpine Health 0 3,178,000 3,178,000
Austin Health 153,114,000 12,763,500 165,877,500
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 13,853,000 322,000 14,175,000
Ballarat Health Services 57,640,054 8,451,964 66,092,018
Barwon Health 107,047,884 11,196,135 118,244,019
Bass Coast Regional Health 8,370,000 356,351 8,726,351
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,194,000 1,194,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,071,000 1,071,000
Benalla Health 5,001,000 83,000 5,084,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 55,493,000 11,714,831 67,207,831
Boort District Health 0 632,000 632,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 6,995,000 230,000 7,225,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 997,000 997,000
Castlemaine Health 5,559,000 72,000 5,631,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 15,089,480 436,500 15,525,980
Cobram District Health 0 1,755,000 1,755,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,368,000 1,368,000
Colac Area Health 6,346,000 113,692 6,459,692
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 12,106,992 0 12,106,992
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 11,158,904 123,577 11,282,481
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 309,000 309,000
East Grampians Health Service 4,555,000 77,000 4,632,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,830,000 2,830,000
Eastern Health 174,662,214 23,515,896 198,178,110
Echuca Regional Health 10,919,552 285,677 11,205,229
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 990,000 990,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 5,053,000 63,974 5,116,974
Goulburn Valley Health 36,848,000 6,104,500 42,952,500
Heathcote Health 0 605,000 605,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,331,000 2,331,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 529,000 529,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 677,000 677,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 513,000 513,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,701,000 1,701,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,115,584 3,115,584
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,476,000 1,476,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,640,000 45,000 3,685,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,455,000 2,455,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 40,816,000 9,979,875 50,795,875
Lorne Community Hospital 0 671,000 671,000
Maldon Hospital 0 307,000 307,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,114,000 1,114,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,767,000 1,767,000
Maryborough District Health Service 4,513,000 93,525 4,606,525
Melbourne Health 164,665,000 37,560,768 202,225,768
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 70,834,000 7,053,000 77,887,000
Monash Health 300,240,730 31,105,839 331,346,569
Moyne Health Services 0 1,028,000 1,028,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 533,000 533,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 22,723,937 776,000 23,499,937
Northern Health 95,039,000 3,127,364 98,166,364
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,889,000 1,889,000
Omeo District Health 0 491,000 491,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,697,000 1,697,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 752,000 752,000
Peninsula Health 103,279,000 10,733,116 114,012,116
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 25,831,000 931,000 26,762,000
Portland District Health 6,254,000 117,734 6,371,734
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 23,377,000 3,335,000 26,712,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,554,000 1,554,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,381,000 1,381,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,355,000 2,355,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,348,000 3,348,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,503,000 1,503,000
South West Healthcare 28,638,000 4,345,000 32,983,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 105,273,546 14,689,875 119,963,421
Stawell Regional Health 3,641,000 118,000 3,759,000
Swan Hill District Health 8,706,000 254,185 8,960,185
Tallangatta Health Service 0 952,000 952,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,498,000 1,498,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 106,171,230 7,211,000 113,382,230
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 21,975,000 535,000 22,510,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 64,035,000 -1,072,500 62,962,500
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,069,000 1,069,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,062,000 1,062,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 13,627,000 13,627,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 16,299,000 635,500 16,934,500
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,587,000 3,587,000
Western District Health Service 9,870,000 1,271,000 11,141,000
Western Health 153,854,472 5,200,211 159,054,683
Wimmera Health Care Group 13,642,000 358,000 14,000,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,445,000 1,445,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,180,000 2,180,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 651,000 651,000
Total 2,289,852,607 311,119,048 2,600,971,655

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 2014

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 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 4,684 18,734
Alfred Health 11,040 33,121 132,486
Austin Health 9,519 28,557 114,228
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,000 2,999 11,996
Ballarat Health Services 3,822 11,466 45,866
Barwon Health 7,322 21,965 87,861
Bass Coast Regional Health 555 1,666 6,663
Benalla Health 265 796 3,182
Bendigo Health Care Group 3,956 11,868 47,474
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 448 1,345 5,381
Castlemaine Health 317 951 3,803
Central Gippsland Health Service 972 2,916 11,663
Colac Area Health 344 1,031 4,123
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 309 928 3,713
Djerriwarrh Health Services 597 1,790 7,159
East Grampians Health Service 270 810 3,242
Eastern Health 11,945 35,835 143,342
Echuca Regional Health 583 1,748 6,990
Gippsland Southern Health Service 284 851 3,405
Goulburn Valley Health 2,459 7,378 29,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 226 677 2,708
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,800 8,401 33,603
Maryborough District Health Service 259 777 3,108
Melbourne Health 9,809 29,428 117,713
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,645 13,936 55,745
Monash Health 20,127 60,381 241,524
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,557 4,672 18,690
Northern Health 6,943 20,829 83,316
Peninsula Health 7,145 21,435 85,741
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,721 5,162 20,648
Portland District Health 355 1,064 4,255
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,630 4,891 19,564
South West Healthcare 1,779 5,336 21,345
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 6,822 20,466 81,865
Stawell Regional Health 225 674 2,696
Swan Hill District Health 574 1,723 6,891
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,631 16,894 67,576
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,571 4,714 18,857
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,638 10,913 43,653
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,106 3,318 13,273
Western District Health Service 630 1,889 7,556
Western Health 10,668 32,005 128,020
Wimmera Health Care Group 836 2,508 10,033
Total 148,267 444,800 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.