Victorian report, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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
306,919,698 306,919,698 306,919,698
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
354,047,178 306,919,698 39,717,484 7,409,997 354,047,178
VIC
funding
386,384,315 386,297,455 86,860 0 386,384,315
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 740,431,493 693,217,153 39,717,484 7,496,856 0 740,431,493

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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
911,245,972 911,245,972 911,245,972
Commonwealth
Block funding
119,152,452 119,152,452 119,152,452
Commonwealth
Other funding
22,229,990 22,229,990 22,229,990
Total C'wealth
funding
1,052,628,415 911,245,972 119,152,452 22,229,990 1,052,628,415
VIC
funding
1,549,478,508 1,548,982,256 496,253 0 1,549,478,508
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 2,602,106,923 2,460,228,228 119,152,452 22,726,243 0 2,602,106,923

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 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 September 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 63,824,316 63,824,316
Total 103,541,800 101,940,399 1,601,401 103,541,800

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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 119,152,452 119,152,452
State/territory Block funding 216,160,448 216,160,448
Total 335,312,900 331,881,799 3,431,101 335,312,900

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 2015

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 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) 693,217,153 693,217,153 2,460,338,981 2,460,228,228
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 103,541,800 103,541,800 335,312,900 335,312,900
Other
Public health funding 7,409,997 7,409,997 22,229,990 22,229,990
Overdeposit 0 0 0 110,754
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 86,860 86,860 385,499 385,499
Total Other (Pool) 7,496,856 7,496,856 22,615,490 22,726,243
Grand Total 804,255,809 804,255,809 2,818,267,371 2,818,267,371

*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, September 2015

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 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 8,375,000 2,026,000 10,401,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 555,043 555,043
Alfred Health 54,924,000 4,404,000 59,328,000
Alpine Health 0 1,037,579 1,037,579
Austin Health 45,772,462 3,975,000 49,747,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,206,000 389,726 4,595,726
Ballarat Health Services 17,396,000 2,653,000 20,049,000
Barwon Health 32,615,000 3,528,000 36,143,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,462,000 155,000 2,617,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 365,041 365,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 334,902 334,902
Benalla Health 1,461,000 24,000 1,485,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,665,000 3,599,000 20,264,000
Boort District Health 0 200,280 200,280
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,998,000 75,000 2,073,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 329,119 329,119
Castlemaine Health 1,627,000 18,000 1,645,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,411,000 156,000 4,567,000
Cobram District Health 0 574,746 574,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 514,199 514,199
Colac Area Health 1,889,000 22,000 1,911,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,451,000 0 3,451,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,388,000 62,000 3,450,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 97,110 97,110
East Grampians Health Service 1,352,000 312,133 1,664,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 899,451 899,451
Eastern Health 50,904,000 7,141,000 58,045,000
Echuca Regional Health 3,292,000 407,394 3,699,394
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 311,714 311,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,487,000 17,000 1,504,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,403,000 2,074,000 13,477,000
Heathcote Health 0 196,930 196,930
Hepburn Health Service 0 786,180 786,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 157,298 157,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 206,113 206,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 163,921 163,921
Kerang District Health 0 660,884 660,884
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,275,035 1,275,035
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 439,704 439,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,120,000 21,000 1,141,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 871,146 871,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,298,000 3,133,000 15,431,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 209,066 209,066
Maldon Hospital 0 94,439 94,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 338,074 338,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 709,261 709,261
Maryborough District Health Service 1,332,000 26,000 1,358,000
Melbourne Health 48,000,000 10,957,000 58,957,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 21,590,000 2,538,000 24,128,000
Monash Health 90,336,000 9,364,000 99,700,000
Moyne Health Services 0 316,800 316,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 164,390 164,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,889,000 440,000 7,329,000
Northern Health 29,932,000 967,000 30,899,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,166,046 1,166,046
Omeo District Health 0 141,571 141,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 572,202 572,202
Otway Health & Community Services 0 225,738 225,738
Peninsula Health 30,947,000 3,112,000 34,059,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,495,000 318,000 8,813,000
Portland District Health 1,923,000 18,000 1,941,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,249,000 1,160,000 8,409,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 500,015 500,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 433,009 433,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 727,200 727,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,270,106 1,270,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 585,201 585,201
South West Healthcare 8,579,000 1,774,313 10,353,313
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,763,000 4,651,600 36,414,600
Stawell Regional Health 1,102,000 31,000 1,133,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,561,000 123,000 2,684,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 287,476 287,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 522,775 522,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,753,591 2,568,160 35,321,751
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,647,000 150,000 6,797,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,463,000 342,000 15,805,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 359,159 359,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 328,170 328,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,994,000 3,994,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,832,000 332,000 5,164,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,147,919 1,147,919
Western District Health Service 2,891,000 463,000 3,354,000
Western Health 46,779,000 1,607,000 48,386,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,052,000 350,000 4,402,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 437,960 437,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 892,842 892,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 213,799 213,799
Total 686,612,053 101,097,939 787,709,992

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 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 29,300,000 6,375,000 35,675,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,771,043 1,771,043
Alfred Health 191,851,000 15,189,000 207,040,000
Alpine Health 0 3,336,579 3,336,579
Austin Health 160,062,462 13,707,000 173,769,462
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 14,716,000 648,726 15,364,726
Ballarat Health Services 60,929,000 8,588,000 69,517,000
Barwon Health 114,174,000 11,901,000 126,075,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 8,627,000 363,000 8,990,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,237,041 1,237,041
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,122,902 1,122,902
Benalla Health 5,111,000 82,000 5,193,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 58,381,000 11,893,000 70,274,000
Boort District Health 0 663,280 663,280
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 6,992,000 263,000 7,255,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,076,119 1,076,119
Castlemaine Health 6,889,000 77,000 6,966,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 15,430,000 455,000 15,885,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,854,746 1,854,746
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,568,199 1,568,199
Colac Area Health 6,607,000 78,000 6,685,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 12,089,000 0 12,089,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 11,846,000 132,000 11,978,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 330,110 330,110
East Grampians Health Service 4,725,000 376,133 5,101,133
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,978,451 2,978,451
Eastern Health 187,650,000 24,396,000 212,046,000
Echuca Regional Health 11,571,000 669,394 12,240,394
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,013,714 1,013,714
Gippsland Southern Health Service 5,199,000 58,000 5,257,000
Goulburn Valley Health 39,964,000 6,564,000 46,528,000
Heathcote Health 0 650,930 650,930
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,465,180 2,465,180
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 541,298 541,298
Heywood Rural Health 0 696,113 696,113
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 539,921 539,921
Kerang District Health 0 1,899,884 1,899,884
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,560,035 3,560,035
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,506,704 1,506,704
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,912,000 72,000 3,984,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,665,146 2,665,146
Latrobe Regional Hospital 42,995,000 10,262,000 53,257,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 707,066 707,066
Maldon Hospital 0 315,439 315,439
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,162,074 1,162,074
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,075,261 2,075,261
Maryborough District Health Service 4,664,000 89,000 4,753,000
Melbourne Health 166,696,000 37,827,000 204,523,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 76,261,000 7,906,000 84,167,000
Monash Health 325,885,028 32,567,000 358,452,028
Moyne Health Services 0 1,054,800 1,054,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 549,390 549,390
Northeast Health Wangaratta 24,136,000 840,000 24,976,000
Northern Health 104,770,000 3,129,000 107,899,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,538,046 2,538,046
Omeo District Health 0 486,571 486,571
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,793,202 1,793,202
Otway Health & Community Services 0 770,738 770,738
Peninsula Health 108,823,000 10,706,000 119,529,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 29,703,000 1,018,000 30,721,000
Portland District Health 6,734,000 65,000 6,799,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 25,356,000 3,538,000 28,894,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,680,015 1,680,015
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,454,009 1,454,009
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,427,200 2,427,200
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,744,106 3,744,106
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,663,201 1,663,201
South West Healthcare 30,064,000 5,034,313 35,098,313
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 111,110,000 16,031,600 127,141,600
Stawell Regional Health 3,851,000 107,000 3,958,000
Swan Hill District Health 8,957,000 249,000 9,206,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 977,476 977,476
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,612,775 1,612,775
The Royal Children's Hospital 114,582,938 8,581,160 123,164,098
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 23,244,000 525,000 23,769,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 67,237,000 -55,000 67,182,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,137,159 1,137,159
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,097,170 1,097,170
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 13,923,000 13,923,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 17,124,000 723,000 17,847,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,754,919 3,754,919
Western District Health Service 10,138,000 1,265,000 11,403,000
Western Health 164,498,000 5,104,000 169,602,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 14,193,000 609,000 14,802,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,467,960 1,467,960
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,543,842 2,543,842
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 686,799 686,799
Total 2,437,047,428 329,107,939 2,766,155,367

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 2015

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 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 4,431 17,722
Alfred Health 11,394 34,182 136,729
Austin Health 9,916 29,749 118,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,003 3,009 12,036
Ballarat Health Services 4,172 12,516 50,061
Barwon Health 7,940 23,820 95,282
Bass Coast Regional Health 568 1,705 6,821
Benalla Health 294 883 3,533
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,286 12,857 51,426
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 256 767 3,066
Castlemaine Health 341 1,023 4,094
Central Gippsland Health Service 953 2,859 11,434
Colac Area Health 380 1,141 4,563
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,547 4,641 18,565
Djerriwarrh Health Services 640 1,920 7,682
East Grampians Health Service 286 857 3,426
Eastern Health 12,500 37,499 149,995
Echuca Regional Health 626 1,878 7,511
Gippsland Southern Health Service 260 781 3,125
Goulburn Valley Health 2,546 7,637 30,547
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 646 2,583
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,755 8,265 33,057
Maryborough District Health Service 260 780 3,122
Melbourne Health 9,960 29,881 119,525
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,907 14,720 58,880
Monash Health 21,452 64,357 257,428
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,607 4,822 19,289
Northern Health 7,365 22,095 88,380
Peninsula Health 7,242 21,726 86,902
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,760 5,281 21,125
Portland District Health 354 1,062 4,249
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,662 4,986 19,944
South West Healthcare 1,877 5,630 22,520
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,186 21,558 86,232
Stawell Regional Health 239 716 2,863
Swan Hill District Health 582 1,745 6,978
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,735 20,205 80,821
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,667 5,001 20,006
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,731 11,193 44,770
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,220 3,659 14,635
Western District Health Service 531 1,593 6,369
Western Health 11,389 34,168 136,672
Wimmera Health Care Group 860 2,580 10,317
Total 156,941 470,821 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.