Victorian report, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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, September 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 September 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
246,165,027 245,901,558 263,469 0 246,165,027
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 652,815,929 603,220,820 41,563,444 8,031,665 0 652,815,929

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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
1,038,241,213 1,038,241,213 1,038,241,213
Commonwealth
Block funding
124,690,333 124,690,333 124,690,333
Commonwealth
Other funding
23,304,589 23,304,589 23,304,589
Total C'wealth
funding
1,186,236,134 1,038,241,213 124,690,333 23,304,589 1,186,236,134
VIC
funding
1,588,427,302 1,587,834,263 593,039 0 1,588,427,302
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 2,774,663,436 2,626,075,475 124,690,333 23,897,628 0 2,774,663,436

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 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 September 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 41,136,756 41,136,756
Total 82,700,200 81,863,800 836,400 82,700,200

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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 124,690,333 124,690,333
State/territory Block funding 257,732,472 257,732,471
Total 382,422,804 378,423,824 3,998,980 382,422,804

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 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 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) 603,453,617 603,220,820 2,626,308,273 2,626,075,475
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 82,700,200 82,700,200 382,422,804 382,422,804
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 23,304,589 23,304,589
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 30,671 30,671 360,242 360,242
Total Other (Pool) 7,798,868 7,798,868 23,664,830 23,664,830
Grand Total 693,952,685 693,719,887 3,032,395,908 3,032,163,110

*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, September 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 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 7,108,000 1,614,000 8,722,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 400,000 400,000
Alfred Health 46,362,000 3,907,000 50,269,000
Alpine Health 0 747,000 747,000
Austin Health 38,621,000 3,285,000 41,906,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,482,000 152,000 3,634,000
Ballarat Health Services 15,111,000 2,211,000 17,322,000
Barwon Health 28,334,000 3,196,000 31,530,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,352,000 82,000 2,434,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 289,000 289,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 264,000 264,000
Benalla Health 1,194,000 25,000 1,219,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,372,000 2,974,000 18,346,000
Boort District Health 0 157,000 157,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,259,000 64,000 1,323,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 248,000 248,000
Castlemaine Health 1,374,000 21,000 1,395,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,639,000 156,000 3,795,000
Cobram District Health 0 436,000 436,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 351,000 351,000
Colac Area Health 1,523,000 20,000 1,543,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,209,000 0 3,209,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,734,000 30,000 2,764,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,103,000 77,000 1,180,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 789,000 789,000
Eastern Health 45,533,000 6,237,000 51,770,000
Echuca Regional Health 2,996,000 162,000 3,158,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 226,000 226,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,220,000 24,000 1,244,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,542,000 1,765,000 11,307,000
Heathcote Health 0 160,000 160,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 879,000 879,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 138,000 138,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 169,000 169,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 127,000 127,000
Kerang District Health 0 409,000 409,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 797,000 797,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 342,000 342,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 936,000 9,000 945,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 604,000 604,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,577,000 2,526,000 13,103,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 167,000 167,000
Maldon Hospital 0 74,000 74,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 264,000 264,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 458,000 458,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,098,000 21,000 1,119,000
Melbourne Health 39,522,000 9,320,000 48,842,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,737,745 1,912,000 25,649,745
Monash Health 79,222,000 8,157,000 87,379,000
Moyne Health Services 0 243,000 243,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 130,000 130,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,011,000 206,000 6,217,000
Northern Health 26,416,000 739,000 27,155,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 565,000 565,000
Omeo District Health 0 115,000 115,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 391,000 391,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 182,000 182,000
Peninsula Health 27,221,000 2,725,000 29,946,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,139,000 221,000 8,360,000
Portland District Health 1,573,000 21,000 1,594,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,161,000 933,000 7,094,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 395,000 395,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 355,000 355,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 565,000 565,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 817,000 817,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 358,000 358,000
South West Healthcare 7,460,000 1,250,000 8,710,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,444,000 3,809,000 30,253,000
Stawell Regional Health 928,000 28,000 956,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,212,000 60,000 2,272,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 227,000 227,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 358,000 358,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 26,939,000 1,821,000 28,760,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,103,000 122,000 6,225,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,834,000 295,000 14,129,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 257,000 257,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 252,000 252,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,408,000 3,408,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,319,000 161,000 4,480,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 948,000 948,000
Western District Health Service 2,419,000 294,000 2,713,000
Western Health 40,349,000 1,308,000 41,657,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,451,000 131,000 3,582,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 352,000 352,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 550,000 550,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 158,000 158,000
Total 597,139,745 81,192,000 678,331,745

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 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 31,387,907 7,420,504 38,808,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,754,000 1,754,000
Alfred Health 203,585,000 17,657,218 221,242,218
Alpine Health 0 3,270,000 3,270,000
Austin Health 169,226,000 15,296,280 184,522,280
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 15,253,000 667,000 15,920,000
Ballarat Health Services 66,001,450 10,062,082 76,063,532
Barwon Health 124,353,559 14,679,122 139,032,681
Bass Coast Regional Health 10,303,000 365,000 10,668,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,269,000 1,269,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,154,000 1,154,000
Benalla Health 5,230,000 107,000 5,337,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 67,573,103 13,419,772 80,992,875
Boort District Health 0 682,000 682,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 5,512,000 283,000 5,795,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,086,000 1,086,000
Castlemaine Health 6,026,000 91,000 6,117,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 15,931,000 678,000 16,609,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,901,000 1,901,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,540,000 1,540,000
Colac Area Health 6,678,000 92,000 6,770,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 14,220,000 0 14,220,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 11,960,000 138,000 12,098,000
East Grampians Health Service 4,838,000 341,000 5,179,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,463,000 3,463,000
Eastern Health 199,499,000 30,869,216 230,368,216
Echuca Regional Health 12,787,000 701,000 13,488,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 991,000 991,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 5,345,000 97,000 5,442,000
Goulburn Valley Health 41,996,066 8,196,784 50,192,850
Heathcote Health 0 701,000 701,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,104,000 3,104,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 602,000 602,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 732,000 732,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 560,000 560,000
Kerang District Health 0 1,790,000 1,790,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,487,000 3,487,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,500,000 1,500,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,097,000 41,000 4,138,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,644,000 2,644,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 46,594,155 11,425,502 58,019,657
Lorne Community Hospital 0 726,000 726,000
Maldon Hospital 0 324,000 324,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,159,000 1,159,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,011,000 2,011,000
Maryborough District Health Service 4,817,000 91,000 4,908,000
Melbourne Health 174,235,611 44,324,002 218,559,613
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 88,128,305 10,220,278 98,348,583
Monash Health 347,095,000 41,123,366 388,218,366
Moyne Health Services 0 1,066,000 1,066,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 565,000 565,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 26,340,000 905,000 27,245,000
Northern Health 114,672,000 3,227,000 117,899,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,477,000 2,477,000
Omeo District Health 0 503,000 503,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,709,000 1,709,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 790,000 790,000
Peninsula Health 119,256,000 12,945,348 132,201,348
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 35,642,000 979,000 36,621,000
Portland District Health 6,884,000 86,000 6,970,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 27,152,778 4,260,674 31,413,452
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,735,000 1,735,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,551,000 1,551,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,468,000 2,468,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,580,000 3,580,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,560,000 1,560,000
South West Healthcare 32,756,982 5,722,524 38,479,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 115,811,000 17,236,776 133,047,776
Stawell Regional Health 4,066,000 124,000 4,190,000
Swan Hill District Health 9,684,000 266,000 9,950,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 994,000 994,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,567,000 1,567,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 118,001,000 7,954,000 125,955,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 25,874,000 532,000 26,406,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 60,702,531 1,292,000 61,994,531
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,128,000 1,128,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,107,000 1,107,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 14,982,303 14,982,303
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 18,902,000 698,000 19,600,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,153,000 4,153,000
Western District Health Service 10,773,920 1,290,000 12,063,920
Western Health 176,698,000 5,722,000 182,420,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 15,121,000 581,000 15,702,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,542,000 1,542,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,404,000 2,404,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 685,000 685,000
Total 2,601,009,367 375,223,751 2,976,233,118

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 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 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 4,469 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 37,792 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 36,716 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 3,197 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 12,177 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 23,107 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 1,773 7,093
Benalla Health 334 1,003 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 12,271 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 1,275 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 1,158 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 2,824 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 1,210 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 2,289 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 1,851 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 823 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 39,096 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 2,286 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 827 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 7,573 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 741 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 8,701 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 766 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 29,445 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 14,991 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 68,401 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 4,934 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 23,335 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 23,232 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 5,110 20,440
Portland District Health 357 1,071 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 5,196 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 5,417 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 21,089 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 799 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 1,997 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 19,532 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 4,565 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 11,319 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 3,379 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 1,846 7,383
Western Health 11,285 33,854 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 2,896 11,584
Total 162,112 486,337 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.