Victorian report, December 2017

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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 December 2017 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, December 2017

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2017-18.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for December 2017 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/about/statements-of-priorities (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, December 2017

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 December 2017.

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
357,230,284 357,230,284 357,230,284
Commonwealth
Block funding
45,068,306 45,068,306 45,068,306
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,169,623 8,169,623 8,169,623
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 357,230,284 45,068,306 8,169,623 410,468,213
VIC
funding
287,242,493 283,178,621 3,263,872 800,000 287,242,493
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 702,210,707 640,408,905 45,068,306 15,933,495 800,000 702,210,707

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 2017

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 December 2017.

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
2,143,381,705 2,143,381,705 2,143,381,705
Commonwealth
Block funding
270,409,837 270,409,837 270,409,837
Commonwealth
Other funding
49,017,739 49,017,739 49,017,739
Total C'wealth
funding
2,462,809,281 2,143,381,705 270,409,837 49,017,739 2,462,809,281
VIC
funding
2,908,990,916 2,900,464,531 3,726,384 4,800,000 2,908,990,916
Other state/territory funding 27,000,000 27,000,000 27,000,000
Total 5,398,800,197 5,043,846,236 270,409,837 79,744,123 4,800,000 5,398,800,196

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, December 2017

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 December 2017.

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 45,068,306 45,068,306
State/territory Block funding 45,092,559 45,092,559
Total 90,160,865 88,688,100 1,472,765 90,160,865

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 2017

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 December 2017.

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 270,409,837 270,409,837
State/territory Block funding 449,358,580 449,358,580
Total 719,768,417 705,541,911 14,226,505 719,768,417

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, December 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 2017. 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) 643,546,552 640,408,905 5,046,983,884 5,043,846,236
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 90,160,865 90,160,865 719,768,417 719,768,417
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 49,017,739 49,017,739
Overdeposit 0 3,137,647 0 3,137,647
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 31,800,000 31,800,000
Interest 126,225 126,225 588,737 588,737
Total Other (Pool) 13,595,848 16,733,495 81,406,476 84,544,123
Grand Total 747,303,266 747,303,266 5,848,158,777 5,848,158,776

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2017-18 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, December 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 2017.

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 7,576,700 1,743,000 9,319,700
Alexandra District Hospital 0 422,200 422,200
Alfred Health 49,554,900 4,182,000 53,736,900
Alpine Health 0 789,300 789,300
Austin Health 40,617,100 3,476,000 44,093,100
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,059,900 167,000 4,226,900
Ballarat Health Services 16,026,500 2,369,000 18,395,500
Barwon Health 30,812,500 3,308,000 34,120,500
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,768,500 82,000 2,850,500
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 294,000 294,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 281,100 281,100
Benalla Health 1,265,300 17,000 1,282,300
Bendigo Health Care Group 17,172,200 3,136,000 20,308,200
Boort District Health 0 163,000 163,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,178,000 55,000 1,233,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 258,000 258,000
Castlemaine Health 1,606,000 13,000 1,619,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,851,300 172,000 4,023,300
Cobram District Health 0 463,200 463,200
Cohuna District Hospital 0 381,000 381,000
Colac Area Health 1,609,500 23,000 1,632,500
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,297,432 0 4,297,432
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,866,200 38,000 2,904,200
East Grampians Health Service 1,210,700 79,000 1,289,700
East Wimmera Health Service 0 823,400 823,400
Eastern Health 48,233,900 6,865,000 55,098,900
Echuca Regional Health 3,307,800 153,000 3,460,800
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 241,000 241,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,311,300 29,000 1,340,300
Goulburn Valley Health 10,626,300 1,901,000 12,527,300
Heathcote Health 0 180,000 180,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 645,300 645,300
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 148,600 148,600
Heywood Rural Health 0 177,100 177,100
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 137,000 137,000
Kerang District Health 0 425,000 425,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 889,600 889,600
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 362,400 362,400
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,013,900 7,000 1,020,900
Kyneton District Health Service 0 681,100 681,100
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,346,800 2,653,000 14,999,800
Lorne Community Hospital 0 170,000 170,000
Maldon Hospital 0 112,000 112,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 286,000 286,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 483,000 483,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,259,300 35,000 1,294,300
Melbourne Health 43,170,600 10,420,000 53,590,600
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,697,500 2,187,000 21,884,500
Monash Health 84,025,800 9,100,000 93,125,800
Moyne Health Services 0 268,400 268,400
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,585,000 216,000 6,801,000
Northern Health 28,886,600 788,000 29,674,600
Numurkah District Health Service 0 729,400 729,400
Omeo District Health 0 112,000 112,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 407,700 407,700
Otway Health & Community Services 0 188,000 188,000
Peninsula Health 28,548,800 2,982,000 31,530,800
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,734,300 200,000 8,934,300
Portland District Health 1,635,400 20,000 1,655,400
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,482,500 1,049,000 7,531,500
Robinvale District Health Services 0 416,400 416,400
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 397,500 397,500
Rural Northwest Health 0 631,900 631,900
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 827,900 827,900
South Gippsland Hospital 0 381,200 381,200
South West Healthcare 7,799,400 1,453,000 9,252,400
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 28,476,300 4,005,000 32,481,300
Stawell Regional Health 986,800 31,000 1,017,800
Swan Hill District Health 2,317,300 65,000 2,382,300
Tallangatta Health Service 0 185,000 185,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 374,500 374,500
The Royal Children's Hospital 28,822,000 1,895,000 30,717,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,674,600 128,000 5,802,600
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,143,000 378,000 15,521,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 260,300 260,300
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 275,000 275,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,934,000 3,934,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,747,900 177,000 4,924,900
West Wimmera Health Service 0 995,900 995,900
Western District Health Service 2,549,100 280,000 2,829,100
Western Health 41,810,700 1,495,000 43,305,700
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,730,100 139,000 3,869,100
Yarram & District Health Service 0 364,300 364,300
Yarrawonga Health 0 592,800 592,800
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 168,000 168,000
Total 634,395,732 87,958,500 722,354,232

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, December 2017

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 2017.

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 59,532,398 13,535,920 73,068,318
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,473,314 3,473,314
Alfred Health 386,686,710 33,099,564 419,786,274
Alpine Health 0 6,200,973 6,200,973
Austin Health 319,122,313 27,576,800 346,699,113
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 31,790,091 1,399,795 33,189,886
Ballarat Health Services 127,603,981 18,963,647 146,567,628
Barwon Health 236,968,621 26,179,759 263,148,380
Bass Coast Regional Health 22,273,146 722,795 22,995,941
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,363,518 2,363,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,276,462 2,276,462
Benalla Health 10,269,849 141,800 10,411,649
Bendigo Health Care Group 133,837,753 24,425,356 158,263,109
Boort District Health 0 1,306,568 1,306,568
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 10,017,448 417,700 10,435,148
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,050,641 2,050,641
Castlemaine Health 12,789,287 179,900 12,969,187
Central Gippsland Health Service 30,032,169 1,494,500 31,526,669
Cobram District Health 0 3,791,375 3,791,375
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,087,522 3,087,522
Colac Area Health 13,260,238 186,500 13,446,738
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 29,178,218 0 29,178,218
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 24,129,259 331,200 24,460,459
East Grampians Health Service 9,442,853 597,700 10,040,553
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,578,009 6,578,009
Eastern Health 380,201,542 56,428,634 436,630,176
Echuca Regional Health 25,995,615 1,215,900 27,211,515
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,935,151 1,935,151
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,147,300 222,700 10,370,000
Goulburn Valley Health 84,594,802 14,957,763 99,552,565
Heathcote Health 0 1,441,713 1,441,713
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,994,105 4,994,105
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,183,275 1,183,275
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,464,382 1,464,382
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,104,215 1,104,215
Kerang District Health 0 3,522,019 3,522,019
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,313,427 7,313,427
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,841,538 2,841,538
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,893,711 55,100 7,948,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,489,116 5,489,116
Latrobe Regional Hospital 95,436,894 20,708,228 116,145,122
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,384,830 1,384,830
Maldon Hospital 0 914,418 914,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,271,200 2,271,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,107,178 4,107,178
Maryborough District Health Service 9,748,919 256,400 10,005,319
Melbourne Health 341,512,887 81,946,603 423,459,490
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 162,507,417 18,526,696 181,034,113
Monash Health 662,482,897 73,176,004 735,658,901
Moyne Health Services 0 2,156,358 2,156,358
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,094,684 1,094,684
Northeast Health Wangaratta 51,725,210 1,661,700 53,386,910
Northern Health 234,780,278 6,158,100 240,938,378
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,975,809 4,975,809
Omeo District Health 0 930,066 930,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,254,746 3,254,746
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,530,121 1,530,121
Peninsula Health 223,955,560 23,485,796 247,441,356
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 69,787,976 1,766,000 71,553,976
Portland District Health 16,001,083 207,700 16,208,783
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 49,952,873 8,250,108 58,202,981
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,280,747 3,280,747
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,179,168 3,179,168
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,042,114 5,042,114
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,803,885 6,803,885
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,097,462 3,097,462
South West Healthcare 60,726,141 11,400,643 72,126,784
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 224,241,836 31,254,720 255,496,556
Stawell Regional Health 7,777,090 234,400 8,011,490
Swan Hill District Health 18,315,799 496,400 18,812,199
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,868,317 1,868,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,993,209 2,993,209
The Royal Children's Hospital 224,804,467 14,589,695 239,394,162
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 47,352,600 977,200 48,329,800
The Royal Women's Hospital 112,410,001 2,785,700 115,195,701
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,093,319 2,093,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,249,738 2,249,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 30,025,000 30,025,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 37,820,873 1,362,700 39,183,573
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,980,241 7,980,241
Western District Health Service 20,423,465 2,141,900 22,565,365
Western Health 329,157,392 12,168,359 341,325,751
Wimmera Health Care Group 29,567,495 1,056,300 30,623,795
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,876,002 2,876,002
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,042,924 5,042,924
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,379,345 1,379,345
Total 4,996,256,457 699,696,989 5,695,953,446

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, December 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 2017, 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 2017-18
Albury Wodonga Health 1,617 9,737 19,488
Alfred Health 13,418 80,132 160,112
Austin Health 13,588 79,252 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 6,959 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 26,544 52,386
Barwon Health 9,485 50,779 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 3,986 7,618
Benalla Health 201 2,206 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 28,014 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 2,396 5,331
Castlemaine Health 402 2,540 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 6,016 12,153
Colac Area Health 298 2,526 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 4,351 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 3,850 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 249 1,833 3,802
Eastern Health 13,883 84,352 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 908 5,007 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 1,747 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 16,387 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,474 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 19,400 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 277 1,655 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,944 63,429 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 32,019 63,974
Monash Health 24,020 146,401 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 10,514 21,038
Northern Health 9,704 51,158 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,569 49,390 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 12,981 21,768
Portland District Health 354 2,213 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 10,998 22,299
South West Healthcare 2,200 11,782 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 46,340 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 951 2,394 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 5,307 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 40,814 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 10,336 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 21,619 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 7,535 14,689
Western District Health Service 1,256 4,619 8,070
Western Health 12,339 72,358 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 6,339 12,827
Total 179,836 1,049,686 2,087,640

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.