Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service report, October 2012

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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 shows the National Health Reform (NHR) payments made by Queensland to the Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service for October 2012.

The Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service is the local hospital network covering the Torres Strait islands and the far northern region of the Cape York Peninsula. See Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service public hospitals and service providers.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement (the Agreement). A local hospital network 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 a local hospital network.

Note: The term 'local hospital network' is a national term. Some states and territories use their own local terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, local hospital networks receive NHR 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: Local hospital networks 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 local hospital network, contact the Department of Health in the relevant state or territory to view the service agreement for that local hospital network.

Block funded local hospital networks

This report reflects that this local hospital network is exclusively block funded. Block funding is a system of funding public hospital functions and services as a fixed amount based on population and previous funding. Many small hospitals are entirely block funded, often having fluctuating activity that would result in unpredictable revenue if funded on the basis of activity.

Reference information

The data in this report can be viewed in conjunction with information shown on the website: MyHospitals (external link, opens in a new window) [http://www.myhospitals.gov.au] which provides information on hospitals throughout Australia.

The financial information outlined in the following report represents NHR payments. NHR payments are when NHR funding is deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund and is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of state managed fund by the state or territory.

For the basis of NHR payments, see the Basis for National Health Reform payments explanation in the Queensland report for October 2012, see Queensland report, October 2012.

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth funding 2012-13.

Commonwealth and Queensland NHR payments

This table shows total NHR payments from contributions provided by the Commonwealth and Queensland to the Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service by service category for October 2012 and year-to-date (YTD).

Table 1 – NHR payments: Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service, October 2012

Service category Total NHR payments
(ex GST)
GST Total NHR
payments YTD
(ex GST)
GST YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Small rural & metro hospitals 6,505,540 0 21,135,808 0
Mental health 30,912 0 100,428 0
Teaching, training & research 16,548 0 53,764 0
Sub-acute 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
Total Block payments (SMF) 6,553,000 0 21,290,000 0

Total Block payments (SMF) represents NHR payments made by the state or territory from the state managed fund (SMF) to the local hospital network.

Payments in these tables are GST exclusive. The majority of government funding to local hospital networks 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 on the components and flow of NHR funding and payments, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

For the basis of NHR payments, see the Basis for National Health Reform payments explanation in the Queensland report for October 2012, see Queensland report, October 2012.

Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service public hospitals and service providers

The Torres Strait - Northern Peninsula Hospital and Health Service is the local hospital network covering the Torres Strait islands and the far northern region of the Cape York Peninsula.

For the purposes of National Health Reform public hospital funding arrangements, this network is made up of the following public hospitals and service providers:

  • Badu Island Health Centre
  • Bamaga Hospital
  • Boigu Island Health Centre
  • Coconut Island Health Centre
  • Darnley Island Primary Health Care Centre
  • Dauan Island Health Centre
  • Horn Island Health Centre
  • Injinoo Primary Health Centre
  • Kubin Primary Health Care Centre
  • Mabuiag Island Health Centre
  • Murray Island Primary Health Centre
  • Saibai Island Primary Health Centre
  • Seisia Primary Health Centre
  • St Pauls Primary Health Care Centre
  • Stephen Island Primary Health Care Centre
  • Thursday Island Hospital
  • Thursday Island Primary Health Care Centre
  • Umagico Primary Health Centre
  • Warraber Island Primary Health Centre
  • Yam Island Primary Health Centre
  • Yorke Island Primary Health Centre