Victorian report, January 2018

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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 January 2018 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, January 2018

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 January 2018 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, January 2018

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 January 2018.

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
464,803,064 461,590,286 2,412,778 800,000 464,803,064
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 879,771,278 818,820,570 45,068,306 15,082,402 800,000 879,771,278

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 2018

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 January 2018.

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
2,500,611,989 2,500,611,989 2,500,611,989
Commonwealth
Block funding
315,478,143 315,478,143 315,478,143
Commonwealth
Other funding
57,187,362 57,187,362 57,187,362
Total C'wealth
funding
2,873,277,494 2,500,611,989 315,478,143 57,187,362 2,873,277,494
VIC
funding
3,373,793,980 3,362,054,817 6,139,163 5,600,000 3,373,793,980
Other state/territory funding 31,500,000 31,500,000 31,500,000
Total 6,278,571,475 5,862,666,806 315,478,143 94,826,525 5,600,000 6,278,571,474

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, January 2018

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 January 2018.

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 67,574,673 67,574,673
Total 112,642,979 111,542,189 1,100,790 112,642,979

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 2018

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 January 2018.

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 315,478,143 315,478,143
State/territory Block funding 516,933,253 516,933,253
Total 832,411,396 817,084,101 15,327,295 832,411,396

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, January 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 2018. 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) 821,143,317 818,820,570 5,868,127,201 5,862,666,806
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 112,642,979 112,642,979 832,411,396 832,411,396
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 57,187,362 57,187,362
Overdeposit 0 2,322,747 0 5,460,394
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 37,100,000 37,100,000
Interest 90,031 90,031 678,769 678,769
Total Other (Pool) 13,559,655 15,882,402 94,966,131 100,426,525
Grand Total 947,345,951 947,345,951 6,795,504,728 6,795,504,727

*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, January 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 2018.

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 9,449,000 2,171,000 11,620,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 527,000 527,000
Alfred Health 61,702,000 5,267,000 66,969,000
Alpine Health 0 988,000 988,000
Austin Health 50,622,000 4,501,991 55,123,991
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,062,000 232,000 5,294,000
Ballarat Health Services 19,871,000 2,968,000 22,839,000
Barwon Health 40,320,369 4,300,500 44,620,869
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,805,244 104,000 3,909,244
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 367,000 367,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 352,000 352,000
Benalla Health 1,574,000 23,000 1,597,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 21,410,000 4,027,500 25,437,500
Boort District Health 0 208,457 208,457
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,470,000 72,000 1,542,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 353,827 353,827
Castlemaine Health 2,004,000 18,000 2,022,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,791,000 216,000 5,007,000
Cobram District Health 0 578,000 578,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 465,000 465,000
Colac Area Health 2,079,026 29,000 2,108,026
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,611,500 0 4,611,500
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,569,000 54,000 3,623,000
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 0 0
East Grampians Health Service 1,451,000 171,500 1,622,500
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,028,000 1,028,000
Eastern Health 60,079,000 8,622,000 68,701,000
Echuca Regional Health 4,757,811 193,000 4,950,811
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 421,299 421,299
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,575,000 35,000 1,610,000
Goulburn Valley Health 13,219,000 2,382,000 15,601,000
Heathcote Health 0 202,000 202,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 807,000 807,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 188,000 188,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 231,903 231,903
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 164,000 164,000
Kerang District Health 0 559,958 559,958
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,112,000 1,112,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 451,000 451,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,132,000 9,000 1,141,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,032,605 1,032,605
Latrobe Regional Hospital 15,399,000 3,432,366 18,831,366
Lorne Community Hospital 0 214,000 214,000
Maldon Hospital 0 128,000 128,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 351,000 351,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 606,000 606,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,786,600 42,000 1,828,600
Melbourne Health 70,094,128 12,740,000 82,834,128
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 24,589,000 2,763,933 27,352,933
Monash Health 104,497,000 11,158,799 115,655,799
Moyne Health Services 0 330,000 330,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 156,000 156,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,223,000 336,000 8,559,000
Northern Health 36,046,000 1,016,000 37,062,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 758,000 758,000
Omeo District Health 0 139,000 139,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 508,000 508,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 235,000 235,000
Peninsula Health 39,125,302 3,697,000 42,822,302
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,729,000 274,000 11,003,000
Portland District Health 2,041,000 26,000 2,067,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,740,000 1,309,000 9,049,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 492,000 492,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 482,000 482,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 789,000 789,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,036,000 1,036,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 478,000 478,000
South West Healthcare 10,041,647 1,806,000 11,847,647
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 35,421,000 5,214,598 40,635,598
Stawell Regional Health 1,236,000 38,000 1,274,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,883,000 77,000 2,960,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 236,000 236,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 464,000 464,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 35,860,000 2,361,000 38,221,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,071,000 160,000 7,231,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 16,675,000 460,000 17,135,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 325,000 325,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 346,000 346,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,914,000 4,914,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,556,465 217,000 6,773,465
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,228,000 1,228,000
Western District Health Service 4,057,328 349,000 4,406,328
Western Health 52,160,000 1,906,000 54,066,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,652,000 171,000 4,823,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 453,000 453,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 740,000 740,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 210,000 210,000
Total 811,437,420 110,606,236 922,043,656

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, January 2018

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 2018.

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 68,981,398 15,706,920 84,688,318
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,000,314 4,000,314
Alfred Health 448,388,710 38,366,564 486,755,274
Alpine Health 0 7,188,973 7,188,973
Austin Health 369,744,313 32,078,791 401,823,104
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 36,852,091 1,631,795 38,483,886
Ballarat Health Services 147,474,981 21,931,647 169,406,628
Barwon Health 277,288,990 30,480,259 307,769,249
Bass Coast Regional Health 26,078,390 826,795 26,905,185
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,730,518 2,730,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,628,462 2,628,462
Benalla Health 11,843,849 164,800 12,008,649
Bendigo Health Care Group 155,247,753 28,452,856 183,700,609
Boort District Health 0 1,515,025 1,515,025
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 11,487,448 489,700 11,977,148
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,404,468 2,404,468
Castlemaine Health 14,793,287 197,900 14,991,187
Central Gippsland Health Service 34,823,169 1,710,500 36,533,669
Cobram District Health 0 4,369,375 4,369,375
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,552,522 3,552,522
Colac Area Health 15,339,264 215,500 15,554,764
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 33,789,718 0 33,789,718
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 27,698,259 385,200 28,083,459
Dunmunkle Health Services 0 0 0
East Grampians Health Service 10,893,853 769,200 11,663,053
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,606,009 7,606,009
Eastern Health 440,280,542 65,050,634 505,331,176
Echuca Regional Health 30,753,426 1,408,900 32,162,326
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,356,450 2,356,450
Gippsland Southern Health Service 11,722,300 257,700 11,980,000
Goulburn Valley Health 97,813,802 17,339,763 115,153,565
Heathcote Health 0 1,643,713 1,643,713
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,801,105 5,801,105
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,371,275 1,371,275
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,696,285 1,696,285
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,268,215 1,268,215
Kerang District Health 0 4,081,977 4,081,977
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,425,427 8,425,427
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,292,538 3,292,538
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,025,711 64,100 9,089,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,521,721 6,521,721
Latrobe Regional Hospital 110,835,894 24,140,594 134,976,488
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,598,830 1,598,830
Maldon Hospital 0 1,042,418 1,042,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,622,200 2,622,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,713,178 4,713,178
Maryborough District Health Service 11,535,519 298,400 11,833,919
Melbourne Health 411,607,015 94,686,603 506,293,618
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 187,096,417 21,290,629 208,387,046
Monash Health 766,979,897 84,334,803 851,314,700
Moyne Health Services 0 2,486,358 2,486,358
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,250,684 1,250,684
Northeast Health Wangaratta 59,948,210 1,997,700 61,945,910
Northern Health 270,826,278 7,174,100 278,000,378
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,733,809 5,733,809
Omeo District Health 0 1,069,066 1,069,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,762,746 3,762,746
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,765,121 1,765,121
Peninsula Health 263,080,862 27,182,796 290,263,658
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 80,516,976 2,040,000 82,556,976
Portland District Health 18,042,083 233,700 18,275,783
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 57,692,873 9,559,108 67,251,981
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,772,747 3,772,747
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,661,168 3,661,168
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,831,114 5,831,114
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,839,885 7,839,885
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,575,462 3,575,462
South West Healthcare 70,767,788 13,206,643 83,974,431
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 259,662,836 36,469,318 296,132,154
Stawell Regional Health 9,013,090 272,400 9,285,490
Swan Hill District Health 21,198,799 573,400 21,772,199
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,104,317 2,104,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,457,209 3,457,209
The Royal Children's Hospital 260,664,467 16,950,695 277,615,162
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 54,423,600 1,137,200 55,560,800
The Royal Women's Hospital 129,085,001 3,245,700 132,330,701
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,418,319 2,418,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,595,738 2,595,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 34,939,000 34,939,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 44,377,338 1,579,700 45,957,038
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,208,241 9,208,241
Western District Health Service 24,480,793 2,490,900 26,971,693
Western Health 381,317,392 14,074,359 395,391,751
Wimmera Health Care Group 34,219,495 1,227,300 35,446,795
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,329,002 3,329,002
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,782,924 5,782,924
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,589,345 1,589,345
Total 5,807,693,877 810,303,225 6,617,997,102

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, January 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 2018, 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 11,353 19,488
Alfred Health 13,418 93,550 160,112
Austin Health 13,588 92,840 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 8,203 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 31,260 52,386
Barwon Health 9,485 60,264 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 4,799 7,618
Benalla Health 201 2,406 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 33,178 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 2,571 5,331
Castlemaine Health 402 2,942 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 6,968 12,153
Colac Area Health 298 2,824 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 4,551 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 4,413 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 249 2,081 3,802
Eastern Health 13,883 98,235 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 908 5,915 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,021 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 19,214 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,690 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 22,951 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 277 1,931 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,944 74,374 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 37,381 63,974
Monash Health 24,020 170,421 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 12,261 21,038
Northern Health 9,704 60,862 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,569 57,959 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 16,892 21,768
Portland District Health 354 2,566 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 12,704 22,299
South West Healthcare 2,200 13,982 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 54,239 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 951 3,346 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 7,109 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 46,283 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 12,293 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 23,833 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 8,950 14,689
Western District Health Service 1,256 5,875 8,070
Western Health 12,339 84,697 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 7,333 12,827
Total 179,836 1,229,521 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.