Victorian report, June 2018

Print friendly version (PDF, 424 kB)

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 June 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, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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
440,456,349 344,398,973 344,398,973
Commonwealth
Block funding
57,563,006 57,563,006 57,563,006
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,506,235 8,506,235 8,506,235
Total C'wealth
funding
506,525,590 344,398,973 57,563,006 8,506,235 410,468,213
VIC
funding
84,230,859 48,903,572 34,527,286 800,000 84,230,859
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 595,256,449 393,302,545 57,563,006 47,533,521 800,000 499,199,072

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
4,343,653,629 4,247,596,252 4,247,596,252
Commonwealth
Block funding
578,303,774 578,303,774 578,303,774
Commonwealth
Other funding
99,718,536 99,718,536 99,718,536
Total C'wealth
funding
5,021,675,938 4,247,596,252 578,303,774 99,718,536 4,925,618,562
VIC
funding
4,991,241,585 4,929,617,615 52,023,971 9,600,000 4,991,241,586
Other state/territory funding 54,000,000 54,000,000 54,000,000
Total 10,066,917,524 9,177,213,868 578,303,774 205,742,506 9,600,000 9,970,860,147

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.

Total Activity Based Funding receipts from the Commonwealth includes an adjustment of $96,057,376.81 in relation to the Commonwealth Treasurer’s Determination for 2015-16 and six months reconciliation for 2016-17.

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, June 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 June 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 57,563,006 57,563,006
State/territory Block funding 7,310,031 7,310,031
Total 64,873,037 59,594,982 5,278,056 64,873,037

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 578,303,774 578,303,774
State/territory Block funding 734,520,502 734,520,502
Total 1,312,824,276 1,272,119,207 40,705,068 1,312,824,275

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, June 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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) 523,851,537 393,302,545 9,324,265,441 9,177,213,868
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 64,873,037 64,873,037 1,312,824,276 1,312,824,275
Other
Public health funding 8,506,235 8,506,235 99,718,536 99,718,536
Overdeposit 0 34,491,616 0 50,994,198
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 63,600,000 63,600,000
Interest 35,671 35,671 1,029,773 1,029,773
Total Other (Pool) 13,841,905 48,333,521 164,348,309 215,342,506
Grand Total 602,566,480 506,509,103 10,801,438,026 10,705,380,649

*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, June 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 95,970 1,114,591 1,210,561
Alexandra District Hospital 0 272,239 272,239
Alfred Health 33,577,535 3,066,988 36,644,523
Alpine Health 0 506,195 506,195
Austin Health 28,234,689 2,551,871 30,786,560
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 2,613,105 245,389 2,858,494
Ballarat Health Services 11,435,737 1,676,068 13,111,805
Barwon Health 20,246,729 2,486,762 22,733,491
Bass Coast Regional Health 1,783,213 135,809 1,919,022
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 194,073 194,073
Beechworth Health Service 0 240,619 240,619
Benalla Health 814,757 13,121 827,878
Bendigo Health Care Group 11,172,045 2,046,681 13,218,726
Boort District Health 0 150,408 150,408
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 754,811 24,342 779,153
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 164,363 164,363
Castlemaine Health 1,002,796 14,906 1,017,702
Central Gippsland Health Service 2,522,273 125,448 2,647,721
Cobram District Health 0 298,442 298,442
Cohuna District Hospital 0 237,955 237,955
Colac Area Health 1,034,539 15,041 1,049,580
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,788,232 0 2,788,232
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 68,000 68,000
Djerriwarrh Health Services 1,841,240 100,272 1,941,512
East Grampians Health Service 738,415 51,476 789,891
East Wimmera Health Service 0 527,151 527,151
Eastern Health 1,447,810 4,628,043 6,075,853
Echuca Regional Health 2,285,319 134,918 2,420,237
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 153,340 153,340
Gippsland Southern Health Service 811,717 180,866 992,583
Goulburn Valley Health 7,047,543 1,328,586 8,376,129
Heathcote Health 0 102,472 102,472
Hepburn Health Service 0 418,061 418,061
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 95,007 95,007
Heywood Rural Health 0 273,233 273,233
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 83,541 83,541
Kerang District Health 0 270,770 270,770
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 566,478 566,478
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 231,555 231,555
Kyabram & District Health Services 579,457 5,211 584,668
Kyneton District Health Service 0 444,004 444,004
Latrobe Regional Hospital 7,939,404 1,759,095 9,698,499
Lorne Community Hospital 0 111,243 111,243
Maldon Hospital 0 64,253 64,253
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 179,921 179,921
Mansfield District Hospital 0 310,789 310,789
Maryborough District Health Service 807,066 17,830 824,896
Melbourne Health 29,384,407 6,597,132 35,981,539
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 12,995,797 1,384,499 14,380,296
Monash Health 55,152,976 5,682,221 60,835,197
Moyne Health Services 0 169,654 169,654
Nathalia District Hospital 0 79,423 79,423
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,237,319 136,892 4,374,211
Northern Health 18,916,615 631,612 19,548,227
Numurkah District Health Service 0 398,778 398,778
Omeo District Health 0 122,251 122,251
Orbost Regional Health 0 261,775 261,775
Otway Health & Community Services 0 121,397 121,397
Peninsula Health 18,514,328 1,901,194 20,415,522
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 6,759,569 149,104 6,908,673
Portland District Health 1,653,200 81,933 1,735,133
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 4,165,354 705,709 4,871,063
Robinvale District Health Services 0 250,035 250,035
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 245,700 245,700
Rural Northwest Health 0 425,935 425,935
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 537,862 537,862
South Gippsland Hospital 0 241,485 241,485
South West Healthcare 5,710,517 1,024,782 6,735,299
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 18,643,065 2,460,146 21,103,211
Stawell Regional Health 635,179 20,470 655,649
Swan Hill District Health 1,489,545 36,580 1,526,125
Tallangatta Health Service 0 119,184 119,184
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 238,248 238,248
The Royal Children's Hospital 18,553,792 1,304,983 19,858,775
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 3,903,962 80,715 3,984,677
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,073,669 250,214 12,323,883
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 165,272 165,272
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 175,779 175,779
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,539,775 2,539,775
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,055,587 137,743 3,193,330
West Wimmera Health Service 0 627,745 627,745
Western District Health Service 1,641,254 169,273 1,810,527
Western Health 27,908,084 1,170,421 29,078,505
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,399,198 85,617 2,484,815
Yarram & District Health Service 0 233,153 233,153
Yarrawonga Health 0 378,454 378,454
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 106,941 106,941
Total 389,367,819 59,137,512 448,505,331

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 103,046,918 24,778,829 127,825,747
Alexandra District Hospital 0 6,108,553 6,108,553
Alfred Health 711,911,828 59,490,535 771,402,363
Alpine Health 0 11,061,295 11,061,295
Austin Health 578,356,153 50,101,387 628,457,540
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 56,933,196 2,595,376 59,528,572
Ballarat Health Services 231,849,061 35,072,227 266,921,288
Barwon Health 434,340,998 47,404,363 481,745,361
Bass Coast Regional Health 43,073,603 1,425,557 44,499,160
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 4,279,591 4,279,591
Beechworth Health Service 0 4,067,081 4,067,081
Benalla Health 18,103,606 305,671 18,409,277
Bendigo Health Care Group 242,601,775 44,836,992 287,438,767
Boort District Health 0 2,401,687 2,401,687
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 17,243,259 746,296 17,989,555
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,713,593 3,713,593
Castlemaine Health 22,529,083 434,330 22,963,413
Central Gippsland Health Service 53,926,442 2,499,050 56,425,492
Cobram District Health 0 6,704,833 6,704,833
Cohuna District Hospital 0 6,079,477 6,079,477
Colac Area Health 23,660,803 341,155 24,001,958
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 53,731,004 0 53,731,004
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 72,400 72,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 43,220,499 670,041 43,890,540
East Grampians Health Service 16,427,268 1,291,946 17,719,214
East Wimmera Health Service 0 12,384,160 12,384,160
Eastern Health 689,969,730 99,670,573 789,640,303
Echuca Regional Health 47,397,345 2,600,114 49,997,459
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,537,790 3,537,790
Gippsland Southern Health Service 17,979,017 716,566 18,695,583
Goulburn Valley Health 151,452,826 27,160,349 178,613,175
Heathcote Health 0 2,469,439 2,469,439
Hepburn Health Service 0 9,476,293 9,476,293
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 2,199,547 2,199,547
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,742,772 2,742,772
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,285,010 2,285,010
Kerang District Health 0 6,160,747 6,160,747
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 12,802,048 12,802,048
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 5,060,093 5,060,093
Kyabram & District Health Services 13,452,168 99,311 13,551,479
Kyneton District Health Service 0 10,730,233 10,730,233
Latrobe Regional Hospital 171,876,254 38,179,485 210,055,739
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,466,327 2,466,327
Maldon Hospital 0 1,540,671 1,540,671
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,982,121 3,982,121
Mansfield District Hospital 0 7,093,221 7,093,221
Maryborough District Health Service 17,706,585 591,754 18,298,339
Melbourne Health 632,175,716 147,543,613 779,719,329
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 290,397,617 32,442,939 322,840,556
Monash Health 1,215,417,132 130,988,322 1,346,405,454
Moyne Health Services 0 3,795,266 3,795,266
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,874,361 1,874,361
Northeast Health Wangaratta 92,899,029 3,132,958 96,031,987
Northern Health 430,276,502 11,141,712 441,418,214
Numurkah District Health Service 0 9,342,412 9,342,412
Omeo District Health 0 1,666,317 1,666,317
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,780,521 5,780,521
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,903,518 2,903,518
Peninsula Health 408,020,207 41,409,572 449,429,779
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 126,535,765 4,175,829 130,711,594
Portland District Health 27,743,835 419,887 28,163,722
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 88,506,227 14,751,958 103,258,185
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,631,782 5,631,782
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,554,526 5,554,526
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,891,319 8,891,319
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 12,066,747 12,066,747
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,433,582 5,433,582
South West Healthcare 111,398,669 20,761,679 132,160,348
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 411,726,888 55,924,218 467,651,106
Stawell Regional Health 13,859,269 456,870 14,316,139
Swan Hill District Health 32,871,409 884,250 33,755,659
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,021,501 3,021,501
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,294,711 5,294,711
The Royal Children's Hospital 410,158,115 26,195,994 436,354,109
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 83,018,562 1,755,106 84,773,668
The Royal Women's Hospital 195,535,389 4,838,762 200,374,151
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,681,591 3,681,591
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,942,517 3,942,517
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 55,105,930 55,105,930
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 68,576,829 2,555,443 71,132,272
West Wimmera Health Service 0 14,097,018 14,097,018
Western District Health Service 37,067,047 3,811,724 40,878,771
Western Health 600,816,411 21,920,079 622,736,490
Wimmera Health Care Group 53,263,329 1,911,425 55,174,754
Yarram & District Health Service 0 5,110,155 5,110,155
Yarrawonga Health 0 8,678,378 8,678,378
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,407,286 2,407,286
Total 9,091,053,368 1,261,732,667 10,352,786,035

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, June 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 19,436 19,436
Alfred Health 13,418 160,641 160,641
Austin Health 13,588 160,780 160,780
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 14,425 14,425
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 54,842 54,842
Barwon Health 9,485 107,689 107,689
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 8,860 8,860
Benalla Health 201 3,411 3,411
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 59,002 59,002
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 3,444 3,444
Castlemaine Health 402 4,952 4,952
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 11,727 11,727
Colac Area Health 298 4,312 4,312
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 5,550 5,550
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 7,230 7,230
East Grampians Health Service 249 3,324 3,324
Eastern Health 13,883 167,648 167,648
Echuca Regional Health 908 10,454 10,454
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 3,395 3,395
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 33,353 33,353
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 2,766 2,766
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 40,702 40,702
Maryborough District Health Service 277 3,314 3,314
Melbourne Health 10,944 129,096 129,096
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 64,195 64,195
Monash Health 24,020 290,522 290,522
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 21,000 21,000
Northern Health 9,704 109,382 109,382
Peninsula Health 8,569 100,804 100,804
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 36,447 36,447
Portland District Health 354 4,334 4,334
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 21,237 21,237
South West Healthcare 2,200 24,982 24,982
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 93,734 93,734
Stawell Regional Health 951 8,101 8,101
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 16,123 16,123
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 73,632 73,632
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 22,078 22,078
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 34,901 34,901
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 16,025 16,025
Western District Health Service 1,256 12,155 12,155
Western Health 12,339 146,391 146,391
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 12,303 12,303
Total 179,836 2,128,699 2,128,699

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.