Victorian report, November 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 November 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, November 2018

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2018-19.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for November 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, November 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 November 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
328,455,626 328,455,626 328,455,626
Commonwealth
Block funding
52,454,035 52,454,035 0 52,454,035
Commonwealth
Other funding
9,276,978 9,276,978 9,276,978
Total C'wealth
funding
390,186,639 328,455,626 52,454,035 9,276,978 390,186,639
VIC
funding
309,325,113 395,596,252 8,986,239 800,000 405,382,490
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 703,536,753 724,051,878 52,454,035 22,288,217 800,000 799,594,130

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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
1,793,880,403 1,793,880,403 1,793,880,403
Commonwealth
Block funding
253,003,249 253,003,249 253,003,249
Commonwealth
Other funding
44,935,568 44,935,568 44,935,568
Total C'wealth
funding
2,091,819,221 1,793,880,403 253,003,249 44,935,568 2,091,819,221
VIC
funding
2,658,538,964 2,740,703,063 9,893,277 4,000,000 2,754,596,340
Other state/territory funding 20,125,000 20,125,000 20,125,000
Total 4,770,483,185 4,534,583,466 253,003,249 74,953,846 4,000,000 4,866,540,561

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 ABF receipts of $96.1million were paid into the Victorian pool account in June 2018 in relation to the Commonwealth Treasurer’s Determination for 2015-16 and the six months reconciliation for 2016-17. These funds were cashflowed to LHNs from November 2018.

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, November 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 November 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 52,454,035 52,454,035
State/territory Block funding 54,237,820 54,237,820
Total 106,691,856 104,131,185 2,560,671 106,691,856

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 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 November 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 253,003,249 253,003,249
State/territory Block funding 393,189,630 393,189,630
Total 646,192,879 633,343,674 12,849,204 646,192,879

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, November 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 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 524,692,951 524,692,951 3,274,885,808 3,274,885,808
Admitted mental health 27,181,954 27,181,954 171,150,977 171,150,977
Sub-acute 42,486,822 42,486,822 269,727,266 269,727,266
Emergency department 44,855,590 44,855,590 285,008,709 285,008,709
Non-admitted 84,834,560 84,834,560 533,810,706 533,810,706
Total ABF (Pool) 724,051,878 724,051,878 4,534,583,466 4,534,583,466
Block
Small rural hospitals 22,018,408 22,018,408 172,535,724 172,535,724
Teaching, training & research 23,296,234 23,296,234 115,873,518 115,873,518
Non-admitted mental health 60,374,001 60,374,001 325,616,515 325,616,515
Other non-admitted services 1,003,213 1,003,213 32,167,122 32,167,122
Total Block (SMF) 106,691,856 106,691,856 646,192,879 646,192,879
Other
Public health funding 9,276,978 9,276,978 44,935,568 44,935,568
Overdeposit 8,835,144 8,835,144 8,835,144 8,835,144
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 24,125,000 24,125,000
Interest 151,095 151,095 1,058,134 1,058,134
Total Other (Pool) 23,088,217 23,088,217 78,953,846 78,953,846
Grand Total 853,831,950 853,831,950 5,259,730,191 5,259,730,191

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, November 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 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 9,896,885 1,954,056 11,850,941
Alexandra District Hospital 0 566,782 566,782
Alfred Health 55,369,210 4,754,594 60,123,804
Alpine Health 0 972,214 972,214
Austin Health 45,208,222 4,347,411 49,555,633
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,589,484 222,320 4,811,804
Ballarat Health Services 18,333,506 2,538,640 20,872,147
Barwon Health 35,215,246 3,564,957 38,780,204
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,390,270 90,241 3,480,510
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 361,647 361,647
Beechworth Health Service 0 367,640 367,640
Benalla Health 1,404,033 19,999 1,424,032
Bendigo Health Care Group 20,072,057 3,550,856 23,622,913
Boort District Health 0 242,851 242,851
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,434,592 69,319 1,503,911
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 314,022 314,022
Castlemaine Health 1,782,305 24,033 1,806,338
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,389,987 198,684 4,588,671
Cobram District Health 0 613,044 613,044
Cohuna District Hospital 0 573,356 573,356
Colac Area Health 1,847,544 23,854 1,871,398
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,192,350 0 4,192,350
Corryong Health 0 331,325 331,325
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,270,653 39,274 3,309,927
East Grampians Health Service 1,394,440 82,840 1,477,280
East Wimmera Health Service 0 992,850 992,850
Eastern Health 53,861,599 8,528,211 62,389,810
Echuca Regional Health 3,886,011 183,992 4,070,003
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 292,744 292,744
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,491,792 39,813 1,531,604
Goulburn Valley Health 12,158,652 2,191,045 14,349,697
Heathcote Health 0 248,371 248,371
Hepburn Health Service 0 783,561 783,561
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 172,443 172,443
Heywood Rural Health 0 214,130 214,130
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 179,771 179,771
Kerang District Health 0 628,185 628,185
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,508,033 1,508,033
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 398,345 398,345
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,097,413 7,316 1,104,729
Kyneton District Health Service 0 989,744 989,744
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,404,561 2,834,925 16,239,485
Lorne Community Hospital 0 198,697 198,697
Maldon Hospital 0 132,818 132,818
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 322,382 322,382
Mansfield District Hospital 0 737,392 737,392
Maryborough District Health Service 1,471,889 35,442 1,507,331
Melbourne Health 48,605,474 11,805,035 60,410,510
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,738,213 2,576,368 26,314,581
Monash Health 95,142,960 10,342,201 105,485,161
Moyne Health Services 0 334,621 334,621
Nathalia District Hospital 0 162,153 162,153
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,562,294 276,306 7,838,600
Northern Health 34,330,459 910,170 35,240,629
Numurkah District Health Service 0 763,875 763,875
Omeo District Health 0 142,306 142,306
Orbost Regional Health 0 531,626 531,626
Otway Health & Community Services 0 227,649 227,649
Peninsula Health 32,415,264 3,412,072 35,827,335
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,313,872 241,220 10,555,092
Portland District Health 1,824,365 38,828 1,863,193
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,324,124 1,223,214 8,547,339
Robinvale District Health Services 0 463,781 463,781
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 470,357 470,357
Rural Northwest Health 0 728,590 728,590
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,223,261 1,223,261
South Gippsland Hospital 0 578,945 578,945
South West Healthcare 8,938,465 1,593,824 10,532,290
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 32,195,136 4,414,177 36,609,313
Stawell Regional Health 1,089,074 34,342 1,123,417
Swan Hill District Health 2,655,198 64,326 2,719,524
Tallangatta Health Service 0 332,325 332,325
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 484,905 484,905
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,187,722 2,128,720 34,316,442
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,680,800 139,998 6,820,799
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,153,426 343,335 13,496,761
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 325,251 325,251
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,703,239 4,703,239
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,411,287 213,857 5,625,144
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,283,197 1,283,197
Western District Health Service 2,928,368 238,175 3,166,543
Western Health 47,211,282 1,511,784 48,723,066
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,292,950 68,206 4,361,156
Yarram & District Health Service 0 438,351 438,351
Yarrawonga Health 0 873,909 873,909
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 214,210 214,210
Total 717,163,436 103,302,877 820,466,313

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 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 57,196,703 11,938,685 69,135,388
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,078,158 3,078,158
Alfred Health 345,171,592 29,637,385 374,808,977
Alpine Health 0 5,422,295 5,422,295
Austin Health 281,716,696 27,602,371 309,319,067
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 28,503,582 1,225,255 29,728,837
Ballarat Health Services 114,394,938 16,667,786 131,062,723
Barwon Health 218,617,208 22,882,986 241,500,195
Bass Coast Regional Health 20,907,296 665,941 21,573,237
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,196,525 2,196,525
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,206,687 2,206,687
Benalla Health 8,552,134 127,330 8,679,464
Bendigo Health Care Group 124,515,872 22,300,173 146,816,046
Boort District Health 0 1,194,651 1,194,651
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,973,533 351,304 9,324,838
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,816,460 1,816,460
Castlemaine Health 10,897,577 152,643 11,050,220
Central Gippsland Health Service 27,132,659 1,169,374 28,302,032
Cobram District Health 0 3,527,582 3,527,582
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,936,693 2,936,693
Colac Area Health 12,122,703 151,838 12,274,542
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 24,225,808 0 24,225,808
Corryong Health 0 1,937,459 1,937,459
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 20,057,899 250,813 20,308,712
East Grampians Health Service 8,440,399 526,316 8,966,715
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,885,850 5,885,850
Eastern Health 337,559,312 49,506,835 387,066,148
Echuca Regional Health 24,026,684 1,141,423 25,168,107
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,700,422 1,700,422
Gippsland Southern Health Service 9,061,906 252,770 9,314,676
Goulburn Valley Health 75,596,717 13,228,822 88,825,539
Heathcote Health 0 1,394,774 1,394,774
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,449,031 4,449,031
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,061,401 1,061,401
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,262,201 1,262,201
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,027,874 1,027,874
Kerang District Health 0 3,106,871 3,106,871
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,968,825 6,968,825
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,461,049 2,461,049
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,838,884 46,691 6,885,575
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,995,264 4,995,264
Latrobe Regional Hospital 83,639,748 18,220,906 101,860,654
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,184,199 1,184,199
Maldon Hospital 0 803,452 803,452
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,980,399 1,980,399
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,523,091 3,523,091
Maryborough District Health Service 9,033,236 224,683 9,257,919
Melbourne Health 302,541,295 73,601,934 376,143,229
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 148,762,142 16,953,124 165,715,265
Monash Health 594,724,742 65,134,980 659,859,721
Moyne Health Services 0 1,937,079 1,937,079
Nathalia District Hospital 0 975,787 975,787
Northeast Health Wangaratta 46,988,121 1,622,052 48,610,173
Northern Health 215,422,002 5,218,377 220,640,379
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,352,117 4,352,117
Omeo District Health 0 851,535 851,535
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,873,249 2,873,249
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,402,212 1,402,212
Peninsula Health 202,693,789 21,032,338 223,726,127
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 63,591,798 1,543,977 65,135,775
Portland District Health 13,262,536 152,413 13,414,948
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 45,372,093 7,662,197 53,034,290
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,796,419 2,796,419
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,789,354 2,789,354
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,308,588 4,308,588
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,047,194 6,047,194
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,782,453 2,782,453
South West Healthcare 55,216,934 9,920,464 65,137,399
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 201,202,590 27,707,669 228,910,259
Stawell Regional Health 6,775,504 217,732 6,993,236
Swan Hill District Health 16,465,164 407,167 16,872,331
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,907,202 1,907,202
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,601,048 2,601,048
The Royal Children's Hospital 200,694,350 13,513,101 214,207,451
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 41,906,594 843,457 42,750,051
The Royal Women's Hospital 105,345,629 2,511,823 107,857,452
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,819,951 1,819,951
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 29,582,548 29,582,548
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 33,471,190 1,223,743 34,694,933
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,029,983 7,029,983
Western District Health Service 17,998,770 1,776,627 19,775,397
Western Health 295,918,953 9,425,289 305,344,242
Wimmera Health Care Group 26,192,567 940,236 27,132,803
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,520,243 2,520,243
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,519,023 4,519,023
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,178,016 1,178,016
Total 4,491,729,849 628,076,245 5,119,806,094

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, November 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 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 2018-19
Albury Wodonga Health 1,699 8,495 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 70,240 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 56,395 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 6,050 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 23,835 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 43,990 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 3,980 9,538
Benalla Health 333 1,665 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 26,760 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 1,445 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 2,155 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 4,825 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 2,050 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 5,620 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 3,535 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 1,560 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 75,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 4,835 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 1,375 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 14,375 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 1,285 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 16,855 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 1,615 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 58,425 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 29,255 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 125,885 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 9,360 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 50,135 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 44,970 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 11,840 28,421
Portland District Health 497 2,485 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 9,620 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 11,630 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 39,195 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 1,320 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 3,335 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 37,720 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 8,485 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 20,020 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 6,800 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 3,435 8,249
Western Health 13,144 65,720 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 5,355 12,835
Total 184,586 922,930 2,215,000

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.