Victorian report, April 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 April 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, April 2017

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2016-17.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for April 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/sops (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, April 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 April 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
323,602,688 323,602,688 323,602,688
Commonwealth
Block funding
51,407,944 51,407,944 51,407,944
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,774,523 7,774,523 7,774,523
Total C'wealth
funding
382,785,155 323,602,688 51,407,944 7,774,523 382,785,155
VIC
funding
318,152,529 318,008,812 143,717 0 318,152,529
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 700,937,685 641,611,500 51,407,944 7,918,241 0 700,937,685

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, April 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 April 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
3,333,425,869 3,333,425,869 3,333,425,869
Commonwealth
Block funding
425,478,942 425,478,942 425,478,942
Commonwealth
Other funding
77,694,617 77,694,617 77,694,617
Total C'wealth
funding
3,836,599,427 3,333,425,869 425,478,942 77,694,617 3,836,599,427
VIC
funding
3,977,870,976 3,976,686,062 1,184,915 0 3,977,870,977
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,814,470,403 7,310,111,931 425,478,942 78,879,532 0 7,814,470,404

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, April 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 April 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 51,407,944 51,407,944
State/territory Block funding 36,560,748 36,560,748
Total 87,968,692 82,978,227 4,990,465 87,968,692

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, April 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 April 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 425,478,942 425,478,942
State/territory Block funding 611,313,829 611,313,828
Total 1,036,792,770 1,010,168,419 26,624,351 1,036,792,770

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, April 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for April 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) 641,611,500 641,611,500 7,310,344,728 7,310,111,931
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 87,968,692 87,968,692 1,036,792,770 1,036,792,770
Other
Public health funding 7,774,523 7,774,523 77,694,617 77,694,617
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 143,717 143,717 952,117 952,117
Total Other (Pool) 7,918,241 7,918,241 78,646,734 78,879,532
Grand Total 737,498,432 737,498,432 8,425,784,232 8,425,784,232

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2016-17 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, April 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during April 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 8,865,650 1,628,000 10,493,650
Alexandra District Hospital 0 404,000 404,000
Alfred Health 49,140,230 3,998,866 53,139,096
Alpine Health 0 757,000 757,000
Austin Health 39,928,944 3,347,866 43,276,810
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,524,000 168,000 3,692,000
Ballarat Health Services 17,556,001 2,217,000 19,773,001
Barwon Health 28,684,308 3,169,000 31,853,308
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,344,000 84,000 2,428,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 298,000 298,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 267,000 267,000
Benalla Health 1,229,000 23,000 1,252,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,690,419 2,907,200 18,597,619
Boort District Health 0 147,000 147,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,247,000 -36,000 1,211,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 245,000 245,000
Castlemaine Health 2,554,269 25,000 2,579,269
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,556,000 172,000 3,728,000
Cobram District Health 0 426,000 426,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 363,000 363,000
Colac Area Health 1,464,000 24,000 1,488,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,229,000 0 3,229,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,051,000 34,000 4,085,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,823,408 78,000 1,901,408
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,204,000 1,204,000
Eastern Health 48,827,388 6,270,000 55,097,388
Echuca Regional Health 2,837,000 200,826 3,037,826
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 222,000 222,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,178,000 30,000 1,208,000
Goulburn Valley Health 10,584,066 1,720,313 12,304,379
Heathcote Health 0 165,000 165,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 922,000 922,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 126,000 126,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 170,000 170,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 122,000 122,000
Kerang District Health 0 415,000 415,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 804,000 804,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 347,000 347,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 905,000 8,000 913,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 610,000 610,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,745,784 2,566,866 13,312,650
Lorne Community Hospital 0 163,000 163,000
Maldon Hospital 0 78,000 78,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 270,000 270,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 464,000 464,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,529,845 20,000 1,549,845
Melbourne Health 43,061,933 9,174,464 52,236,397
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,935,600 1,907,000 21,842,600
Monash Health 81,121,545 8,264,426 89,385,971
Moyne Health Services 0 251,000 251,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 120,000 120,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,120,000 209,000 6,329,000
Northern Health 32,766,280 750,000 33,516,280
Numurkah District Health Service 0 579,000 579,000
Omeo District Health 0 106,000 106,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 385,000 385,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 334,000 334,000
Peninsula Health 30,589,137 2,818,000 33,407,137
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 9,353,400 207,000 9,560,400
Portland District Health 2,111,104 14,000 2,125,104
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,397,694 936,000 7,333,694
Robinvale District Health Services 0 405,000 405,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 366,000 366,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 637,100 637,100
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 826,000 826,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 361,000 361,000
South West Healthcare 7,908,768 1,357,000 9,265,768
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 29,990,475 3,846,000 33,836,475
Stawell Regional Health 937,000 29,000 966,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,233,000 61,000 2,294,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 179,000 179,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 354,000 354,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 28,514,275 1,836,000 30,350,275
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,496,000 127,000 6,623,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,662,000 297,000 15,959,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 261,000 261,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 257,000 257,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,412,000 3,412,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,345,000 158,000 4,503,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 938,000 938,000
Western District Health Service 2,450,000 297,000 2,747,000
Western Health 40,553,000 1,412,000 41,965,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,491,000 136,000 3,627,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 360,000 360,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 555,000 555,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 146,000 146,000
Total 635,531,523 82,312,927 717,844,450

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at April 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 86,506,857 19,637,581 106,144,438
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,910,683 4,910,683
Alfred Health 578,344,639 48,079,857 626,424,496
Alpine Health 0 9,129,257 9,129,257
Austin Health 467,984,085 41,113,466 509,097,551
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 42,981,673 1,908,000 44,889,673
Ballarat Health Services 186,732,517 26,864,283 213,596,800
Barwon Health 343,793,025 38,767,760 382,560,785
Bass Coast Regional Health 30,007,247 1,001,000 31,008,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,615,421 3,615,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,237,824 3,237,824
Benalla Health 15,169,654 276,000 15,445,654
Bendigo Health Care Group 185,945,050 35,944,598 221,889,648
Boort District Health 0 1,855,602 1,855,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 16,293,600 418,904 16,712,504
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,025,700 3,025,700
Castlemaine Health 19,579,213 292,000 19,871,213
Central Gippsland Health Service 43,076,600 1,915,000 44,991,600
Cobram District Health 0 5,234,374 5,234,374
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,501,451 4,501,451
Colac Area Health 17,933,100 273,000 18,206,100
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 39,397,881 0 39,397,881
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 36,424,600 473,841 36,898,441
East Grampians Health Service 14,253,208 1,043,500 15,296,708
East Wimmera Health Service 0 10,276,091 10,276,091
Eastern Health 551,784,410 78,461,497 630,245,907
Echuca Regional Health 35,007,408 1,939,826 36,947,234
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,737,634 2,737,634
Gippsland Southern Health Service 14,477,300 319,000 14,796,300
Goulburn Valley Health 117,824,191 21,478,097 139,302,288
Heathcote Health 0 2,004,425 2,004,425
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,978,240 7,978,240
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,616,304 1,616,304
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,146,565 2,146,565
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,547,693 1,547,693
Kerang District Health 0 5,126,400 5,126,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,979,763 9,979,763
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,158,471 4,158,471
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,057,600 99,000 11,156,600
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,431,416 7,431,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 127,429,961 30,698,112 158,128,073
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,001,857 2,001,857
Maldon Hospital 0 1,005,207 1,005,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,247,254 3,247,254
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,808,359 5,808,359
Maryborough District Health Service 13,966,755 244,000 14,210,755
Melbourne Health 503,607,263 114,304,573 617,911,836
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 228,202,524 24,508,262 252,710,786
Monash Health 961,769,438 103,789,838 1,065,559,276
Moyne Health Services 0 3,105,458 3,105,458
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,515,552 1,515,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 74,520,850 2,573,500 77,094,350
Northern Health 320,297,872 9,176,937 329,474,809
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,972,349 6,972,349
Omeo District Health 0 1,349,666 1,349,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,763,955 4,763,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,430,788 2,430,788
Peninsula Health 335,278,440 34,307,010 369,585,450
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 100,583,900 3,278,373 103,862,273
Portland District Health 20,522,664 160,000 20,682,664
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 76,411,912 11,222,674 87,634,586
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,921,987 4,921,987
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,401,218 4,401,218
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,225,767 7,225,767
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,328,756 10,328,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,507,612 4,507,612
South West Healthcare 88,759,125 15,260,697 104,019,822
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 322,334,899 46,773,318 369,108,217
Stawell Regional Health 11,546,714 347,000 11,893,714
Swan Hill District Health 27,442,107 730,000 28,172,107
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,493,917 2,493,917
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,404,150 4,404,150
The Royal Children's Hospital 321,947,615 21,724,107 343,671,722
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 70,822,010 1,505,000 72,327,010
The Royal Women's Hospital 166,704,087 3,733,732 170,437,819
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,240,137 3,240,137
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,102,830 3,102,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 40,967,706 40,967,706
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 54,479,848 1,832,000 56,311,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,534,389 11,534,389
Western District Health Service 29,488,720 3,508,000 32,996,720
Western Health 487,895,880 17,380,534 505,276,414
Wimmera Health Care Group 43,277,707 1,675,000 44,952,707
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,310,550 4,310,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,822,542 6,822,542
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,861,906 1,861,906
Total 7,241,864,149 1,001,876,103 8,243,740,252

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, April 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for April 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 2016-17
Albury Wodonga Health 1,490 14,896 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 125,974 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 122,386 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 10,658 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 40,591 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 77,023 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 5,911 7,093
Benalla Health 334 3,343 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 40,903 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 4,251 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 3,862 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 9,414 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 4,033 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 7,630 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 6,168 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 2,745 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 130,320 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 7,620 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 2,757 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 25,245 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 2,471 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 29,003 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 2,554 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 98,151 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 49,971 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 228,004 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 16,446 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 77,785 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 77,440 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 17,033 20,440
Portland District Health 357 3,569 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 17,320 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 18,057 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 70,295 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 2,664 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 6,658 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 65,108 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 15,216 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 37,730 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 11,263 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 6,153 7,383
Western Health 11,285 112,847 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 9,654 11,584
Total 162,112 1,621,123 1,945,347

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.