Victorian report, August 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 August 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, August 2017

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 August 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/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, August 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 August 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
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
464,100,874 462,312,672 188,202 1,600,000 464,100,874
Other state/territory funding 9,000,000 0 9,000,000 9,000,000
Total 883,569,088 819,542,956 45,068,306 17,357,825 1,600,000 883,569,088

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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
714,460,568 714,460,568 714,460,568
Commonwealth
Block funding
90,136,612 90,136,612 90,136,612
Commonwealth
Other funding
16,339,246 16,339,246 16,339,246
Total C'wealth
funding
820,936,427 714,460,568 90,136,612 16,339,246 820,936,427
VIC
funding
1,477,635,416 1,475,729,888 305,528 1,600,000 1,477,635,416
Other state/territory funding 9,000,000 0 9,000,000 9,000,000
Total 2,307,571,843 2,190,190,456 90,136,612 25,644,775 1,600,000 2,307,571,843

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, August 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 August 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 45,068,306 45,068,306
State/territory Block funding 91,710,242 91,710,242
Total 136,778,549 134,952,747 1,825,801 136,778,549

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 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 August 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 90,136,612 90,136,612
State/territory Block funding 237,202,336 237,202,337
Total 327,338,949 322,892,347 4,446,601 327,338,949

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, August 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 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) 819,542,956 819,542,956 2,190,190,456 2,190,190,456
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 136,778,549 136,778,549 327,338,949 327,338,949
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 16,339,246 16,339,246
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 10,600,000 10,600,000 10,600,000 10,600,000
Interest 188,202 188,202 305,528 305,528
Total Other (Pool) 18,957,825 18,957,825 27,244,775 27,244,775
Grand Total 975,279,330 975,279,330 2,544,774,179 2,544,774,179

*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, August 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 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 9,495,000 2,384,520 11,879,520
Alexandra District Hospital 0 611,057 611,057
Alfred Health 61,793,696 6,229,464 68,023,160
Alpine Health 0 1,078,941 1,078,941
Austin Health 51,589,195 5,114,840 56,704,035
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,064,000 203,000 5,267,000
Ballarat Health Services 21,754,040 3,571,352 25,325,392
Barwon Health 38,549,527 4,890,164 43,439,691
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,455,000 103,000 3,558,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 395,321 395,321
Beechworth Health Service 0 380,898 380,898
Benalla Health 1,585,000 22,000 1,607,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 21,486,200 4,326,156 25,812,356
Boort District Health 0 215,671 215,671
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,680,000 68,000 1,748,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 353,489 353,489
Castlemaine Health 2,004,000 34,000 2,038,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,814,000 216,000 5,030,000
Cobram District Health 0 646,900 646,900
Cohuna District Hospital 0 605,250 605,250
Colac Area Health 2,008,000 27,000 2,035,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 5,056,786 0 5,056,786
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,872,000 55,000 4,927,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,509,000 94,000 1,603,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,113,764 1,113,764
Eastern Health 60,579,194 12,408,104 72,987,298
Echuca Regional Health 4,118,000 187,000 4,305,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 333,139 333,139
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,631,000 33,000 1,664,000
Goulburn Valley Health 14,374,536 2,725,668 17,100,204
Heathcote Health 0 241,650 241,650
Hepburn Health Service 0 859,301 859,301
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 190,592 190,592
Heywood Rural Health 0 232,767 232,767
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 185,405 185,405
Kerang District Health 0 691,227 691,227
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,523,548 1,523,548
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 461,197 461,197
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,266,000 8,000 1,274,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,025,972 1,025,972
Latrobe Regional Hospital 15,398,000 3,735,928 19,133,928
Lorne Community Hospital 0 225,704 225,704
Maldon Hospital 0 144,672 144,672
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 368,807 368,807
Mansfield District Hospital 0 788,473 788,473
Maryborough District Health Service 1,570,000 41,000 1,611,000
Melbourne Health 53,819,287 16,740,208 70,559,495
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 29,397,659 4,539,096 33,936,755
Monash Health 107,003,001 16,537,704 123,540,705
Moyne Health Services 0 360,969 360,969
Nathalia District Hospital 0 175,976 175,976
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,223,000 265,000 8,488,000
Northern Health 43,027,320 973,000 44,000,320
Numurkah District Health Service 0 788,527 788,527
Omeo District Health 0 154,387 154,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 592,883 592,883
Otway Health & Community Services 0 252,759 252,759
Peninsula Health 36,772,760 4,688,396 41,461,156
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,820,676 281,000 11,101,676
Portland District Health 2,041,000 18,000 2,059,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 8,093,000 1,552,708 9,645,708
Robinvale District Health Services 0 545,778 545,778
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 524,540 524,540
Rural Northwest Health 0 888,142 888,142
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,309,412 1,309,412
South Gippsland Hospital 0 638,322 638,322
South West Healthcare 9,730,978 2,054,648 11,785,626
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 36,873,536 5,598,320 42,471,856
Stawell Regional Health 1,234,000 35,000 1,269,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,887,000 78,000 2,965,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 308,017 308,017
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 549,696 549,696
The Royal Children's Hospital 37,262,467 2,365,000 39,627,467
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,505,000 159,000 7,664,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,171,000 372,000 15,543,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 379,118 379,118
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 363,545 363,545
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,914,000 4,914,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,919,000 214,000 6,133,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,376,481 1,376,481
Western District Health Service 3,180,000 375,000 3,555,000
Western Health 52,164,000 1,855,000 54,019,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,656,000 173,000 4,829,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 482,845 482,845
Yarrawonga Health 0 911,770 911,770
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 234,747 234,747
Total 811,432,858 133,776,935 945,209,793

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 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 25,717,000 6,042,520 31,759,520
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,510,057 1,510,057
Alfred Health 167,348,696 15,160,464 182,509,160
Alpine Health 0 2,727,941 2,727,941
Austin Health 137,933,195 12,479,840 150,413,035
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 13,718,000 545,000 14,263,000
Ballarat Health Services 55,894,040 8,593,352 64,487,392
Barwon Health 104,313,527 11,988,164 116,301,691
Bass Coast Regional Health 9,357,000 280,000 9,637,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,041,321 1,041,321
Beechworth Health Service 0 991,898 991,898
Benalla Health 4,265,000 59,000 4,324,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 58,073,200 11,013,156 69,086,356
Boort District Health 0 562,671 562,671
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,554,000 185,000 4,739,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 899,489 899,489
Castlemaine Health 5,429,000 90,000 5,519,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 13,040,000 584,000 13,624,000
Cobram District Health 0 1,632,900 1,632,900
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,421,250 1,421,250
Colac Area Health 5,441,000 77,000 5,518,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 12,903,786 0 12,903,786
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 10,973,000 151,000 11,124,000
East Grampians Health Service 4,088,000 256,000 4,344,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,888,764 2,888,764
Eastern Health 163,303,194 27,019,104 190,322,298
Echuca Regional Health 11,157,000 508,000 11,665,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 849,139 849,139
Gippsland Southern Health Service 4,420,000 91,000 4,511,000
Goulburn Valley Health 36,947,536 6,796,668 43,744,204
Heathcote Health 0 626,650 626,650
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,192,301 2,192,301
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 511,592 511,592
Heywood Rural Health 0 611,767 611,767
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 483,405 483,405
Kerang District Health 0 1,597,227 1,597,227
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,423,548 3,423,548
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,228,197 1,228,197
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,425,000 23,000 3,448,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,487,972 2,487,972
Latrobe Regional Hospital 41,717,000 9,400,928 51,117,928
Lorne Community Hospital 0 599,704 599,704
Maldon Hospital 0 382,672 382,672
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 976,807 976,807
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,816,473 1,816,473
Maryborough District Health Service 4,250,000 109,000 4,359,000
Melbourne Health 145,514,287 38,242,208 183,756,495
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 71,274,659 9,193,096 80,467,755
Monash Health 285,569,001 35,383,704 320,952,705
Moyne Health Services 0 926,969 926,969
Nathalia District Hospital 0 462,976 462,976
Northeast Health Wangaratta 22,275,000 724,000 22,999,000
Northern Health 104,641,320 2,631,000 107,272,320
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,080,527 2,080,527
Omeo District Health 0 414,387 414,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,471,883 1,471,883
Otway Health & Community Services 0 670,759 670,759
Peninsula Health 97,628,760 11,009,396 108,638,156
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 29,153,676 765,000 29,918,676
Portland District Health 5,529,000 49,000 5,578,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 21,911,000 3,797,708 25,708,708
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,429,778 1,429,778
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,370,540 1,370,540
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,221,142 2,221,142
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,105,412 3,105,412
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,453,322 1,453,322
South West Healthcare 26,349,978 5,138,648 31,488,626
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 97,332,536 14,198,320 111,530,856
Stawell Regional Health 3,344,000 96,000 3,440,000
Swan Hill District Health 7,816,000 212,000 8,028,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 821,017 821,017
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,344,696 1,344,696
The Royal Children's Hospital 98,406,467 6,413,000 104,819,467
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 20,271,000 435,000 20,706,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 55,536,000 1,367,000 56,903,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 944,118 944,118
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 953,545 953,545
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 13,313,000 13,313,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 16,031,000 575,000 16,606,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,496,481 3,496,481
Western District Health Service 8,622,000 1,012,000 9,634,000
Western Health 141,311,000 5,023,000 146,334,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 12,608,000 472,000 13,080,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,256,845 1,256,845
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,171,770 2,171,770
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 592,747 592,747
Total 2,169,392,858 320,154,935 2,489,547,793

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, August 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 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 2017-18
Albury Wodonga Health 1,624 3,248 19,488
Alfred Health 13,343 26,685 160,112
Austin Health 13,133 26,266 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,143 2,286 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,366 8,731 52,386
Barwon Health 8,259 16,518 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 635 1,270 7,618
Benalla Health 401 802 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,570 9,140 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 444 889 5,331
Castlemaine Health 428 855 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 1,013 2,026 12,153
Colac Area Health 446 892 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 830 1,661 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 1,315 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 317 634 3,802
Eastern Health 14,094 28,188 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 820 1,640 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 294 589 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,712 5,424 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 252 504 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,170 6,340 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 276 551 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,497 20,994 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,331 10,662 63,974
Monash Health 24,476 48,952 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,753 3,506 21,038
Northern Health 8,291 16,582 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,164 16,329 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,814 3,628 21,768
Portland District Health 372 744 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,858 3,717 22,299
South West Healthcare 1,916 3,833 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,688 15,377 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 289 577 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 701 1,402 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,069 14,138 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,676 3,352 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,881 7,762 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,224 2,448 14,689
Western District Health Service 673 1,345 8,070
Western Health 12,004 24,008 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,069 2,138 12,827
Total 173,970 347,940 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.