Victorian report, December 2016

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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 December 2016 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, December 2016

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 December 2016 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, December 2016

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 December 2016.

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
321,785,404 321,785,404 321,785,404
Commonwealth
Block funding
41,563,444 41,563,444 41,563,444
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,768,196 7,768,196 7,768,196
Total C'wealth
funding
371,117,044 321,785,404 41,563,444 7,768,196 371,117,044
VIC
funding
314,694,050 314,663,475 30,574 0 314,694,050
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 685,811,094 636,448,879 41,563,444 7,798,771 0 685,811,094

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 2016

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 December 2016.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
2,039,131,282 2,039,131,282 2,039,131,282
Commonwealth
Block funding
249,380,665 249,380,665 249,380,665
Commonwealth
Other funding
46,609,178 46,609,178 46,609,178
Total C'wealth
funding
2,335,121,125 2,039,131,282 249,380,665 46,609,178 2,335,121,125
VIC
funding
2,608,441,941 2,607,642,139 799,803 0 2,608,441,941
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 4,943,563,066 4,646,773,420 249,380,665 47,408,980 0 4,943,563,066

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, December 2016

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 December 2016.

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 41,563,444 41,563,444
State/territory Block funding 44,434,853 44,434,853
Total 85,998,298 84,844,098 1,154,200 85,998,298

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 2016

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 December 2016.

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 249,380,665 249,380,665
State/territory Block funding 415,827,314 415,827,313
Total 665,207,979 652,678,640 12,529,339 665,207,978

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, December 2016

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 2016. 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) 636,448,879 636,448,879 4,647,006,218 4,646,773,420
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 85,998,298 85,998,298 665,207,979 665,207,978
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 46,609,178 46,609,178
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 30,574 30,574 567,005 567,005
Total Other (Pool) 7,798,771 7,798,771 47,176,182 47,408,980
Grand Total 730,245,947 730,245,947 5,359,390,379 5,359,390,379

*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, December 2016

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 2016.

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 7,057,000 1,731,000 8,788,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 419,000 419,000
Alfred Health 46,765,240 4,126,000 50,891,240
Alpine Health 0 750,000 750,000
Austin Health 38,906,178 3,340,000 42,246,178
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,029,000 159,000 4,188,000
Ballarat Health Services 15,513,000 2,204,000 17,717,000
Barwon Health 28,658,817 3,427,866 32,086,683
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,331,000 83,000 2,414,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 363,000 363,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 265,000 265,000
Benalla Health 1,532,000 24,000 1,556,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 16,029,000 3,062,799 19,091,799
Boort District Health 0 148,000 148,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,207,000 64,000 1,271,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 241,000 241,000
Castlemaine Health 1,386,000 24,000 1,410,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,532,000 159,000 3,691,000
Cobram District Health 0 423,000 423,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 409,000 409,000
Colac Area Health 1,456,000 22,000 1,478,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,650,799 0 3,650,799
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,731,000 33,000 2,764,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,320,000 78,000 1,398,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,011,000 1,011,000
Eastern Health 48,002,105 6,442,000 54,444,105
Echuca Regional Health 2,823,000 162,000 2,985,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 219,000 219,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,156,000 27,000 1,183,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,843,000 1,765,000 11,608,000
Heathcote Health 0 181,000 181,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 697,000 697,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 120,000 120,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 254,000 254,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 121,000 121,000
Kerang District Health 0 420,000 420,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 832,000 832,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 343,000 343,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 902,000 8,000 910,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 620,000 620,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 11,040,000 2,552,000 13,592,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 163,000 163,000
Maldon Hospital 0 69,000 69,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 263,000 263,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 541,000 541,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,274,000 21,000 1,295,000
Melbourne Health 59,938,719 9,296,000 69,234,719
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 18,271,000 1,903,000 20,174,000
Monash Health 79,733,250 8,291,598 88,024,848
Moyne Health Services 0 335,000 335,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 120,000 120,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,293,500 209,000 8,502,500
Northern Health 26,231,000 750,000 26,981,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 633,000 633,000
Omeo District Health 0 107,000 107,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 383,000 383,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 234,000 234,000
Peninsula Health 27,416,000 3,031,000 30,447,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,452,500 226,000 8,678,500
Portland District Health 2,317,760 13,000 2,330,760
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,961,000 928,000 8,889,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 454,000 454,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 358,000 358,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 703,250 703,250
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,043,000 1,043,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 422,000 422,000
South West Healthcare 7,223,000 1,246,000 8,469,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,631,000 4,154,866 30,785,866
Stawell Regional Health 1,011,000 28,000 1,039,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,722,000 60,000 2,782,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 175,000 175,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 352,000 352,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 27,260,931 1,824,000 29,084,931
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,945,000 126,000 6,071,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,500,000 427,732 13,927,732
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 345,000 345,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 253,000 253,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,407,000 3,407,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,243,000 152,000 5,395,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 925,000 925,000
Western District Health Service 2,605,000 292,000 2,897,000
Western Health 44,300,000 1,351,000 45,651,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,477,000 145,000 4,622,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 351,000 351,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 549,000 549,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 149,000 149,000
Total 630,676,799 84,139,111 714,815,910

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, December 2016

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 2016.

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 54,560,907 12,716,504 67,277,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,164,783 3,164,783
Alfred Health 364,650,209 30,735,818 395,386,027
Alpine Health 0 5,876,057 5,876,057
Austin Health 296,082,178 26,300,280 322,382,458
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 27,777,573 1,221,000 28,998,573
Ballarat Health Services 117,207,319 17,210,082 134,417,401
Barwon Health 218,556,296 24,869,988 243,426,284
Bass Coast Regional Health 18,437,247 643,000 19,080,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,323,421 2,323,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,056,824 2,056,824
Benalla Health 9,680,254 177,000 9,857,254
Bendigo Health Care Group 119,395,831 23,065,571 142,461,402
Boort District Health 0 1,203,602 1,203,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 11,011,000 489,000 11,500,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,971,700 1,971,700
Castlemaine Health 11,675,544 187,000 11,862,544
Central Gippsland Health Service 27,794,000 1,223,000 29,017,000
Cobram District Health 0 3,401,174 3,401,174
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,875,451 2,875,451
Colac Area Health 11,639,000 175,000 11,814,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 25,028,799 0 25,028,799
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 22,723,000 251,000 22,974,000
East Grampians Health Service 8,707,000 602,000 9,309,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,403,091 6,403,091
Eastern Health 352,423,982 51,670,208 404,094,190
Echuca Regional Health 22,837,808 1,220,000 24,057,808
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,766,134 1,766,134
Gippsland Southern Health Service 9,309,000 203,000 9,512,000
Goulburn Valley Health 73,891,689 13,923,784 87,815,473
Heathcote Health 0 1,280,725 1,280,725
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,370,940 5,370,940
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,051,904 1,051,904
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,388,265 1,388,265
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 997,193 997,193
Kerang District Health 0 3,328,400 3,328,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,523,663 6,523,663
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,645,971 2,645,971
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,147,000 64,000 7,211,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,818,416 4,818,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 82,003,477 19,675,502 101,678,979
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,284,257 1,284,257
Maldon Hospital 0 577,207 577,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,049,354 2,049,354
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,791,359 3,791,359
Maryborough District Health Service 8,750,210 157,000 8,907,210
Melbourne Health 324,177,330 74,616,994 398,794,324
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 147,057,305 16,374,278 163,431,583
Monash Health 608,177,550 68,047,956 676,225,506
Moyne Health Services 0 2,004,158 2,004,158
Nathalia District Hospital 0 996,552 996,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 48,541,350 1,586,000 50,127,350
Northern Health 200,343,000 5,685,000 206,028,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,479,649 4,479,649
Omeo District Health 0 880,666 880,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,078,955 3,078,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,447,688 1,447,688
Peninsula Health 209,456,003 22,207,348 231,663,351
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 63,088,500 1,720,000 64,808,500
Portland District Health 12,807,760 102,000 12,909,760
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 49,406,530 7,272,674 56,679,204
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,136,287 3,136,287
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,760,918 2,760,918
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,537,967 4,537,967
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,774,756 6,774,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,956,312 2,956,312
South West Healthcare 56,982,982 9,805,524 66,788,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 202,701,000 30,079,634 232,780,634
Stawell Regional Health 7,514,914 222,000 7,736,914
Swan Hill District Health 17,829,007 470,000 18,299,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,710,717 1,710,717
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,834,582 2,834,582
The Royal Children's Hospital 206,482,931 13,902,000 220,384,931
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 45,218,910 963,000 46,181,910
The Royal Women's Hospital 107,017,187 2,409,732 109,426,919
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,117,237 2,117,237
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,966,830 1,966,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 26,281,852 26,281,852
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 34,916,848 1,174,000 36,090,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 7,413,689 7,413,689
Western District Health Service 18,941,920 2,252,000 21,193,920
Western Health 312,890,000 10,681,000 323,571,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 28,249,607 1,034,000 29,283,607
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,730,550 2,730,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,391,442 4,391,442
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,221,506 1,221,506
Total 4,603,089,957 647,257,081 5,250,347,038

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, December 2016

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 2016, 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 8,938 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 75,584 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 73,432 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 6,395 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 24,355 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 46,214 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 3,547 7,093
Benalla Health 334 2,006 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 24,542 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 2,551 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 2,317 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 5,648 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 2,420 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 4,578 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 3,701 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 1,647 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 78,192 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 4,572 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 1,654 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 15,147 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 1,483 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 17,402 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 1,532 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 58,890 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 29,983 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 136,803 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 9,867 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 46,671 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 46,464 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 10,220 20,440
Portland District Health 357 2,141 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 10,392 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 10,834 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 42,177 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 1,599 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 3,995 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 39,065 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 9,130 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 22,638 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 6,758 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 3,692 7,383
Western Health 11,285 67,708 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 5,792 11,584
Total 162,112 972,674 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.