Victorian report, February 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 February 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, February 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 February 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, February 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 February 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
323,602,689 323,602,689 323,602,689
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
372,934,329 323,602,689 41,563,444 7,768,196 372,934,329
VIC
funding
295,441,110 295,408,683 32,427 0 295,441,110
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 668,375,439 619,011,372 41,563,444 7,800,623 0 668,375,439

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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
2,686,220,492 2,686,220,492 2,686,220,492
Commonwealth
Block funding
332,507,553 332,507,553 332,507,553
Commonwealth
Other funding
62,145,570 62,145,570 62,145,570
Total C'wealth
funding
3,080,873,616 2,686,220,492 332,507,553 62,145,570 3,080,873,616
VIC
funding
3,375,885,829 3,374,956,109 929,720 0 3,375,885,830
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 6,456,759,445 6,061,176,601 332,507,553 63,075,291 0 6,456,759,445

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, February 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 February 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 41,563,444 41,563,444
State/territory Block funding 45,409,726 45,409,726
Total 86,973,170 82,629,870 4,343,300 86,973,170

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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 332,507,553 332,507,553
State/territory Block funding 529,839,473 529,839,472
Total 862,347,026 842,831,713 19,515,313 862,347,026

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, February 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 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) 619,011,372 619,011,372 6,061,409,399 6,061,176,601
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 86,973,170 86,973,170 862,347,026 862,347,026
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 62,145,570 62,145,570
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 32,427 32,427 696,922 696,922
Total Other (Pool) 7,800,623 7,800,623 62,842,493 63,075,291
Grand Total 713,785,165 713,785,165 6,986,598,918 6,986,598,918

*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, February 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 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 7,108,300 1,615,000 8,723,300
Alexandra District Hospital 0 404,900 404,900
Alfred Health 46,862,200 3,971,000 50,833,200
Alpine Health 0 758,200 758,200
Austin Health 41,541,500 3,346,000 44,887,500
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,528,100 160,000 3,688,100
Ballarat Health Services 15,294,197 2,315,000 17,609,197
Barwon Health 28,660,400 3,233,000 31,893,400
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,872,000 85,000 3,957,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 296,000 296,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 280,000 280,000
Benalla Health 1,299,400 22,000 1,321,400
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,599,800 3,061,000 18,660,800
Boort District Health 0 151,000 151,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,253,600 -81,096 1,172,504
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 243,000 243,000
Castlemaine Health 2,306,400 24,000 2,330,400
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,572,600 161,000 3,733,600
Cobram District Health 0 435,200 435,200
Cohuna District Hospital 0 354,000 354,000
Colac Area Health 1,494,100 24,000 1,518,100
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,725,082 0 3,725,082
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,271,600 33,000 3,304,600
East Grampians Health Service 1,126,800 79,000 1,205,800
East Wimmera Health Service 0 804,000 804,000
Eastern Health 45,899,400 6,394,676 52,294,076
Echuca Regional Health 2,874,600 161,000 3,035,600
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 223,500 223,500
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,187,300 28,000 1,215,300
Goulburn Valley Health 9,692,900 1,803,000 11,495,900
Heathcote Health 0 166,700 166,700
Hepburn Health Service 0 430,300 430,300
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 129,400 129,400
Heywood Rural Health 0 171,300 171,300
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 135,500 135,500
Kerang District Health 0 416,000 416,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 803,100 803,100
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 351,500 351,500
Kyabram & District Health Services 920,600 9,000 929,600
Kyneton District Health Service 0 611,000 611,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,653,700 2,607,000 13,260,700
Lorne Community Hospital 0 172,600 172,600
Maldon Hospital 0 71,000 71,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 288,900 288,900
Mansfield District Hospital 0 469,000 469,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,126,700 20,000 1,146,700
Melbourne Health 43,881,000 9,345,000 53,226,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 18,390,400 1,902,000 20,292,400
Monash Health 84,502,000 8,218,000 92,720,000
Moyne Health Services 0 256,300 256,300
Nathalia District Hospital 0 122,000 122,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,111,500 210,000 6,321,500
Northern Health 26,381,000 746,000 27,127,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 581,700 581,700
Omeo District Health 0 108,000 108,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 387,000 387,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 213,100 213,100
Peninsula Health 27,628,300 2,786,000 30,414,300
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 9,341,000 218,000 9,559,000
Portland District Health 1,716,800 14,000 1,730,800
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,217,700 926,000 7,143,700
Robinvale District Health Services 0 439,700 439,700
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 361,300 361,300
Rural Northwest Health 0 586,700 586,700
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 836,000 836,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 359,300 359,300
South West Healthcare 7,400,375 1,250,000 8,650,375
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 26,538,400 3,875,000 30,413,400
Stawell Regional Health 941,800 29,000 970,800
Swan Hill District Health 2,276,100 62,000 2,338,100
Tallangatta Health Service 0 176,200 176,200
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 351,600 351,600
The Royal Children's Hospital 28,575,300 1,819,000 30,394,300
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,890,100 127,000 6,017,100
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,547,900 296,000 13,843,900
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 262,900 262,900
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 261,000 261,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,406,000 3,406,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,362,600 153,000 4,515,600
West Wimmera Health Service 0 958,700 958,700
Western District Health Service 2,469,800 295,000 2,764,800
Western Health 40,820,400 1,576,000 42,396,400
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,535,100 134,000 3,669,100
Yarram & District Health Service 0 364,000 364,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 568,100 568,100
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 150,400 150,400
Total 613,398,854 81,967,680 695,366,534

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 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 70,582,207 16,338,504 86,920,711
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,082,683 4,082,683
Alfred Health 474,699,409 39,809,953 514,509,362
Alpine Health 0 7,619,257 7,619,257
Austin Health 389,105,678 33,885,283 422,990,961
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 35,822,673 1,579,000 37,401,673
Ballarat Health Services 154,136,516 22,363,413 176,499,929
Barwon Health 286,563,696 32,297,998 318,861,694
Bass Coast Regional Health 25,319,247 833,000 26,152,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,021,421 3,021,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,702,824 2,702,824
Benalla Health 12,630,654 229,000 12,859,654
Bendigo Health Care Group 154,641,631 30,016,725 184,658,356
Boort District Health 0 1,557,602 1,557,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 13,799,600 487,904 14,287,504
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,539,700 2,539,700
Castlemaine Health 15,835,944 243,000 16,078,944
Central Gippsland Health Service 35,970,600 1,583,000 37,553,600
Cobram District Health 0 4,385,374 4,385,374
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,702,451 3,702,451
Colac Area Health 15,010,100 227,000 15,237,100
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 32,944,881 0 32,944,881
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 29,492,600 359,968 29,852,568
East Grampians Health Service 11,308,800 886,500 12,195,300
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,266,091 8,266,091
Eastern Health 457,234,022 66,078,347 523,312,369
Echuca Regional Health 29,338,408 1,581,000 30,919,408
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,291,634 2,291,634
Gippsland Southern Health Service 12,014,300 263,000 12,277,300
Goulburn Valley Health 97,641,125 17,947,784 115,588,909
Heathcote Health 0 1,673,425 1,673,425
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,591,240 6,591,240
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,365,304 1,365,304
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,801,565 1,801,565
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,301,693 1,301,693
Kerang District Health 0 4,295,400 4,295,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 8,371,763 8,371,763
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,463,471 3,463,471
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,244,600 83,000 9,327,600
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,214,416 6,214,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 106,064,177 25,570,246 131,634,423
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,673,857 1,673,857
Maldon Hospital 0 741,207 741,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,711,254 2,711,254
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,879,359 4,879,359
Maryborough District Health Service 11,323,910 204,000 11,527,910
Melbourne Health 420,861,330 95,716,994 516,578,324
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 189,941,924 20,699,262 210,641,186
Monash Health 802,692,483 87,271,412 889,963,895
Moyne Health Services 0 2,605,458 2,605,458
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,276,552 1,276,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 62,344,850 2,156,500 64,501,350
Northern Health 261,380,592 7,607,808 268,988,400
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,817,349 5,817,349
Omeo District Health 0 1,134,666 1,134,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,991,955 3,991,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,900,788 1,900,788
Peninsula Health 271,852,303 28,511,348 300,363,651
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 82,871,500 2,584,540 85,456,040
Portland District Health 16,506,560 133,000 16,639,560
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 63,829,218 9,357,674 73,186,892
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,114,987 4,114,987
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,593,218 3,593,218
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,902,667 5,902,667
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,677,756 8,677,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,787,612 3,787,612
South West Healthcare 73,626,357 12,616,524 86,242,881
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 266,457,400 39,087,318 305,544,718
Stawell Regional Health 9,669,714 289,000 9,958,714
Swan Hill District Health 22,978,107 608,000 23,586,107
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,136,917 2,136,917
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,696,150 3,696,150
The Royal Children's Hospital 269,244,231 18,017,000 287,261,231
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 58,480,010 1,252,000 59,732,010
The Royal Women's Hospital 137,531,087 3,086,732 140,617,819
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,718,137 2,718,137
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,586,830 2,586,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 33,944,852 33,944,852
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 45,787,848 1,520,000 47,307,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,655,389 9,655,389
Western District Health Service 24,592,720 2,916,000 27,508,720
Western Health 406,823,880 14,572,488 421,396,368
Wimmera Health Care Group 36,298,707 1,335,000 37,633,707
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,591,550 3,591,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,711,542 5,711,542
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,564,906 1,564,906
Total 6,004,495,599 835,868,497 6,840,364,096

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, February 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 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 11,917 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 100,779 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 97,909 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 8,526 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 32,473 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 61,619 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 4,729 7,093
Benalla Health 334 2,675 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 32,722 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 3,401 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 3,089 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 7,531 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 3,226 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 6,104 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 4,935 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 2,196 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 104,256 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 6,096 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 2,206 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 20,196 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 1,977 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 23,202 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 2,043 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 78,521 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 39,977 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 182,403 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 13,157 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 62,228 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 61,952 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 13,626 20,440
Portland District Health 357 2,855 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 13,856 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 14,446 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 56,236 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 2,132 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 5,326 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 52,087 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 12,173 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 30,184 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 9,011 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 4,922 7,383
Western Health 11,285 90,278 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 7,723 11,584
Total 162,112 1,296,898 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.