Victorian report, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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, January 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 January 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
323,486,522 323,486,522 323,486,522
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
372,818,162 323,486,522 41,563,444 7,768,196 372,818,162
VIC
funding
472,002,778 471,905,287 97,491 0 472,002,778
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 844,820,940 795,391,809 41,563,444 7,865,687 0 844,820,940

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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
2,362,617,803 2,362,617,803 2,362,617,803
Commonwealth
Block funding
290,944,109 290,944,109 290,944,109
Commonwealth
Other funding
54,377,374 54,377,374 54,377,374
Total C'wealth
funding
2,707,939,287 2,362,617,803 290,944,109 54,377,374 2,707,939,287
VIC
funding
3,080,444,719 3,079,547,426 897,294 0 3,080,444,720
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 5,788,384,006 5,442,165,229 290,944,109 55,274,668 0 5,788,384,006

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, January 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 January 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 68,602,433 68,602,433
Total 110,165,877 107,523,203 2,642,674 110,165,877

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 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 January 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 290,944,109 290,944,109
State/territory Block funding 484,429,747 484,429,746
Total 775,373,856 760,201,842 15,172,013 775,373,855

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, January 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 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) 795,391,809 795,391,809 5,442,398,027 5,442,165,229
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 110,165,877 110,165,877 775,373,856 775,373,855
Other
Public health funding 7,768,196 7,768,196 54,377,374 54,377,374
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 97,491 97,491 664,496 664,496
Total Other (Pool) 7,865,687 7,865,687 55,041,870 55,274,668
Grand Total 913,423,373 913,423,373 6,272,813,752 6,272,813,752

*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, January 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 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 8,913,000 2,007,000 10,920,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 513,000 513,000
Alfred Health 63,187,000 5,103,135 68,290,135
Alpine Health 0 985,000 985,000
Austin Health 51,482,000 4,239,003 55,721,003
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,517,000 198,000 4,715,000
Ballarat Health Services 21,635,000 2,838,331 24,473,331
Barwon Health 39,347,000 4,195,010 43,542,010
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,010,000 105,000 3,115,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 402,000 402,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 366,000 366,000
Benalla Health 1,651,000 30,000 1,681,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,646,000 3,890,154 23,536,154
Boort District Health 0 203,000 203,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,535,000 80,000 1,615,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 325,000 325,000
Castlemaine Health 1,854,000 32,000 1,886,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,604,000 199,000 4,803,000
Cobram District Health 0 549,000 549,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 473,000 473,000
Colac Area Health 1,877,000 28,000 1,905,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,028,000 0 4,028,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,498,000 75,968 3,573,968
East Grampians Health Service 1,475,000 205,500 1,680,500
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,059,000 1,059,000
Eastern Health 58,910,640 8,013,463 66,924,103
Echuca Regional Health 3,626,000 200,000 3,826,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 302,000 302,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,518,000 32,000 1,550,000
Goulburn Valley Health 14,056,536 2,221,000 16,277,536
Heathcote Health 0 226,000 226,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 790,000 790,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 184,000 184,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 242,000 242,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 169,000 169,000
Kerang District Health 0 551,000 551,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,045,000 1,045,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 466,000 466,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,177,000 10,000 1,187,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 785,000 785,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,407,000 3,287,744 16,694,744
Lorne Community Hospital 0 217,000 217,000
Maldon Hospital 0 93,000 93,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 373,000 373,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 619,000 619,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,447,000 27,000 1,474,000
Melbourne Health 52,803,000 11,755,000 64,558,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 24,494,219 2,422,984 26,917,203
Monash Health 110,012,933 11,005,456 121,018,389
Moyne Health Services 0 345,000 345,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 158,000 158,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,692,000 360,500 8,052,500
Northern Health 34,656,592 1,176,808 35,833,400
Numurkah District Health Service 0 756,000 756,000
Omeo District Health 0 146,000 146,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 526,000 526,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 240,000 240,000
Peninsula Health 34,768,000 3,518,000 38,286,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,442,000 646,540 11,088,540
Portland District Health 1,982,000 17,000 1,999,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 8,204,988 1,159,000 9,363,988
Robinvale District Health Services 0 539,000 539,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 471,000 471,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 778,000 778,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,067,000 1,067,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 472,000 472,000
South West Healthcare 9,243,000 1,561,000 10,804,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 37,218,000 5,132,684 42,350,684
Stawell Regional Health 1,213,000 38,000 1,251,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,873,000 76,000 2,949,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 250,000 250,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 509,968 509,968
The Royal Children's Hospital 34,186,000 2,296,000 36,482,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,371,000 162,000 7,533,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 16,966,000 381,000 17,347,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 338,000 338,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 359,000 359,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,257,000 4,257,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,508,400 193,000 6,701,400
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,283,000 1,283,000
Western District Health Service 3,181,000 369,000 3,550,000
Western Health 53,113,480 2,315,488 55,428,968
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,514,000 167,000 4,681,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 497,000 497,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 752,000 752,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 193,000 193,000
Total 787,843,788 106,643,736 894,487,524

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 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 63,473,907 14,723,504 78,197,411
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,677,783 3,677,783
Alfred Health 427,837,209 35,838,953 463,676,162
Alpine Health 0 6,861,057 6,861,057
Austin Health 347,564,178 30,539,283 378,103,461
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 32,294,573 1,419,000 33,713,573
Ballarat Health Services 138,842,319 20,048,413 158,890,732
Barwon Health 257,903,296 29,064,998 286,968,294
Bass Coast Regional Health 21,447,247 748,000 22,195,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,725,421 2,725,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,422,824 2,422,824
Benalla Health 11,331,254 207,000 11,538,254
Bendigo Health Care Group 139,041,831 26,955,725 165,997,556
Boort District Health 0 1,406,602 1,406,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,546,000 569,000 13,115,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,296,700 2,296,700
Castlemaine Health 13,529,544 219,000 13,748,544
Central Gippsland Health Service 32,398,000 1,422,000 33,820,000
Cobram District Health 0 3,950,174 3,950,174
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,348,451 3,348,451
Colac Area Health 13,516,000 203,000 13,719,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 29,056,799 0 29,056,799
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 26,221,000 326,968 26,547,968
East Grampians Health Service 10,182,000 807,500 10,989,500
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,462,091 7,462,091
Eastern Health 411,334,622 59,683,671 471,018,293
Echuca Regional Health 26,463,808 1,420,000 27,883,808
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,068,134 2,068,134
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,827,000 235,000 11,062,000
Goulburn Valley Health 87,948,225 16,144,784 104,093,009
Heathcote Health 0 1,506,725 1,506,725
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,160,940 6,160,940
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,235,904 1,235,904
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,630,265 1,630,265
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,166,193 1,166,193
Kerang District Health 0 3,879,400 3,879,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,568,663 7,568,663
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,111,971 3,111,971
Kyabram & District Health Services 8,324,000 74,000 8,398,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,603,416 5,603,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 95,410,477 22,963,246 118,373,723
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,501,257 1,501,257
Maldon Hospital 0 670,207 670,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,422,354 2,422,354
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,410,359 4,410,359
Maryborough District Health Service 10,197,210 184,000 10,381,210
Melbourne Health 376,980,330 86,371,994 463,352,324
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 171,551,524 18,797,262 190,348,786
Monash Health 718,190,483 79,053,412 797,243,895
Moyne Health Services 0 2,349,158 2,349,158
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,154,552 1,154,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 56,233,350 1,946,500 58,179,850
Northern Health 234,999,592 6,861,808 241,861,400
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,235,649 5,235,649
Omeo District Health 0 1,026,666 1,026,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,604,955 3,604,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,687,688 1,687,688
Peninsula Health 244,224,003 25,725,348 269,949,351
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 73,530,500 2,366,540 75,897,040
Portland District Health 14,789,760 119,000 14,908,760
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 57,611,518 8,431,674 66,043,192
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,675,287 3,675,287
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,231,918 3,231,918
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,315,967 5,315,967
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 7,841,756 7,841,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,428,312 3,428,312
South West Healthcare 66,225,982 11,366,524 77,592,506
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 239,919,000 35,212,318 275,131,318
Stawell Regional Health 8,727,914 260,000 8,987,914
Swan Hill District Health 20,702,007 546,000 21,248,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,960,717 1,960,717
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,344,550 3,344,550
The Royal Children's Hospital 240,668,931 16,198,000 256,866,931
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 52,589,910 1,125,000 53,714,910
The Royal Women's Hospital 123,983,187 2,790,732 126,773,919
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,455,237 2,455,237
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,325,830 2,325,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 30,538,852 30,538,852
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 41,425,248 1,367,000 42,792,248
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,696,689 8,696,689
Western District Health Service 22,122,920 2,621,000 24,743,920
Western Health 366,003,480 12,996,488 378,999,968
Wimmera Health Care Group 32,763,607 1,201,000 33,964,607
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,227,550 3,227,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,143,442 5,143,442
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,414,506 1,414,506
Total 5,390,933,745 753,900,817 6,144,834,562

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, January 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 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 10,427 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 88,182 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 85,670 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 7,460 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 28,414 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 53,916 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 4,138 7,093
Benalla Health 334 2,340 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 28,632 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 2,976 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 2,703 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 6,590 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 2,823 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 5,341 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 4,318 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 1,921 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 91,224 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 5,334 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 1,930 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 17,671 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 1,730 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 20,302 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 1,788 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 68,705 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 34,980 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 159,603 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 11,512 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 54,449 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 54,208 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 11,923 20,440
Portland District Health 357 2,498 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 12,124 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 12,640 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 49,207 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 1,865 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 4,660 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 45,576 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 10,651 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 26,411 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 7,884 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 4,307 7,383
Western Health 11,285 78,993 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 6,757 11,584
Total 162,112 1,134,786 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.