Victorian report, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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, June 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 June 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
444,230,784 444,230,784 444,230,784
Commonwealth
Block funding
51,407,944 51,407,944 51,407,944
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,121,014 7,121,014 7,121,014
Total C'wealth
funding
502,759,742 444,230,784 51,407,944 7,121,014 502,759,742
VIC
funding
19,712,587 -64,692,167 75,204,754 9,200,000 19,712,587
Other state/territory funding 44,000,000 0 44,000,000 44,000,000
Total 566,472,329 379,538,617 51,407,944 126,325,768 9,200,000 566,472,329

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Note: The negative amount of $64,692,167 represents an over-deposit withdrawal by Victoria, as Commonwealth payments exceeded the total scheduled payments to Victorian Local Hospital Networks in June 2017. Over-deposits are generally caused by timing differences in funding and payments to Local Hospital Networks.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
4,101,259,341 4,101,259,341 4,101,259,341
Commonwealth
Block funding
528,294,830 528,294,830 528,294,830
Commonwealth
Other funding
92,590,154 92,590,154 92,590,154
Total C'wealth
funding
4,722,144,325 4,101,259,341 528,294,830 92,590,154 4,722,144,325
VIC
funding
4,427,641,026 4,341,980,387 76,460,640 9,200,000 4,427,641,027
Other state/territory funding 44,000,000 0 44,000,000 44,000,000
Total 9,193,785,351 8,443,239,728 528,294,830 213,050,793 9,200,000 9,193,785,351

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, June 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 June 2017.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 51,407,944 51,407,944
State/territory Block funding 7,225,680 7,225,680
Total 58,633,624 57,361,600 1,272,024 58,633,624

See explanatory notes following table 2b.


Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 528,294,830 528,294,830
State/territory Block funding 676,895,228 676,895,228
Total 1,205,190,058 1,173,269,762 31,920,295 1,205,190,057

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, June 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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) 454,712,174 379,538,617 8,518,646,084 8,443,239,728
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 58,633,624 58,633,624 1,205,190,058 1,205,190,057
Other
Public health funding 7,121,014 7,121,014 92,590,154 92,590,154
Overdeposit 0 75,173,558 0 75,406,356
Cross-border 53,200,000 53,200,000 53,200,000 53,200,000
Interest 31,197 31,197 1,054,284 1,054,284
Total Other (Pool) 60,352,211 135,525,768 146,844,438 222,250,793
Grand Total 573,698,009 573,698,009 9,870,680,579 9,870,680,579

*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, June 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 4,283,027 1,024,832 5,307,859
Alexandra District Hospital 0 243,628 243,628
Alfred Health 29,449,397 2,782,879 32,232,276
Alpine Health 0 457,698 457,698
Austin Health 23,850,140 1,436,405 25,286,545
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,551,992 95,009 3,647,001
Ballarat Health Services 10,498,146 1,708,090 12,206,236
Barwon Health 17,252,282 2,210,721 19,463,003
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,468,350 48,761 3,517,111
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 178,353 178,353
Beechworth Health Service 0 162,001 162,001
Benalla Health 753,611 3,637 757,248
Bendigo Health Care Group 9,425,990 1,965,273 11,391,263
Boort District Health 0 116,803 116,803
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 747,489 18,267 765,756
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 146,857 146,857
Castlemaine Health 1,371,002 14,238 1,385,240
Central Gippsland Health Service 2,157,158 169,347 2,326,505
Cobram District Health 0 256,377 256,377
Cohuna District Hospital 0 217,738 217,738
Colac Area Health 889,013 12,999 902,012
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,981,030 0 1,981,030
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 1,671,079 26,290 1,697,369
East Grampians Health Service 682,698 41,768 724,466
East Wimmera Health Service 0 487,880 487,880
Eastern Health 32,858,625 4,344,158 37,202,783
Echuca Regional Health 1,720,766 154,315 1,875,081
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 134,873 134,873
Gippsland Southern Health Service 713,131 14,404 727,535
Goulburn Valley Health 6,177,396 1,125,750 7,303,146
Heathcote Health 0 131,301 131,301
Hepburn Health Service 0 832,563 832,563
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 75,511 75,511
Heywood Rural Health 0 123,240 123,240
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 75,467 75,467
Kerang District Health 0 250,126 250,126
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 488,898 488,898
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 211,624 211,624
Kyabram & District Health Services 550,144 1,856 552,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 766,880 766,880
Latrobe Regional Hospital 6,448,894 1,612,982 8,061,876
Lorne Community Hospital 0 99,412 99,412
Maldon Hospital 0 48,490 48,490
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 163,237 163,237
Mansfield District Hospital 0 282,462 282,462
Maryborough District Health Service 676,381 58,122 734,503
Melbourne Health 24,474,044 6,302,518 30,776,562
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 12,102,197 1,939,008 14,041,205
Monash Health 48,437,409 5,688,359 54,125,768
Moyne Health Services 0 266,402 266,402
Nathalia District Hospital 0 74,047 74,047
Northeast Health Wangaratta 4,604,960 153,443 4,758,403
Northern Health 15,875,717 647,028 16,522,745
Numurkah District Health Service 0 355,679 355,679
Omeo District Health 0 67,125 67,125
Orbost Regional Health 0 232,646 232,646
Otway Health & Community Services 0 212,520 212,520
Peninsula Health 16,658,292 1,817,267 18,475,559
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 5,076,671 137,478 5,214,149
Portland District Health 1,503,759 8,853 1,512,612
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 3,755,645 580,664 4,336,309
Robinvale District Health Services 0 247,390 247,390
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 219,939 219,939
Rural Northwest Health 0 392,725 392,725
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 575,974 575,974
South Gippsland Hospital 0 218,801 218,801
South West Healthcare 4,386,520 806,565 5,193,085
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 16,027,456 2,899,506 18,926,962
Stawell Regional Health 570,637 15,684 586,321
Swan Hill District Health 1,354,740 36,750 1,391,490
Tallangatta Health Service 0 139,507 139,507
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 215,726 215,726
The Royal Children's Hospital 16,422,884 1,163,567 17,586,451
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 3,551,608 75,947 3,627,555
The Royal Women's Hospital 8,763,908 378,605 9,142,513
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 157,870 157,870
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 159,209 159,209
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 2,070,872 2,070,872
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 2,712,800 119,327 2,832,127
West Wimmera Health Service 0 577,159 577,159
Western District Health Service 1,487,375 194,763 1,682,138
Western Health 25,012,383 2,080,146 27,092,529
Wimmera Health Care Group 2,120,489 130,426 2,250,915
Yarram & District Health Service 0 213,540 213,540
Yarrawonga Health 0 332,599 332,599
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 90,699 90,699
Total 376,077,235 56,817,855 432,895,090

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 99,617,884 22,657,786 122,275,670
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,656,661 5,656,661
Alfred Health 665,956,036 56,234,415 722,190,451
Alpine Health 0 10,529,955 10,529,955
Austin Health 540,352,225 46,631,691 586,983,916
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 50,937,665 2,181,009 53,118,674
Ballarat Health Services 216,424,663 31,654,354 248,079,017
Barwon Health 396,562,307 44,921,481 441,483,788
Bass Coast Regional Health 36,406,597 1,125,729 37,532,326
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 4,127,774 4,127,774
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,734,825 3,734,825
Benalla Health 17,453,265 238,213 17,691,478
Bendigo Health Care Group 214,715,040 41,984,233 256,699,273
Boort District Health 0 2,161,405 2,161,405
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 18,606,089 485,223 19,091,312
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,475,557 3,475,557
Castlemaine Health 22,433,215 358,478 22,791,693
Central Gippsland Health Service 49,677,758 2,394,347 52,072,105
Cobram District Health 0 6,014,451 6,014,451
Cohuna District Hospital 0 5,140,189 5,140,189
Colac Area Health 20,650,113 312,983 20,963,096
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 45,905,662 0 45,905,662
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 41,538,679 691,131 42,229,810
East Grampians Health Service 16,333,906 1,134,114 17,468,020
East Wimmera Health Service 0 11,768,671 11,768,671
Eastern Health 641,791,035 91,351,757 733,142,792
Echuca Regional Health 40,270,174 2,165,680 42,435,854
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,150,507 3,150,507
Gippsland Southern Health Service 16,662,431 362,195 17,024,626
Goulburn Valley Health 136,006,587 24,773,639 160,780,226
Heathcote Health 0 2,341,726 2,341,726
Hepburn Health Service 0 9,381,803 9,381,803
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,845,165 1,845,165
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,486,805 2,486,805
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,777,160 1,777,160
Kerang District Health 0 5,897,526 5,897,526
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 11,510,661 11,510,661
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,858,095 4,858,095
Kyabram & District Health Services 12,741,744 96,808 12,838,552
Kyneton District Health Service 0 8,961,296 8,961,296
Latrobe Regional Hospital 147,148,855 35,411,214 182,560,069
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,290,269 2,290,269
Maldon Hospital 0 1,153,697 1,153,697
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,743,491 3,743,491
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,675,821 6,675,821
Maryborough District Health Service 16,038,136 478,522 16,516,658
Melbourne Health 578,241,958 132,955,151 711,197,109
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 263,214,721 28,841,881 292,056,602
Monash Health 1,111,986,847 119,846,279 1,231,833,126
Moyne Health Services 0 3,682,070 3,682,070
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,737,599 1,737,599
Northeast Health Wangaratta 86,692,810 3,061,623 89,754,433
Northern Health 369,659,589 11,129,826 380,789,415
Numurkah District Health Service 0 8,172,028 8,172,028
Omeo District Health 0 1,552,791 1,552,791
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,474,071 5,474,071
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,891,308 2,891,308
Peninsula Health 386,103,732 39,777,338 425,881,070
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 115,969,571 3,818,748 119,788,319
Portland District Health 24,368,423 200,853 24,569,276
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 87,904,557 12,796,104 100,700,661
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,739,377 5,739,377
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,062,038 5,062,038
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,406,492 8,406,492
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 11,939,730 11,939,730
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,226,413 5,226,413
South West Healthcare 102,175,645 17,566,390 119,742,035
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 372,765,355 54,869,500 427,634,855
Stawell Regional Health 13,289,351 389,084 13,678,435
Swan Hill District Health 31,586,847 853,850 32,440,697
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,872,424 2,872,424
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,062,876 5,062,876
The Royal Children's Hospital 372,201,103 24,634,760 396,835,863
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 81,682,618 1,749,147 83,431,765
The Royal Women's Hospital 192,357,995 4,863,337 197,221,332
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,708,140 3,708,140
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,621,039 3,621,039
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 47,296,578 47,296,578
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 62,627,648 2,318,307 64,945,955
West Wimmera Health Service 0 13,304,548 13,304,548
Western District Health Service 34,035,095 4,072,721 38,107,816
Western Health 563,566,263 20,825,488 584,391,751
Wimmera Health Care Group 49,756,196 2,012,426 51,768,622
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,923,962 4,923,962
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,848,077 7,848,077
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,137,605 2,137,605
Total 8,364,416,390 1,163,570,491 9,527,986,881

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, June 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 2,212 18,598 18,598
Alfred Health 14,346 152,917 152,917
Austin Health 17,861 152,486 152,486
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,399 13,122 13,122
Ballarat Health Services 5,529 50,180 50,180
Barwon Health 10,173 94,899 94,899
Bass Coast Regional Health 787 7,289 7,289
Benalla Health 914 4,592 4,592
Bendigo Health Care Group 7,511 52,504 52,504
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 503 5,179 5,179
Castlemaine Health 697 4,945 4,945
Central Gippsland Health Service 1,259 11,614 11,614
Colac Area Health 696 5,132 5,132
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,739 10,132 10,132
Djerriwarrh Health Services 821 7,606 7,606
East Grampians Health Service 620 3,639 3,639
Eastern Health 18,370 161,722 161,722
Echuca Regional Health 1,020 9,402 9,402
Gippsland Southern Health Service 365 3,398 3,398
Goulburn Valley Health 3,370 31,139 31,139
Kyabram & District Health Services 167 2,885 2,885
Latrobe Regional Hospital 4,392 36,295 36,295
Maryborough District Health Service 357 3,166 3,166
Melbourne Health 12,639 120,605 120,605
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 6,362 61,330 61,330
Monash Health 29,957 280,762 280,762
Northeast Health Wangaratta 2,034 20,124 20,124
Northern Health 9,626 95,189 95,189
Peninsula Health 8,447 93,631 93,631
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,185 20,921 20,921
Portland District Health 353 4,279 4,279
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 2,242 21,294 21,294
South West Healthcare 2,146 22,009 22,009
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 10,947 88,271 88,271
Stawell Regional Health 411 3,342 3,342
Swan Hill District Health 743 8,066 8,066
The Royal Children's Hospital 9,654 81,273 81,273
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 2,811 19,549 19,549
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,446 44,949 44,949
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,651 14,040 14,040
Western District Health Service 969 7,737 7,737
Western Health 13,632 137,764 137,764
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,649 12,268 12,268
Total 217,009 2,000,244 2,000,244

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.