Victorian report, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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, March 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 March 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
7,774,523 7,774,523 7,774,523
Total C'wealth
funding
372,940,656 323,602,689 41,563,444 7,774,523 372,940,656
VIC
funding
283,832,618 283,721,141 111,477 0 283,832,618
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 656,773,274 607,323,829 41,563,444 7,886,000 0 656,773,274

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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
3,009,823,181 3,009,823,181 3,009,823,181
Commonwealth
Block funding
374,070,998 374,070,998 374,070,998
Commonwealth
Other funding
69,920,093 69,920,093 69,920,093
Total C'wealth
funding
3,453,814,272 3,009,823,181 374,070,998 69,920,093 3,453,814,272
VIC
funding
3,659,718,447 3,658,677,250 1,041,198 0 3,659,718,447
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 7,113,532,719 6,668,500,431 374,070,998 70,961,291 0 7,113,532,719

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, March 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 March 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 44,913,608 44,913,608
Total 86,477,052 84,358,479 2,118,573 86,477,052

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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 374,070,998 374,070,998
State/territory Block funding 574,753,081 574,753,080
Total 948,824,078 927,190,192 21,633,886 948,824,078

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, March 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 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) 607,323,829 607,323,829 6,668,733,228 6,668,500,431
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 86,477,052 86,477,052 948,824,078 948,824,078
Other
Public health funding 7,774,523 7,774,523 69,920,093 69,920,093
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 111,477 111,477 808,400 808,400
Total Other (Pool) 7,886,000 7,886,000 70,728,493 70,961,291
Grand Total 701,686,882 701,686,882 7,688,285,800 7,688,285,800

*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, March 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 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 7,059,000 1,671,077 8,730,077
Alexandra District Hospital 0 424,000 424,000
Alfred Health 54,505,000 4,271,038 58,776,038
Alpine Health 0 753,000 753,000
Austin Health 38,949,463 3,880,317 42,829,780
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,635,000 161,000 3,796,000
Ballarat Health Services 15,040,000 2,283,870 17,323,870
Barwon Health 28,545,021 3,300,762 31,845,783
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,344,000 84,000 2,428,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 296,000 296,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 268,000 268,000
Benalla Health 1,310,000 24,000 1,334,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 15,613,000 3,020,673 18,633,673
Boort District Health 0 151,000 151,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,247,000 -33,000 1,214,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 241,000 241,000
Castlemaine Health 1,189,000 24,000 1,213,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,550,000 160,000 3,710,000
Cobram District Health 0 423,000 423,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 436,000 436,000
Colac Area Health 1,459,000 22,000 1,481,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,224,000 0 3,224,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,881,000 79,873 2,960,873
East Grampians Health Service 1,121,000 79,000 1,200,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 806,000 806,000
Eastern Health 45,723,000 6,113,150 51,836,150
Echuca Regional Health 2,832,000 158,000 2,990,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 224,000 224,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,285,000 26,000 1,311,000
Goulburn Valley Health 9,599,000 1,810,000 11,409,000
Heathcote Health 0 166,000 166,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 465,000 465,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 125,000 125,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 175,000 175,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 124,000 124,000
Kerang District Health 0 416,000 416,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 804,000 804,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 348,000 348,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 908,000 8,000 916,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 607,000 607,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 10,620,000 2,561,000 13,181,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 165,000 165,000
Maldon Hospital 0 186,000 186,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 266,000 266,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 465,000 465,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,113,000 20,000 1,133,000
Melbourne Health 39,684,000 9,413,115 49,097,115
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 18,325,000 1,902,000 20,227,000
Monash Health 77,955,410 8,254,000 86,209,410
Moyne Health Services 0 249,000 249,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 119,000 119,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,056,000 208,000 6,264,000
Northern Health 26,151,000 819,129 26,970,129
Numurkah District Health Service 0 576,000 576,000
Omeo District Health 0 109,000 109,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 387,000 387,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 196,000 196,000
Peninsula Health 32,837,000 2,977,662 35,814,662
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,359,000 486,833 8,845,833
Portland District Health 1,905,000 13,000 1,918,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,185,000 929,000 7,114,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 402,000 402,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 442,000 442,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 686,000 686,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 825,000 825,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 359,000 359,000
South West Healthcare 7,224,000 1,287,173 8,511,173
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 25,887,024 3,840,000 29,727,024
Stawell Regional Health 940,000 29,000 969,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,231,000 61,000 2,292,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 178,000 178,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 354,000 354,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 24,189,109 1,871,107 26,060,216
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,846,000 126,000 5,972,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,511,000 350,000 13,861,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 261,000 261,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 259,000 259,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,610,854 3,610,854
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,347,000 154,000 4,501,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 941,000 941,000
Western District Health Service 2,446,000 295,000 2,741,000
Western Health 40,519,000 1,396,046 41,915,046
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,488,000 204,000 3,692,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 359,000 359,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 556,000 556,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 151,000 151,000
Total 601,837,027 83,694,679 685,531,706

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 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 77,641,207 18,009,581 95,650,788
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,506,683 4,506,683
Alfred Health 529,204,409 44,080,991 573,285,400
Alpine Health 0 8,372,257 8,372,257
Austin Health 428,055,141 37,765,600 465,820,741
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 39,457,673 1,740,000 41,197,673
Ballarat Health Services 169,176,516 24,647,283 193,823,799
Barwon Health 315,108,717 35,598,760 350,707,477
Bass Coast Regional Health 27,663,247 917,000 28,580,247
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,317,421 3,317,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,970,824 2,970,824
Benalla Health 13,940,654 253,000 14,193,654
Bendigo Health Care Group 170,254,631 33,037,398 203,292,029
Boort District Health 0 1,708,602 1,708,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 15,046,600 454,904 15,501,504
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,780,700 2,780,700
Castlemaine Health 17,024,944 267,000 17,291,944
Central Gippsland Health Service 39,520,600 1,743,000 41,263,600
Cobram District Health 0 4,808,374 4,808,374
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,138,451 4,138,451
Colac Area Health 16,469,100 249,000 16,718,100
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 36,168,881 0 36,168,881
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 32,373,600 439,841 32,813,441
East Grampians Health Service 12,429,800 965,500 13,395,300
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,072,091 9,072,091
Eastern Health 502,957,022 72,191,497 575,148,519
Echuca Regional Health 32,170,408 1,739,000 33,909,408
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,515,634 2,515,634
Gippsland Southern Health Service 13,299,300 289,000 13,588,300
Goulburn Valley Health 107,240,125 19,757,784 126,997,909
Heathcote Health 0 1,839,425 1,839,425
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,056,240 7,056,240
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,490,304 1,490,304
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,976,565 1,976,565
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,425,693 1,425,693
Kerang District Health 0 4,711,400 4,711,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,175,763 9,175,763
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,811,471 3,811,471
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,152,600 91,000 10,243,600
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,821,416 6,821,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 116,684,177 28,131,246 144,815,423
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,838,857 1,838,857
Maldon Hospital 0 927,207 927,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,977,254 2,977,254
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,344,359 5,344,359
Maryborough District Health Service 12,436,910 224,000 12,660,910
Melbourne Health 460,545,330 105,130,109 565,675,439
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 208,266,924 22,601,262 230,868,186
Monash Health 880,647,893 95,525,412 976,173,305
Moyne Health Services 0 2,854,458 2,854,458
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,395,552 1,395,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 68,400,850 2,364,500 70,765,350
Northern Health 287,531,592 8,426,937 295,958,529
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,393,349 6,393,349
Omeo District Health 0 1,243,666 1,243,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,378,955 4,378,955
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,096,788 2,096,788
Peninsula Health 304,689,303 31,489,010 336,178,313
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 91,230,500 3,071,373 94,301,873
Portland District Health 18,411,560 146,000 18,557,560
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 70,014,218 10,286,674 80,300,892
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,516,987 4,516,987
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,035,218 4,035,218
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,588,667 6,588,667
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,502,756 9,502,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,146,612 4,146,612
South West Healthcare 80,850,357 13,903,697 94,754,054
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 292,344,424 42,927,318 335,271,742
Stawell Regional Health 10,609,714 318,000 10,927,714
Swan Hill District Health 25,209,107 669,000 25,878,107
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,314,917 2,314,917
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,050,150 4,050,150
The Royal Children's Hospital 293,433,340 19,888,107 313,321,447
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 64,326,010 1,378,000 65,704,010
The Royal Women's Hospital 151,042,087 3,436,732 154,478,819
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,979,137 2,979,137
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,845,830 2,845,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 37,555,706 37,555,706
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 50,134,848 1,674,000 51,808,848
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,596,389 10,596,389
Western District Health Service 27,038,720 3,211,000 30,249,720
Western Health 447,342,880 15,968,534 463,311,414
Wimmera Health Care Group 39,786,707 1,539,000 41,325,707
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,950,550 3,950,550
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,267,542 6,267,542
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,715,906 1,715,906
Total 6,606,332,626 919,563,176 7,525,895,802

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, March 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 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 13,407 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 113,377 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 110,147 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 9,592 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 36,532 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 69,321 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 5,320 7,093
Benalla Health 334 3,009 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 36,812 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 3,826 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 3,475 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 8,472 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 3,630 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 6,867 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 5,552 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 2,470 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 117,288 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 6,858 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 2,482 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 22,720 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 2,224 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 26,103 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 2,298 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 88,336 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 44,974 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 205,204 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 14,801 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 70,006 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 69,696 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 15,330 20,440
Portland District Health 357 3,212 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 15,588 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 16,251 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 63,266 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 2,398 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 5,992 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 58,597 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 13,695 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 33,957 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 10,137 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 5,537 7,383
Western Health 11,285 101,563 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 8,688 11,584
Total 162,112 1,459,011 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.