Victorian report, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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
323,602,688 323,602,688 323,602,688
Commonwealth
Block funding
51,407,944 51,407,944 51,407,944
Commonwealth
Other funding
7,774,523 7,774,523 7,774,523
Total C'wealth
funding
382,785,155 323,602,688 51,407,944 7,774,523 382,785,155
VIC
funding
430,057,463 429,986,493 70,970 0 430,057,463
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 812,842,619 753,589,181 51,407,944 7,845,493 0 812,842,619

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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
3,657,028,557 3,657,028,557 3,657,028,557
Commonwealth
Block funding
476,886,886 476,886,886 476,886,886
Commonwealth
Other funding
85,469,140 85,469,140 85,469,140
Total C'wealth
funding
4,219,384,583 3,657,028,557 476,886,886 85,469,140 4,219,384,583
VIC
funding
4,407,928,440 4,406,672,555 1,255,885 0 4,407,928,440
Other state/territory funding 0 0 0 0
Total 8,627,313,022 8,063,701,112 476,886,886 86,725,025 0 8,627,313,023

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, May 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 May 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 58,355,719 58,355,719
Total 109,763,664 105,739,744 4,023,920 109,763,664

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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 476,886,886 476,886,886
State/territory Block funding 669,669,548 669,669,548
Total 1,146,556,434 1,115,908,162 30,648,271 1,146,556,433

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, May 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 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) 753,589,181 753,589,181 8,063,933,909 8,063,701,112
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 109,763,664 109,763,664 1,146,556,434 1,146,556,433
Other
Public health funding 7,774,523 7,774,523 85,469,140 85,469,140
Overdeposit 0 0 0 232,798
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 70,970 70,970 1,023,087 1,023,087
Total Other (Pool) 7,845,493 7,845,493 86,492,227 86,725,025
Grand Total 871,198,338 871,198,338 9,296,982,570 9,296,982,570

*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, May 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during May 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 8,828,000 1,995,373 10,823,373
Alexandra District Hospital 0 502,350 502,350
Alfred Health 58,162,000 5,371,679 63,533,679
Alpine Health 0 943,000 943,000
Austin Health 48,518,000 4,081,820 52,599,820
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,404,000 178,000 4,582,000
Ballarat Health Services 19,194,000 3,081,981 22,275,981
Barwon Health 35,517,000 3,943,000 39,460,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,931,000 75,968 3,006,968
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 334,000 334,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 335,000 335,000
Benalla Health 1,530,000 -41,424 1,488,576
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,344,000 4,074,362 23,418,362
Boort District Health 0 189,000 189,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,565,000 52,857 1,617,857
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 303,000 303,000
Castlemaine Health 1,483,000 52,240 1,535,240
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,444,000 310,000 4,754,000
Cobram District Health 0 523,700 523,700
Cohuna District Hospital 0 421,000 421,000
Colac Area Health 1,828,000 26,984 1,854,984
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,526,751 0 4,526,751
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,443,000 191,000 3,634,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,398,000 48,846 1,446,846
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,004,700 1,004,700
Eastern Health 57,148,000 8,546,102 65,694,102
Echuca Regional Health 3,542,000 71,539 3,613,539
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 278,000 278,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,472,000 28,791 1,500,791
Goulburn Valley Health 12,005,000 2,169,792 14,174,792
Heathcote Health 0 206,000 206,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 571,000 571,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 153,350 153,350
Heywood Rural Health 0 217,000 217,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 154,000 154,000
Kerang District Health 0 521,000 521,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,042,000 1,042,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 488,000 488,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,134,000 -4,048 1,129,952
Kyneton District Health Service 0 763,000 763,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,270,000 3,100,120 16,370,120
Lorne Community Hospital 0 189,000 189,000
Maldon Hospital 0 100,000 100,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 333,000 333,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 585,000 585,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,395,000 176,400 1,571,400
Melbourne Health 50,160,651 12,348,060 62,508,711
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 22,910,000 2,634,072 25,544,072
Monash Health 101,780,000 10,368,082 112,148,082
Moyne Health Services 0 310,210 310,210
Nathalia District Hospital 0 148,000 148,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,567,000 334,680 7,901,680
Northern Health 33,486,000 1,305,861 34,791,861
Numurkah District Health Service 0 844,000 844,000
Omeo District Health 0 136,000 136,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 477,470 477,470
Otway Health & Community Services 0 248,000 248,000
Peninsula Health 34,167,000 3,653,061 37,820,061
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,309,000 402,897 10,711,897
Portland District Health 2,342,000 32,000 2,374,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,737,000 1,092,043 8,829,043
Robinvale District Health Services 0 570,000 570,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 440,881 440,881
Rural Northwest Health 0 788,000 788,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,035,000 1,035,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 500,000 500,000
South West Healthcare 9,030,000 1,499,128 10,529,128
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 34,403,000 5,716,344 40,119,344
Stawell Regional Health 1,172,000 26,400 1,198,400
Swan Hill District Health 2,790,000 87,100 2,877,100
Tallangatta Health Service 0 239,000 239,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 443,000 443,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 33,830,604 1,747,086 35,577,690
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,309,000 168,200 7,477,200
The Royal Women's Hospital 16,890,000 751,000 17,641,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 310,133 310,133
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 359,000 359,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,258,000 4,258,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,435,000 366,980 5,801,980
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,193,000 1,193,000
Western District Health Service 3,059,000 369,958 3,428,958
Western Health 50,658,000 1,364,808 52,022,808
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,358,000 207,000 4,565,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 399,872 399,872
Yarrawonga Health 0 692,936 692,936
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 185,000 185,000
Total 746,475,006 105,739,744 852,214,750

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 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 95,334,857 21,632,954 116,967,811
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,413,033 5,413,033
Alfred Health 636,506,639 53,451,536 689,958,175
Alpine Health 0 10,072,257 10,072,257
Austin Health 516,502,085 45,195,286 561,697,371
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 47,385,673 2,086,000 49,471,673
Ballarat Health Services 205,926,517 29,946,264 235,872,781
Barwon Health 379,310,025 42,710,760 422,020,785
Bass Coast Regional Health 32,938,247 1,076,968 34,015,215
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,949,421 3,949,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,572,824 3,572,824
Benalla Health 16,699,654 234,576 16,934,230
Bendigo Health Care Group 205,289,050 40,018,960 245,308,010
Boort District Health 0 2,044,602 2,044,602
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 17,858,600 471,761 18,330,361
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,328,700 3,328,700
Castlemaine Health 21,062,213 344,240 21,406,453
Central Gippsland Health Service 47,520,600 2,225,000 49,745,600
Cobram District Health 0 5,758,074 5,758,074
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,922,451 4,922,451
Colac Area Health 19,761,100 299,984 20,061,084
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 43,924,632 0 43,924,632
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 39,867,600 664,841 40,532,441
East Grampians Health Service 15,651,208 1,092,346 16,743,554
East Wimmera Health Service 0 11,280,791 11,280,791
Eastern Health 608,932,410 87,007,599 695,940,009
Echuca Regional Health 38,549,408 2,011,365 40,560,773
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,015,634 3,015,634
Gippsland Southern Health Service 15,949,300 347,791 16,297,091
Goulburn Valley Health 129,829,191 23,647,889 153,477,080
Heathcote Health 0 2,210,425 2,210,425
Hepburn Health Service 0 8,549,240 8,549,240
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,769,654 1,769,654
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,363,565 2,363,565
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,701,693 1,701,693
Kerang District Health 0 5,647,400 5,647,400
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 11,021,763 11,021,763
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,646,471 4,646,471
Kyabram & District Health Services 12,191,600 94,952 12,286,552
Kyneton District Health Service 0 8,194,416 8,194,416
Latrobe Regional Hospital 140,699,961 33,798,232 174,498,193
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,190,857 2,190,857
Maldon Hospital 0 1,105,207 1,105,207
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,580,254 3,580,254
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,393,359 6,393,359
Maryborough District Health Service 15,361,755 420,400 15,782,155
Melbourne Health 553,767,914 126,652,633 680,420,547
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 251,112,524 27,142,334 278,254,858
Monash Health 1,063,549,438 114,157,920 1,177,707,358
Moyne Health Services 0 3,415,668 3,415,668
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,663,552 1,663,552
Northeast Health Wangaratta 82,087,850 2,908,180 84,996,030
Northern Health 353,783,872 10,482,798 364,266,670
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,816,349 7,816,349
Omeo District Health 0 1,485,666 1,485,666
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,241,425 5,241,425
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,678,788 2,678,788
Peninsula Health 369,445,440 37,960,071 407,405,511
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 110,892,900 3,681,270 114,574,170
Portland District Health 22,864,664 192,000 23,056,664
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 84,148,912 12,314,717 96,463,629
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,491,987 5,491,987
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,842,099 4,842,099
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,013,767 8,013,767
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 11,363,756 11,363,756
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,007,612 5,007,612
South West Healthcare 97,789,125 16,759,825 114,548,950
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 356,737,899 52,489,662 409,227,561
Stawell Regional Health 12,718,714 373,400 13,092,114
Swan Hill District Health 30,232,107 817,100 31,049,207
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,732,917 2,732,917
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,847,150 4,847,150
The Royal Children's Hospital 355,778,219 23,471,193 379,249,412
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 78,131,010 1,673,200 79,804,210
The Royal Women's Hospital 183,594,087 4,484,732 188,078,819
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,550,270 3,550,270
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,461,830 3,461,830
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 45,225,706 45,225,706
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 59,914,848 2,198,980 62,113,828
West Wimmera Health Service 0 12,727,389 12,727,389
Western District Health Service 32,547,720 3,877,958 36,425,678
Western Health 538,553,880 18,745,342 557,299,222
Wimmera Health Care Group 47,635,707 1,882,000 49,517,707
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,710,422 4,710,422
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,515,478 7,515,478
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,046,906 2,046,906
Total 7,988,339,155 1,107,615,847 9,095,955,002

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, May 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 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 16,386 17,876
Alfred Health 12,597 138,571 151,169
Austin Health 12,239 134,625 146,863
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,066 11,723 12,789
Ballarat Health Services 4,059 44,651 48,710
Barwon Health 7,702 84,726 92,428
Bass Coast Regional Health 591 6,502 7,093
Benalla Health 334 3,678 4,012
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,090 44,993 49,083
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 425 4,676 5,102
Castlemaine Health 386 4,248 4,634
Central Gippsland Health Service 941 10,355 11,296
Colac Area Health 403 4,436 4,840
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 763 8,393 9,156
Djerriwarrh Health Services 617 6,785 7,402
East Grampians Health Service 274 3,019 3,293
Eastern Health 13,032 143,352 156,384
Echuca Regional Health 762 8,382 9,144
Gippsland Southern Health Service 276 3,033 3,309
Goulburn Valley Health 2,524 27,769 30,294
Kyabram & District Health Services 247 2,718 2,965
Latrobe Regional Hospital 2,900 31,903 34,804
Maryborough District Health Service 255 2,809 3,064
Melbourne Health 9,815 107,966 117,781
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 4,997 54,968 59,965
Monash Health 22,800 250,805 273,605
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,645 18,090 19,735
Northern Health 7,778 85,563 93,342
Peninsula Health 7,744 85,184 92,928
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,703 18,736 20,440
Portland District Health 357 3,926 4,283
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,732 19,052 20,784
South West Healthcare 1,806 19,863 21,668
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,029 77,325 84,354
Stawell Regional Health 266 2,931 3,197
Swan Hill District Health 666 7,323 7,989
The Royal Children's Hospital 6,511 71,619 78,130
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,522 16,738 18,259
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,773 41,503 45,276
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,126 12,389 13,516
Western District Health Service 615 6,768 7,383
Western Health 11,285 124,132 135,417
Wimmera Health Care Group 965 10,619 11,584
Total 162,112 1,783,235 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.