Victorian report, September 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 September 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, September 2017

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2017-18.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for September 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/about/statements-of-priorities (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, September 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 September 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
357,230,284 357,230,284 357,230,284
Commonwealth
Block funding
45,068,306 45,068,306 45,068,306
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,169,623 8,169,623 8,169,623
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 357,230,284 45,068,306 8,169,623 410,468,213
VIC
funding
288,941,588 288,107,509 34,079 800,000 288,941,588
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 0 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 703,909,802 645,337,793 45,068,306 12,703,703 800,000 703,909,802

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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
1,071,690,852 1,071,690,852 1,071,690,852
Commonwealth
Block funding
135,204,918 135,204,918 135,204,918
Commonwealth
Other funding
24,508,870 24,508,870 24,508,870
Total C'wealth
funding
1,231,404,640 1,071,690,852 135,204,918 24,508,870 1,231,404,640
VIC
funding
1,766,577,004 1,763,837,397 339,608 2,400,000 1,766,577,004
Other state/territory funding 13,500,000 0 13,500,000 13,500,000
Total 3,011,481,645 2,835,528,249 135,204,918 38,348,477 2,400,000 3,011,481,644

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, September 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 September 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 45,068,306 45,068,306
State/territory Block funding 44,904,219 44,904,219
Total 89,972,525 88,196,625 1,775,900 89,972,525

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 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 September 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 135,204,918 135,204,918
State/territory Block funding 282,106,555 282,106,555
Total 417,311,474 411,088,972 6,222,501 417,311,474

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, September 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 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) 645,337,793 645,337,793 2,835,528,249 2,835,528,249
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 89,972,525 89,972,525 417,311,474 417,311,474
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 24,508,870 24,508,870
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 15,900,000 15,900,000
Interest 34,079 34,079 339,608 339,608
Total Other (Pool) 13,503,703 13,503,703 40,748,477 40,748,477
Grand Total 748,814,021 748,814,021 3,293,588,200 3,293,588,200

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2017-18 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, September 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 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 7,640,000 1,767,000 9,407,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 422,000 422,000
Alfred Health 49,408,000 4,185,000 53,593,000
Alpine Health 0 772,000 772,000
Austin Health 40,741,000 3,492,125 44,233,125
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,053,000 161,000 4,214,000
Ballarat Health Services 17,356,489 2,350,000 19,706,489
Barwon Health 30,817,000 3,326,000 34,143,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,764,000 84,000 2,848,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 303,000 303,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 286,000 286,000
Benalla Health 1,262,000 17,000 1,279,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 17,428,200 3,130,000 20,558,200
Boort District Health 0 164,000 164,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,347,000 53,000 1,400,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 256,000 256,000
Castlemaine Health 1,607,000 25,000 1,632,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,853,000 171,000 4,024,000
Cobram District Health 0 463,000 463,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 381,000 381,000
Colac Area Health 1,608,000 25,000 1,633,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,696,000 0 3,696,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,856,000 46,000 2,902,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,209,000 76,000 1,285,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 833,000 833,000
Eastern Health 48,586,000 6,850,000 55,436,000
Echuca Regional Health 3,298,000 152,000 3,450,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 243,000 243,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,309,000 26,000 1,335,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,126,000 1,907,000 13,033,000
Heathcote Health 0 180,000 180,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 625,000 625,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 151,000 151,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 177,000 177,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 140,000 140,000
Kerang District Health 0 425,000 425,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 891,000 891,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 358,000 358,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,013,000 7,000 1,020,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 685,000 685,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,368,000 2,656,000 15,024,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 175,000 175,000
Maldon Hospital 0 112,000 112,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 285,000 285,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 484,000 484,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,254,000 33,000 1,287,000
Melbourne Health 43,473,000 10,071,000 53,544,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 20,987,000 2,180,000 23,167,000
Monash Health 84,712,500 8,831,000 93,543,500
Moyne Health Services 0 265,000 265,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 135,000 135,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,616,000 215,000 6,831,000
Northern Health 28,853,000 778,000 29,631,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 606,000 606,000
Omeo District Health 0 122,000 122,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 410,000 410,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 197,000 197,000
Peninsula Health 28,491,000 2,967,000 31,458,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,587,000 229,000 8,816,000
Portland District Health 2,189,104 64,000 2,253,104
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,469,000 1,054,000 7,523,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 416,000 416,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 397,000 397,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 626,000 626,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 841,000 841,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 382,000 382,000
South West Healthcare 7,785,000 1,443,000 9,228,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 29,356,000 4,078,000 33,434,000
Stawell Regional Health 986,000 29,000 1,015,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,309,000 64,000 2,373,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 241,000 241,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 372,000 372,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 30,106,000 1,899,000 32,005,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,980,000 129,000 6,109,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,892,000 311,000 12,203,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 264,000 264,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 277,000 277,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,932,000 3,932,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,736,000 168,000 4,904,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 994,000 994,000
Western District Health Service 2,548,000 299,000 2,847,000
Western Health 42,754,000 1,561,000 44,315,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,723,000 139,000 3,862,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 364,000 364,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 592,000 592,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 168,000 168,000
Total 639,152,293 87,460,125 726,612,418

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 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 33,357,000 7,809,520 41,166,520
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,932,057 1,932,057
Alfred Health 216,756,696 19,345,464 236,102,160
Alpine Health 0 3,499,941 3,499,941
Austin Health 178,674,195 15,971,965 194,646,160
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 17,771,000 706,000 18,477,000
Ballarat Health Services 73,250,529 10,943,352 84,193,881
Barwon Health 135,130,527 15,314,164 150,444,691
Bass Coast Regional Health 12,121,000 364,000 12,485,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,344,321 1,344,321
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,277,898 1,277,898
Benalla Health 5,527,000 76,000 5,603,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 75,501,400 14,143,156 89,644,556
Boort District Health 0 726,671 726,671
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 5,901,000 238,000 6,139,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,155,489 1,155,489
Castlemaine Health 7,036,000 115,000 7,151,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 16,893,000 755,000 17,648,000
Cobram District Health 0 2,095,900 2,095,900
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,802,250 1,802,250
Colac Area Health 7,049,000 102,000 7,151,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 16,599,786 0 16,599,786
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 13,829,000 197,000 14,026,000
East Grampians Health Service 5,297,000 332,000 5,629,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,721,764 3,721,764
Eastern Health 211,889,194 33,869,104 245,758,298
Echuca Regional Health 14,455,000 660,000 15,115,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,092,139 1,092,139
Gippsland Southern Health Service 5,729,000 117,000 5,846,000
Goulburn Valley Health 48,073,536 8,703,668 56,777,204
Heathcote Health 0 806,650 806,650
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,817,301 2,817,301
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 662,592 662,592
Heywood Rural Health 0 788,767 788,767
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 623,405 623,405
Kerang District Health 0 2,022,227 2,022,227
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,314,548 4,314,548
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,586,197 1,586,197
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,438,000 30,000 4,468,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,172,972 3,172,972
Latrobe Regional Hospital 54,085,000 12,056,928 66,141,928
Lorne Community Hospital 0 774,704 774,704
Maldon Hospital 0 494,672 494,672
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,261,807 1,261,807
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,300,473 2,300,473
Maryborough District Health Service 5,504,000 142,000 5,646,000
Melbourne Health 188,987,287 48,313,208 237,300,495
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 92,261,659 11,373,096 103,634,755
Monash Health 370,281,501 44,214,704 414,496,205
Moyne Health Services 0 1,191,969 1,191,969
Nathalia District Hospital 0 597,976 597,976
Northeast Health Wangaratta 28,891,000 939,000 29,830,000
Northern Health 133,494,320 3,409,000 136,903,320
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,686,527 2,686,527
Omeo District Health 0 536,387 536,387
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,881,883 1,881,883
Otway Health & Community Services 0 867,759 867,759
Peninsula Health 126,119,760 13,976,396 140,096,156
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 37,740,676 994,000 38,734,676
Portland District Health 7,718,104 113,000 7,831,104
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 28,380,000 4,851,708 33,231,708
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,845,778 1,845,778
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,767,540 1,767,540
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,847,142 2,847,142
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,946,412 3,946,412
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,835,322 1,835,322
South West Healthcare 34,134,978 6,581,648 40,716,626
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 126,688,536 18,276,320 144,964,856
Stawell Regional Health 4,330,000 125,000 4,455,000
Swan Hill District Health 10,125,000 276,000 10,401,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,062,017 1,062,017
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,716,696 1,716,696
The Royal Children's Hospital 128,512,467 8,312,000 136,824,467
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 26,251,000 564,000 26,815,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 67,428,000 1,678,000 69,106,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,208,118 1,208,118
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,230,545 1,230,545
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 17,245,000 17,245,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 20,767,000 743,000 21,510,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,490,481 4,490,481
Western District Health Service 11,170,000 1,311,000 12,481,000
Western Health 184,065,000 6,584,000 190,649,000
Wimmera Health Care Group 16,331,000 611,000 16,942,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,620,845 1,620,845
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,763,770 2,763,770
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 760,747 760,747
Total 2,808,545,151 407,615,060 3,216,160,211

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, September 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 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 2017-18
Albury Wodonga Health 1,624 4,872 19,488
Alfred Health 13,343 40,028 160,112
Austin Health 13,133 39,398 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,143 3,428 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,366 13,097 52,386
Barwon Health 8,259 24,776 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 635 1,904 7,618
Benalla Health 401 1,203 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,570 13,709 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 444 1,333 5,331
Castlemaine Health 428 1,283 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 1,013 3,038 12,153
Colac Area Health 446 1,337 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 830 2,491 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 1,972 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 317 950 3,802
Eastern Health 14,094 42,282 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 820 2,460 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 294 883 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,712 8,135 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 252 755 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,170 9,510 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 276 827 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,497 31,491 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,331 15,994 63,974
Monash Health 24,476 73,429 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,753 5,260 21,038
Northern Health 8,291 24,872 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,164 24,493 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,814 5,442 21,768
Portland District Health 372 1,115 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,858 5,575 22,299
South West Healthcare 1,916 5,749 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,688 23,065 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 289 866 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 701 2,102 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,069 21,206 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,676 5,027 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,881 11,644 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,224 3,672 14,689
Western District Health Service 673 2,018 8,070
Western Health 12,004 36,011 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,069 3,207 12,827
Total 173,970 521,910 2,087,640

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.