Victorian report, August 2018

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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 August 2018 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, August 2018

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2018-19.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for August 2018 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, August 2018

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 August 2018.

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
378,989,717 378,989,717 378,989,717
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 0 49,365,060
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,793,871 8,793,871 8,793,871
Total C'wealth
funding
437,148,647 378,989,717 49,365,060 8,793,871 437,148,647
VIC
funding
368,513,145 366,622,852 362,294 1,600,000 368,585,145
Other state/territory funding 8,050,000 8,050,000 8,050,000
Total 813,711,793 745,612,569 49,365,060 17,206,165 1,600,000 813,783,793

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, August 2018

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 August 2018.

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
757,979,434 757,979,434 757,979,434
Commonwealth
Block funding
98,730,119 98,730,119 98,730,119
Commonwealth
Other funding
17,587,742 17,587,742 17,587,742
Total C'wealth
funding
874,297,295 757,979,434 98,730,119 17,587,742 874,297,295
VIC
funding
1,458,311,104 1,456,240,486 470,617 1,600,000 1,458,311,104
Other state/territory funding 8,050,000 8,050,000 8,050,000
Total 2,340,658,398 2,214,219,920 98,730,119 26,108,359 1,600,000 2,340,658,398

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, August 2018

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 August 2018.

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 49,365,060 49,365,060
State/territory Block funding 55,077,616 55,077,616
Total 104,442,675 102,704,297 1,738,378 104,442,675

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, August 2018

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 August 2018.

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 98,730,119 98,730,119
State/territory Block funding 210,732,796 210,732,796
Total 309,462,915 304,719,920 4,742,995 309,462,915

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, August 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for August 2018. 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 538,223,691 538,223,691 1,597,340,231 1,597,340,231
Admitted mental health 27,675,030 27,675,030 82,796,483 82,796,483
Sub-acute 43,564,260 43,564,260 130,719,751 130,719,751
Emergency department 48,259,360 48,259,360 138,648,291 138,648,291
Non-admitted 87,890,228 87,890,228 264,715,164 264,715,164
Total ABF (Pool) 745,612,569 745,612,569 2,214,219,920 2,214,219,920
Block
Small rural hospitals 18,227,959 18,227,959 57,195,686 57,195,686
Teaching, training & research 20,692,443 20,692,443 67,635,815 67,635,815
Non-admitted mental health 63,953,919 63,953,919 183,064,477 183,064,477
Other non-admitted services 1,568,355 1,568,355 1,566,937 1,566,937
Total Block (SMF) 104,442,675 104,442,675 309,462,915 309,462,915
Other
Public health funding 8,793,871 8,793,871 17,587,742 17,587,742
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 9,650,000 9,650,000 9,650,000 9,650,000
Interest 290,294 362,294 470,617 470,617
Total Other (Pool) 18,734,165 18,806,165 27,708,359 27,708,359
Grand Total 868,789,408 868,861,408 2,551,391,194 2,551,391,194

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, August 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during August 2018.

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 9,900,400 1,976,455 11,876,856
Alexandra District Hospital 0 469,589 469,589
Alfred Health 56,292,335 4,911,844 61,204,179
Alpine Health 0 832,221 832,221
Austin Health 45,863,920 3,864,947 49,728,867
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,830,787 187,486 5,018,273
Ballarat Health Services 18,531,105 2,908,035 21,439,140
Barwon Health 37,139,887 3,822,680 40,962,566
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,952,422 107,041 4,059,463
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 343,135 343,135
Beechworth Health Service 0 343,826 343,826
Benalla Health 1,381,769 19,999 1,401,768
Bendigo Health Care Group 21,395,370 3,665,573 25,060,944
Boort District Health 0 177,926 177,926
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,409,675 51,819 1,461,494
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 280,862 280,862
Castlemaine Health 1,701,441 24,033 1,725,474
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,321,708 179,534 4,501,243
Cobram District Health 0 544,937 544,937
Cohuna District Hospital 0 441,992 441,992
Colac Area Health 1,815,427 23,854 1,839,280
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,781,632 0 3,781,632
Corryong Health 0 300,361 300,361
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,174,771 38,574 3,213,345
East Grampians Health Service 1,353,659 82,840 1,436,499
East Wimmera Health Service 0 917,323 917,323
Eastern Health 55,059,511 8,181,899 63,241,410
Echuca Regional Health 4,220,567 178,367 4,398,933
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 263,322 263,322
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,503,128 39,813 1,542,941
Goulburn Valley Health 12,408,388 2,224,495 14,632,883
Heathcote Health 0 214,284 214,284
Hepburn Health Service 0 685,256 685,256
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 172,684 172,684
Heywood Rural Health 0 196,457 196,457
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 159,195 159,195
Kerang District Health 0 463,525 463,525
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,021,085 1,021,085
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 385,764 385,764
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,074,295 7,316 1,081,611
Kyneton District Health Service 0 748,963 748,963
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,967,364 3,011,510 15,978,874
Lorne Community Hospital 0 184,273 184,273
Maldon Hospital 0 125,480 125,480
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 310,053 310,053
Mansfield District Hospital 0 520,934 520,934
Maryborough District Health Service 1,461,329 35,442 1,496,772
Melbourne Health 50,301,516 12,462,561 62,764,077
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 26,764,203 2,899,203 29,663,407
Monash Health 96,804,864 10,923,476 107,728,341
Moyne Health Services 0 326,422 326,422
Nathalia District Hospital 0 152,178 152,178
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,069,855 248,706 8,318,560
Northern Health 37,019,967 803,236 37,823,203
Numurkah District Health Service 0 672,585 672,585
Omeo District Health 0 132,937 132,937
Orbost Regional Health 0 437,866 437,866
Otway Health & Community Services 0 220,047 220,047
Peninsula Health 33,725,140 3,530,403 37,255,544
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,598,091 240,520 10,838,611
Portland District Health 1,793,715 21,328 1,815,043
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,297,546 1,263,218 8,560,763
Robinvale District Health Services 0 436,074 436,074
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 433,572 433,572
Rural Northwest Health 0 669,407 669,407
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 902,046 902,046
South Gippsland Hospital 0 411,797 411,797
South West Healthcare 9,028,126 1,638,931 10,667,057
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 32,688,155 4,567,753 37,255,908
Stawell Regional Health 1,066,940 34,342 1,101,282
Swan Hill District Health 2,856,027 63,626 2,919,653
Tallangatta Health Service 0 356,478 356,478
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 395,729 395,729
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,589,601 1,958,339 34,547,939
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,810,455 131,598 6,942,053
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,436,840 326,062 14,762,902
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 279,550 279,550
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,799,445 4,799,445
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,442,619 186,307 5,628,926
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,079,273 1,079,273
Western District Health Service 2,892,348 286,475 3,178,822
Western Health 48,548,491 1,476,234 50,024,724
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,143,061 160,106 4,303,167
Yarram & District Health Service 0 389,238 389,238
Yarrawonga Health 0 681,725 681,725
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 180,301 180,301
Total 738,418,447 101,826,098 840,244,545

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, August 2018

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at August 2018.

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 27,355,490 5,915,268 33,270,759
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,454,722 1,454,722
Alfred Health 168,020,532 14,231,846 182,252,378
Alpine Health 0 2,577,347 2,577,347
Austin Health 138,516,174 11,544,161 150,060,335
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 13,800,497 581,077 14,381,574
Ballarat Health Services 55,394,782 8,415,059 63,809,841
Barwon Health 106,646,549 11,219,463 117,866,013
Bass Coast Regional Health 10,106,850 333,840 10,440,690
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,062,942 1,062,942
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,065,231 1,065,231
Benalla Health 4,163,848 62,237 4,226,085
Bendigo Health Care Group 60,170,246 11,025,361 71,195,607
Boort District Health 0 551,361 551,361
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 4,366,601 164,329 4,530,930
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 870,457 870,457
Castlemaine Health 5,270,004 74,486 5,344,490
Central Gippsland Health Service 13,133,576 562,547 13,696,122
Cobram District Health 0 1,688,180 1,688,180
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,368,854 1,368,854
Colac Area Health 5,458,700 74,262 5,532,962
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 11,713,528 0 11,713,528
Corryong Health 0 930,350 930,350
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 9,574,647 122,890 9,697,537
East Grampians Health Service 4,065,927 257,114 4,323,041
East Wimmera Health Service 0 2,834,253 2,834,253
Eastern Health 164,058,305 23,680,739 187,739,045
Echuca Regional Health 11,645,313 555,105 12,200,417
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 815,245 815,245
Gippsland Southern Health Service 4,390,958 123,463 4,514,421
Goulburn Valley Health 36,454,384 6,525,066 42,979,449
Heathcote Health 0 664,285 664,285
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,123,236 2,123,236
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 515,129 515,129
Heywood Rural Health 0 607,140 607,140
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 491,210 491,210
Kerang District Health 0 1,435,495 1,435,495
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 3,163,018 3,163,018
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,194,513 1,194,513
Kyabram & District Health Services 3,327,943 22,820 3,350,763
Kyneton District Health Service 0 2,320,023 2,320,023
Latrobe Regional Hospital 40,249,060 9,118,546 49,367,606
Lorne Community Hospital 0 570,794 570,794
Maldon Hospital 0 388,262 388,262
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 960,295 960,295
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,613,473 1,613,473
Maryborough District Health Service 4,351,715 109,629 4,461,344
Melbourne Health 147,221,787 35,681,757 182,903,544
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 72,044,922 8,268,393 80,313,315
Monash Health 289,021,001 31,724,802 320,745,802
Moyne Health Services 0 928,184 928,184
Nathalia District Hospital 0 471,322 471,322
Northeast Health Wangaratta 22,791,543 779,836 23,571,379
Northern Health 104,887,592 2,495,531 107,383,124
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,078,453 2,078,453
Omeo District Health 0 410,812 410,812
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,356,261 1,356,261
Otway Health & Community Services 0 680,522 680,522
Peninsula Health 98,738,867 10,090,522 108,829,389
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 30,440,603 747,729 31,188,333
Portland District Health 5,441,989 65,946 5,507,935
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 21,699,582 3,742,756 25,442,338
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,351,224 1,351,224
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,343,327 1,343,327
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,073,654 2,073,654
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 2,794,226 2,794,226
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,276,627 1,276,627
South West Healthcare 26,614,521 4,912,185 31,526,706
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 98,113,345 13,378,226 111,491,571
Stawell Regional Health 3,280,960 106,203 3,387,162
Swan Hill District Health 8,099,829 199,001 8,298,830
Tallangatta Health Service 0 912,490 912,490
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,225,551 1,225,551
The Royal Children's Hospital 97,906,762 6,069,432 103,976,194
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 20,286,419 407,508 20,693,927
The Royal Women's Hospital 63,551,060 1,493,449 65,044,509
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 865,560 865,560
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 14,477,647 14,477,647
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 16,263,852 585,031 16,848,883
West Wimmera Health Service 0 3,328,680 3,328,680
Western District Health Service 8,650,533 891,192 9,541,725
Western Health 143,593,758 4,584,983 148,178,741
Wimmera Health Care Group 12,541,570 505,255 13,046,825
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,206,003 1,206,003
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,111,079 2,111,079
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 558,068 558,068
Total 2,193,426,122 302,164,550 2,495,590,672

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, August 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for August 2018, 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 2018-19
Albury Wodonga Health 1,699 3,398 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 28,096 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 22,558 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 2,420 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 9,534 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 17,596 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 1,592 9,538
Benalla Health 333 666 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 10,704 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 578 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 862 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 1,930 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 820 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 2,248 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 1,414 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 624 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 30,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 1,934 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 550 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 5,750 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 514 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 6,742 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 646 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 23,370 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 11,702 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 50,354 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 3,744 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 20,054 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 17,988 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 4,736 28,421
Portland District Health 497 994 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 3,848 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 4,652 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 15,678 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 528 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 1,334 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 15,088 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 3,394 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 8,008 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 2,720 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 1,374 8,249
Western Health 13,144 26,288 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 2,142 12,835
Total 184,586 369,172 2,215,000

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.