Victorian report, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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, December 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 December 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
328,455,626 328,455,626 328,455,626
Commonwealth
Block funding
52,454,035 52,454,035 0 52,454,035
Commonwealth
Other funding
9,276,978 9,276,978 9,276,978
Total C'wealth
funding
390,186,639 328,455,626 52,454,035 9,276,978 390,186,639
VIC
funding
470,340,124 469,393,941 146,183 800,000 470,340,124
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 864,551,763 797,849,567 52,454,035 13,448,161 800,000 864,551,763

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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
2,122,336,029 2,218,393,406 2,218,393,406
Commonwealth
Block funding
305,457,284 305,457,284 305,457,284
Commonwealth
Other funding
54,212,546 54,212,546 54,212,546
Total C'wealth
funding
2,482,005,860 2,218,393,406 305,457,284 54,212,546 2,578,063,237
VIC
funding
3,128,879,087 3,114,039,627 10,039,460 4,800,000 3,128,879,087
Other state/territory funding 24,150,000 24,150,000 24,150,000
Total 5,635,034,948 5,332,433,034 305,457,284 88,402,007 4,800,000 5,731,092,325

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.

Total ABF receipts of $96.1million were paid into the Victorian pool account in June 2018 in relation to the Commonwealth Treasurer’s Determination for 2015-16 and the six months reconciliation for 2016-17. These funds were cashflowed to LHNs from November 2018.

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, December 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 December 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 52,454,035 52,454,035
State/territory Block funding 51,869,376 51,869,376
Total 104,323,411 101,365,934 2,957,477 104,323,411

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, December 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 December 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 305,457,284 305,457,284
State/territory Block funding 445,059,006 445,059,006
Total 750,516,290 734,709,609 15,806,682 750,516,290

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, December 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for December 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 598,188,123 598,188,123 3,873,073,931 3,873,073,931
Admitted mental health 27,180,679 27,180,679 198,331,656 198,331,656
Sub-acute 38,958,522 38,958,522 308,685,788 308,685,788
Emergency department 50,013,232 50,013,232 335,021,941 335,021,941
Non-admitted 83,509,011 83,509,011 617,319,718 617,319,718
Total ABF (Pool) 797,849,567 797,849,567 5,332,433,034 5,332,433,034
Block
Small rural hospitals 19,006,243 19,006,243 234,813,021 234,813,021
Teaching, training & research 22,540,530 22,540,530 119,027,207 119,027,207
Non-admitted mental health 61,764,728 61,764,728 344,110,189 344,110,189
Other non-admitted services 1,011,910 1,011,910 52,565,872 52,565,872
Total Block (SMF) 104,323,411 104,323,411 750,516,290 750,516,290
Other
Public health funding 9,276,978 9,276,978 54,212,546 54,212,546
Overdeposit 0 0 8,835,144 8,835,144
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 28,950,000 28,950,000
Interest 146,183 146,183 1,204,316 1,204,316
Total Other (Pool) 14,248,161 14,248,161 93,202,007 93,202,007
Grand Total 916,421,139 916,421,139 6,176,151,330 6,176,151,330

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, December 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during December 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 10,646,529 1,839,572 12,486,102
Alexandra District Hospital 0 472,520 472,520
Alfred Health 57,687,169 4,684,836 62,372,005
Alpine Health 0 841,173 841,173
Austin Health 50,202,957 4,259,418 54,462,375
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,769,211 110,909 4,880,121
Ballarat Health Services 24,023,309 2,670,379 26,693,689
Barwon Health 39,747,540 3,686,635 43,434,175
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,440,930 21,555 3,462,485
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 340,931 340,931
Beechworth Health Service 0 345,480 345,480
Benalla Health 1,340,193 29,757 1,369,950
Bendigo Health Care Group 20,188,619 3,653,281 23,841,900
Boort District Health 0 291,328 291,328
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,409,675 55,814 1,465,489
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 280,414 280,414
Castlemaine Health 1,709,622 43,810 1,753,432
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,265,032 169,060 4,434,092
Cobram District Health 0 549,441 549,441
Cohuna District Hospital 0 442,868 442,868
Colac Area Health 2,994,662 24,963 3,019,625
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,816,400 0 3,816,400
Corryong Health 0 305,878 305,878
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 6,185,577 48,587 6,234,164
East Grampians Health Service 1,325,815 79,737 1,405,552
East Wimmera Health Service 0 915,610 915,610
Eastern Health 56,645,100 7,733,571 64,378,671
Echuca Regional Health 4,051,332 182,201 4,233,533
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 264,995 264,995
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,421,163 38,657 1,459,820
Goulburn Valley Health 15,354,306 1,964,377 17,318,683
Heathcote Health 0 210,061 210,061
Hepburn Health Service 0 686,030 686,030
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 166,131 166,131
Heywood Rural Health 0 196,015 196,015
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 159,412 159,412
Kerang District Health 0 463,211 463,211
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,021,460 1,021,460
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 386,567 386,567
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,073,252 5,498 1,078,750
Kyneton District Health Service 0 759,833 759,833
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,606,663 2,815,354 16,422,016
Lorne Community Hospital 0 186,587 186,587
Maldon Hospital 0 125,480 125,480
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 308,395 308,395
Mansfield District Hospital 0 517,800 517,800
Maryborough District Health Service 1,420,053 68,350 1,488,404
Melbourne Health 55,519,635 11,302,317 66,821,952
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 26,148,342 2,771,302 28,919,643
Monash Health 105,761,169 10,285,053 116,046,222
Moyne Health Services 0 301,998 301,998
Nathalia District Hospital 0 152,458 152,458
Northeast Health Wangaratta 9,057,170 224,329 9,281,499
Northern Health 43,168,200 967,949 44,136,149
Numurkah District Health Service 0 681,454 681,454
Omeo District Health 0 246,996 246,996
Orbost Regional Health 0 444,212 444,212
Otway Health & Community Services 0 219,494 219,494
Peninsula Health 34,159,299 3,431,242 37,590,542
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 11,269,415 292,571 11,561,986
Portland District Health 1,771,968 18,984 1,790,952
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,451,620 1,197,643 8,649,263
Robinvale District Health Services 0 435,499 435,499
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 428,727 428,727
Rural Northwest Health 0 670,364 670,364
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 906,726 906,726
South Gippsland Hospital 0 410,067 410,067
South West Healthcare 10,353,187 1,387,573 11,740,760
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 33,098,974 4,568,727 37,667,700
Stawell Regional Health 1,065,325 19,341 1,084,667
Swan Hill District Health 2,570,595 30,080 2,600,675
Tallangatta Health Service 0 309,608 309,608
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 396,280 396,280
The Royal Children's Hospital 32,043,075 2,035,674 34,078,749
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 8,278,982 130,607 8,409,589
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,762,130 223,063 12,985,193
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 279,633 279,633
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,671,411 4,671,411
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,756,272 187,082 5,943,355
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,076,437 1,076,437
Western District Health Service 3,334,936 271,466 3,606,402
Western Health 53,217,961 3,589,169 56,807,130
Wimmera Health Care Group 6,543,700 149,187 6,692,887
Yarram & District Health Service 0 508,779 508,779
Yarrawonga Health 0 682,154 682,154
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 176,988 176,988
Total 790,657,066 100,506,585 891,163,651

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at December 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 67,843,233 13,778,257 81,621,490
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,550,678 3,550,678
Alfred Health 402,858,761 34,322,221 437,180,982
Alpine Health 0 6,263,468 6,263,468
Austin Health 331,919,653 31,861,789 363,781,442
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 33,272,793 1,336,165 34,608,958
Ballarat Health Services 138,418,247 19,338,165 157,756,412
Barwon Health 258,364,748 26,569,621 284,934,369
Bass Coast Regional Health 24,348,226 687,496 25,035,722
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,537,456 2,537,456
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,552,168 2,552,168
Benalla Health 9,892,327 157,087 10,049,414
Bendigo Health Care Group 144,704,492 25,953,454 170,657,946
Boort District Health 0 1,485,979 1,485,979
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 10,383,208 407,119 10,790,327
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,096,874 2,096,874
Castlemaine Health 12,607,199 196,453 12,803,652
Central Gippsland Health Service 31,397,691 1,338,433 32,736,124
Cobram District Health 0 4,077,023 4,077,023
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,379,561 3,379,561
Colac Area Health 15,117,366 176,801 15,294,167
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 28,042,207 0 28,042,207
Corryong Health 0 2,243,337 2,243,337
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 26,243,476 299,400 26,542,876
East Grampians Health Service 9,766,214 606,053 10,372,267
East Wimmera Health Service 0 6,801,460 6,801,460
Eastern Health 394,204,413 57,240,406 451,444,819
Echuca Regional Health 28,078,016 1,323,624 29,401,640
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,965,417 1,965,417
Gippsland Southern Health Service 10,483,069 291,427 10,774,496
Goulburn Valley Health 90,951,023 15,193,198 106,144,222
Heathcote Health 0 1,604,835 1,604,835
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,135,062 5,135,062
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,227,532 1,227,532
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,458,216 1,458,216
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,187,286 1,187,286
Kerang District Health 0 3,570,081 3,570,081
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 7,990,285 7,990,285
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,847,616 2,847,616
Kyabram & District Health Services 7,912,136 52,189 7,964,325
Kyneton District Health Service 0 5,755,097 5,755,097
Latrobe Regional Hospital 97,246,410 21,036,260 118,282,670
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,370,786 1,370,786
Maldon Hospital 0 928,932 928,932
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,288,795 2,288,795
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,040,891 4,040,891
Maryborough District Health Service 10,453,290 293,033 10,746,323
Melbourne Health 358,060,930 84,904,251 442,965,180
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 174,910,483 19,724,425 194,634,909
Monash Health 700,485,911 75,420,033 775,905,943
Moyne Health Services 0 2,239,077 2,239,077
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,128,246 1,128,246
Northeast Health Wangaratta 56,045,291 1,846,381 57,891,672
Northern Health 258,590,202 6,186,326 264,776,528
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,033,571 5,033,571
Omeo District Health 0 1,098,531 1,098,531
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,317,461 3,317,461
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,621,706 1,621,706
Peninsula Health 236,853,088 24,463,581 261,316,669
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 74,861,213 1,836,548 76,697,761
Portland District Health 15,034,504 171,397 15,205,900
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 52,823,713 8,859,840 61,683,553
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,231,917 3,231,917
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,218,081 3,218,081
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,978,952 4,978,952
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 6,953,920 6,953,920
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,192,520 3,192,520
South West Healthcare 65,570,121 11,308,037 76,878,159
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 234,301,564 32,276,396 266,577,959
Stawell Regional Health 7,840,829 237,073 8,077,903
Swan Hill District Health 19,035,759 437,248 19,473,007
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,216,810 2,216,810
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,997,329 2,997,329
The Royal Children's Hospital 232,737,425 15,548,775 248,286,200
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 50,185,576 974,063 51,159,640
The Royal Women's Hospital 118,107,758 2,734,887 120,842,645
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,099,584 2,099,584
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 34,253,959 34,253,959
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 39,227,462 1,410,825 40,638,287
West Wimmera Health Service 0 8,106,421 8,106,421
Western District Health Service 21,333,706 2,048,093 23,381,799
Western Health 349,136,914 13,014,458 362,151,372
Wimmera Health Care Group 32,736,268 1,089,423 33,825,691
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,029,023 3,029,023
Yarrawonga Health 0 5,201,177 5,201,177
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,355,003 1,355,003
Total 5,282,386,915 728,582,830 6,010,969,745

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, December 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for December 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 10,194 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 84,288 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 67,674 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 7,260 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 28,602 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 52,788 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 4,776 9,538
Benalla Health 333 1,998 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 32,112 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 1,734 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 2,586 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 5,790 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 2,460 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 6,744 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 4,242 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 1,872 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 90,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 5,802 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 1,650 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 17,250 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 1,542 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 20,226 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 1,938 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 70,110 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 35,106 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 151,062 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 11,232 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 60,162 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 53,964 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 14,208 28,421
Portland District Health 497 2,982 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 11,544 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 13,956 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 47,034 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 1,584 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 4,002 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 45,264 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 10,182 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 24,024 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 8,160 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 4,122 8,249
Western Health 13,144 78,864 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 6,426 12,835
Total 184,586 1,107,516 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.