Victorian report, February 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 February 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, February 2018

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 February 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, February 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 February 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
356,893,673 356,893,673 356,893,673
Commonwealth
Block funding
45,068,306 45,068,306 45,068,306
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,506,235 8,506,235 8,506,235
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 356,893,673 45,068,306 8,506,235 410,468,213
VIC
funding
304,606,423 300,906,841 2,899,582 800,000 304,606,423
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 719,574,637 657,800,514 45,068,306 15,905,817 800,000 719,574,637

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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
2,857,505,662 2,857,505,662 2,857,505,662
Commonwealth
Block funding
360,546,449 360,546,449 360,546,449
Commonwealth
Other funding
65,693,597 65,693,597 65,693,597
Total C'wealth
funding
3,283,745,708 2,857,505,662 360,546,449 65,693,597 3,283,745,708
VIC
funding
3,678,400,404 3,662,961,658 9,038,745 6,400,000 3,678,400,403
Other state/territory funding 36,000,000 36,000,000 36,000,000
Total 6,998,146,112 6,520,467,320 360,546,449 110,732,342 6,400,000 6,998,146,111

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, February 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 February 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 45,068,306 45,068,306
State/territory Block funding 53,162,997 53,162,997
Total 98,231,304 94,945,677 3,285,627 98,231,304

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 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 February 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 360,546,449 360,546,449
State/territory Block funding 570,096,250 570,096,251
Total 930,642,700 912,029,778 18,612,922 930,642,699

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, February 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 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 * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 660,666,258 657,800,514 6,528,793,459 6,520,467,320
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 98,231,304 98,231,304 930,642,700 930,642,699
Other
Public health funding 8,506,235 8,506,235 65,693,597 65,693,597
Overdeposit 0 2,865,744 0 8,326,138
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 42,400,000 42,400,000
Interest 33,838 33,838 712,607 712,607
Total Other (Pool) 13,840,073 16,705,817 108,806,204 117,132,342
Grand Total 772,737,634 772,737,634 7,568,242,362 7,568,242,361

*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, February 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 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 7,944,475 1,753,000 9,697,475
Alexandra District Hospital 0 420,000 420,000
Alfred Health 49,475,395 4,187,000 53,662,395
Alpine Health 0 789,000 789,000
Austin Health 40,446,997 3,474,000 43,920,997
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,110,000 188,000 4,298,000
Ballarat Health Services 15,979,397 2,524,524 18,503,921
Barwon Health 31,229,164 3,372,000 34,601,164
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,832,000 83,000 2,915,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 296,000 296,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 280,000 280,000
Benalla Health 1,328,000 20,000 1,348,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 18,313,793 3,077,000 21,390,793
Boort District Health 0 162,000 162,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,177,000 54,000 1,231,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 257,000 257,000
Castlemaine Health 1,599,000 23,000 1,622,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,909,000 209,000 4,118,000
Cobram District Health 0 462,000 462,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 369,000 369,000
Colac Area Health 1,650,000 24,000 1,674,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,355,000 0 4,355,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,901,000 42,000 2,943,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,217,000 76,000 1,293,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 822,000 822,000
Eastern Health 52,120,267 6,865,000 58,985,267
Echuca Regional Health 3,366,000 150,000 3,516,000
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 240,000 240,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,322,000 71,000 1,393,000
Goulburn Valley Health 11,090,481 1,860,000 12,950,481
Heathcote Health 0 160,000 160,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 777,000 777,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 252,265 252,265
Heywood Rural Health 0 176,000 176,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 130,000 130,000
Kerang District Health 0 423,000 423,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 888,000 888,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 361,000 361,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 904,000 7,000 911,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 779,000 779,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,392,478 2,720,000 15,112,478
Lorne Community Hospital 0 170,000 170,000
Maldon Hospital 0 101,000 101,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 280,000 280,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 481,000 481,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,274,000 132,000 1,406,000
Melbourne Health 42,972,000 13,031,360 56,003,360
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,069,403 2,190,000 25,259,403
Monash Health 83,729,190 11,637,360 95,366,550
Moyne Health Services 0 265,000 265,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 123,000 123,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,665,000 283,000 6,948,000
Northern Health 28,851,000 820,000 29,671,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 782,809 782,809
Omeo District Health 0 111,000 111,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 404,000 404,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 189,000 189,000
Peninsula Health 28,487,000 2,954,068 31,441,068
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,685,000 217,000 8,902,000
Portland District Health 1,666,000 18,000 1,684,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,198,000 1,028,000 7,226,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 394,000 394,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 381,000 381,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 631,000 631,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 922,000 922,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 381,000 381,000
South West Healthcare 8,290,350 1,431,000 9,721,350
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 32,933,495 4,033,000 36,966,495
Stawell Regional Health 987,000 31,000 1,018,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,594,065 63,000 2,657,065
Tallangatta Health Service 0 184,000 184,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 371,000 371,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 34,247,674 1,897,000 36,144,674
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,771,000 126,000 5,897,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 11,901,000 306,000 12,207,000
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 258,000 258,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 274,000 274,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,476,155 4,476,155
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,829,000 191,000 5,020,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 982,000 982,000
Western District Health Service 2,593,000 279,000 2,872,000
Western Health 41,757,000 1,290,636 43,047,636
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,864,600 137,000 4,001,600
Yarram & District Health Service 0 378,000 378,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 592,000 592,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 166,000 166,000
Total 651,027,224 94,215,177 745,242,401

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 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 76,925,873 17,459,920 94,385,793
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,420,314 4,420,314
Alfred Health 497,864,105 42,553,564 540,417,669
Alpine Health 0 7,977,973 7,977,973
Austin Health 410,191,310 35,552,791 445,744,101
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 40,962,091 1,819,795 42,781,886
Ballarat Health Services 163,454,378 24,456,171 187,910,549
Barwon Health 308,518,154 33,852,259 342,370,413
Bass Coast Regional Health 28,910,390 909,795 29,820,185
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,026,518 3,026,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,908,462 2,908,462
Benalla Health 13,171,849 184,800 13,356,649
Bendigo Health Care Group 173,561,546 31,529,856 205,091,402
Boort District Health 0 1,677,025 1,677,025
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,664,448 543,700 13,208,148
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,661,468 2,661,468
Castlemaine Health 16,392,287 220,900 16,613,187
Central Gippsland Health Service 38,732,169 1,919,500 40,651,669
Cobram District Health 0 4,831,375 4,831,375
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,921,522 3,921,522
Colac Area Health 16,989,264 239,500 17,228,764
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 38,144,718 0 38,144,718
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 30,599,259 427,200 31,026,459
East Grampians Health Service 12,110,853 845,200 12,956,053
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,428,009 8,428,009
Eastern Health 492,400,809 71,915,634 564,316,443
Echuca Regional Health 34,119,426 1,558,900 35,678,326
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,596,450 2,596,450
Gippsland Southern Health Service 13,044,300 328,700 13,373,000
Goulburn Valley Health 108,904,283 19,199,763 128,104,046
Heathcote Health 0 1,803,713 1,803,713
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,578,105 6,578,105
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,623,540 1,623,540
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,872,285 1,872,285
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,398,215 1,398,215
Kerang District Health 0 4,504,977 4,504,977
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,313,427 9,313,427
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,653,538 3,653,538
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,929,711 71,100 10,000,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,300,721 7,300,721
Latrobe Regional Hospital 123,228,372 26,860,594 150,088,966
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,768,830 1,768,830
Maldon Hospital 0 1,143,418 1,143,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,902,200 2,902,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,194,178 5,194,178
Maryborough District Health Service 12,809,519 430,400 13,239,919
Melbourne Health 454,579,015 107,717,963 562,296,978
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 210,165,820 23,480,629 233,646,449
Monash Health 850,709,087 95,972,163 946,681,250
Moyne Health Services 0 2,751,358 2,751,358
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,373,684 1,373,684
Northeast Health Wangaratta 66,613,210 2,280,700 68,893,910
Northern Health 299,677,278 7,994,100 307,671,378
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,516,618 6,516,618
Omeo District Health 0 1,180,066 1,180,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,166,746 4,166,746
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,954,121 1,954,121
Peninsula Health 291,567,862 30,136,864 321,704,726
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 89,201,976 2,257,000 91,458,976
Portland District Health 19,708,083 251,700 19,959,783
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 63,890,873 10,587,108 74,477,981
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,166,747 4,166,747
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,042,168 4,042,168
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,462,114 6,462,114
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,761,885 8,761,885
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,956,462 3,956,462
South West Healthcare 79,058,138 14,637,643 93,695,781
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 292,596,331 40,502,318 333,098,649
Stawell Regional Health 10,000,090 303,400 10,303,490
Swan Hill District Health 23,792,864 636,400 24,429,264
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,288,317 2,288,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,828,209 3,828,209
The Royal Children's Hospital 294,912,141 18,847,695 313,759,836
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 60,194,600 1,263,200 61,457,800
The Royal Women's Hospital 140,986,001 3,551,700 144,537,701
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,676,319 2,676,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 2,869,738 2,869,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 39,415,155 39,415,155
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 49,206,338 1,770,700 50,977,038
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,190,241 10,190,241
Western District Health Service 27,073,793 2,769,900 29,843,693
Western Health 423,074,392 15,364,995 438,439,387
Wimmera Health Care Group 38,084,095 1,364,300 39,448,395
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,707,002 3,707,002
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,374,924 6,374,924
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,755,345 1,755,345
Total 6,458,721,101 904,518,402 7,363,239,503

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, February 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 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 2017-18
Albury Wodonga Health 1,617 12,970 19,488
Alfred Health 13,418 106,968 160,112
Austin Health 13,588 106,428 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 9,447 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 35,977 52,386
Barwon Health 9,485 69,749 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 5,611 7,618
Benalla Health 201 2,607 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 38,343 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 2,745 5,331
Castlemaine Health 402 3,344 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 7,919 12,153
Colac Area Health 298 3,122 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 4,751 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 4,977 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 249 2,330 3,802
Eastern Health 13,883 112,117 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 908 6,823 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,296 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 22,042 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 1,905 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 26,501 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 277 2,208 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,944 85,318 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 42,744 63,974
Monash Health 24,020 194,441 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 14,009 21,038
Northern Health 9,704 70,566 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,569 66,528 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 20,803 21,768
Portland District Health 354 2,920 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 14,411 22,299
South West Healthcare 2,200 16,182 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 62,138 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 951 4,297 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 8,912 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 51,753 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 14,250 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 26,047 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 10,365 14,689
Western District Health Service 1,256 7,131 8,070
Western Health 12,339 97,035 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 8,327 12,827
Total 179,836 1,409,357 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.