Victorian report, January 2019

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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 January 2019 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, January 2019

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 January 2019 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, January 2019

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 January 2019.

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
364,938,805 364,938,805 364,938,805
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 0 49,365,060
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,814,180 8,814,180 8,814,180
Total C'wealth
funding
423,118,045 364,938,805 49,365,060 8,814,180 423,118,045
VIC
funding
523,279,676 522,401,486 0 800,000 523,201,486
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 950,422,721 887,340,292 49,365,060 12,839,180 800,000 950,344,531

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, January 2019

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 January 2019.

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
2,487,274,835 2,583,332,212 2,583,332,212
Commonwealth
Block funding
354,822,344 354,822,344 354,822,344
Commonwealth
Other funding
63,026,726 63,026,726 63,026,726
Total C'wealth
funding
2,905,123,905 2,583,332,212 354,822,344 63,026,726 3,001,181,282
VIC
funding
3,652,158,763 3,636,441,114 10,039,460 5,600,000 3,652,080,574
Other state/territory funding 28,175,000 28,175,000 28,175,000
Total 6,585,457,669 6,219,773,325 354,822,344 101,241,187 5,600,000 6,681,436,856

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, January 2019

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 January 2019.

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 79,542,731 79,542,731
Total 128,907,790 126,558,606 2,349,184 128,907,790

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, January 2019

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 January 2019.

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 354,822,344 354,822,344
State/territory Block funding 524,601,736 524,601,736
Total 879,424,080 861,268,214 18,155,866 879,424,080

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, January 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for January 2019. 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 639,414,441 639,414,441 4,512,488,372 4,512,488,372
Admitted mental health 34,081,331 34,081,331 232,412,988 232,412,988
Sub-acute 53,144,105 53,144,105 361,829,892 361,829,892
Emergency department 56,103,850 56,103,850 391,125,790 391,125,790
Non-admitted 104,596,565 104,596,565 721,916,283 721,916,283
Total ABF (Pool) 887,340,292 887,340,292 6,219,773,325 6,219,773,325
Block
Small rural hospitals 23,308,108 23,308,108 312,223,343 312,223,343
Teaching, training & research 27,542,309 27,542,309 121,644,430 121,644,430
Non-admitted mental health 76,794,449 76,794,449 366,802,425 366,802,425
Other non-admitted services 1,262,924 1,262,924 78,753,882 78,753,882
Total Block (SMF) 128,907,790 128,907,790 879,424,080 879,424,080
Other
Public health funding 8,814,180 8,814,180 63,026,726 63,026,726
Overdeposit 0 0 8,835,144 8,835,144
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 33,775,000 33,775,000
Interest 78,189 0 1,282,506 1,204,316
Total Other (Pool) 13,717,370 13,639,180 106,919,376 106,841,187
Grand Total 1,029,965,452 1,029,887,262 7,206,116,782 7,206,038,592

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, January 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during January 2019.

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 10,956,101 2,352,169 13,308,271
Alexandra District Hospital 0 587,564 587,564
Alfred Health 67,769,174 6,099,434 73,868,608
Alpine Health 0 1,042,036 1,042,036
Austin Health 55,347,560 5,483,761 60,831,320
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,601,460 239,489 5,840,950
Ballarat Health Services 22,462,666 3,320,476 25,783,142
Barwon Health 42,923,914 4,571,029 47,494,944
Bass Coast Regional Health 4,105,878 129,235 4,235,113
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 428,425 428,425
Beechworth Health Service 0 430,272 430,272
Benalla Health 1,678,263 26,755 1,705,018
Bendigo Health Care Group 24,452,154 4,496,112 28,948,265
Boort District Health 0 222,241 222,241
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,762,666 69,540 1,832,206
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 351,044 351,044
Castlemaine Health 2,136,716 33,457 2,170,173
Central Gippsland Health Service 5,376,486 226,033 5,602,519
Cobram District Health 0 682,188 682,188
Cohuna District Hospital 0 552,640 552,640
Colac Area Health 2,222,243 30,057 2,252,300
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,828,535 0 4,828,535
Corryong Health 0 376,362 376,362
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,976,268 50,959 4,027,227
East Grampians Health Service 1,655,919 151,235 1,807,154
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,144,027 1,144,027
Eastern Health 66,338,453 9,833,267 76,171,720
Echuca Regional Health 4,719,742 218,483 4,938,225
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 329,396 329,396
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,777,661 49,412 1,827,073
Goulburn Valley Health 14,888,219 2,583,206 17,471,425
Heathcote Health 0 267,115 267,115
Hepburn Health Service 0 857,110 857,110
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 207,709 207,709
Heywood Rural Health 0 245,004 245,004
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 198,364 198,364
Kerang District Health 0 579,613 579,613
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,276,753 1,276,753
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 482,563 482,563
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,342,173 8,930 1,351,102
Kyneton District Health Service 0 949,112 949,112
Latrobe Regional Hospital 16,445,571 3,607,673 20,053,244
Lorne Community Hospital 0 230,828 230,828
Maldon Hospital 0 156,892 156,892
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 387,389 387,389
Mansfield District Hospital 0 650,759 650,759
Maryborough District Health Service 1,772,420 98,009 1,870,429
Melbourne Health 59,470,486 14,989,023 74,459,509
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 29,269,664 3,518,961 32,788,625
Monash Health 116,861,467 13,040,820 129,902,287
Moyne Health Services 0 375,069 375,069
Nathalia District Hospital 0 190,182 190,182
Northeast Health Wangaratta 9,236,099 255,987 9,492,085
Northern Health 42,339,923 1,050,008 43,389,931
Numurkah District Health Service 0 846,865 846,865
Omeo District Health 0 165,726 165,726
Orbost Regional Health 0 548,576 548,576
Otway Health & Community Services 0 274,540 274,540
Peninsula Health 39,808,923 4,323,264 44,132,187
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 12,465,797 310,546 12,776,343
Portland District Health 2,212,791 28,936 2,241,727
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 8,913,511 1,586,760 10,500,271
Robinvale District Health Services 0 545,241 545,241
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 541,275 541,275
Rural Northwest Health 0 837,099 837,099
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,139,085 1,139,085
South Gippsland Hospital 0 514,789 514,789
South West Healthcare 10,843,514 1,944,939 12,788,454
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 39,599,161 5,828,012 45,427,173
Stawell Regional Health 1,330,611 40,292 1,370,903
Swan Hill District Health 3,223,239 73,688 3,296,927
Tallangatta Health Service 0 373,621 373,621
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 494,957 494,957
The Royal Children's Hospital 39,410,781 2,645,593 42,056,374
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 8,232,869 165,345 8,398,213
The Royal Women's Hospital 17,744,083 414,738 18,158,820
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 349,604 349,604
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 5,787,681 5,787,681
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,572,659 237,839 6,810,498
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,343,860 1,343,860
Western District Health Service 3,536,087 348,103 3,884,190
Western Health 58,146,576 2,262,280 60,408,856
Wimmera Health Care Group 5,144,458 184,555 5,329,013
Yarram & District Health Service 0 489,038 489,038
Yarrawonga Health 0 852,382 852,382
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 224,874 224,874
Total 878,902,938 125,458,279 1,004,361,217

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, January 2019

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at January 2019.

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 78,799,334 16,130,427 94,929,760
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,138,241 4,138,241
Alfred Health 470,627,935 40,421,655 511,049,590
Alpine Health 0 7,305,504 7,305,504
Austin Health 387,267,213 37,345,549 424,612,762
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 38,874,253 1,575,654 40,449,907
Ballarat Health Services 160,880,913 22,658,641 183,539,554
Barwon Health 301,288,662 31,140,651 332,429,313
Bass Coast Regional Health 28,454,104 816,731 29,270,835
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,965,881 2,965,881
Beechworth Health Service 0 2,982,440 2,982,440
Benalla Health 11,570,590 183,842 11,754,432
Bendigo Health Care Group 169,156,645 30,449,566 199,606,211
Boort District Health 0 1,708,220 1,708,220
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,145,874 476,659 12,622,533
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,447,918 2,447,918
Castlemaine Health 14,743,915 229,910 14,973,825
Central Gippsland Health Service 36,774,176 1,564,467 38,338,643
Cobram District Health 0 4,759,211 4,759,211
Cohuna District Hospital 0 3,932,201 3,932,201
Colac Area Health 17,339,608 206,858 17,546,467
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 32,870,742 0 32,870,742
Corryong Health 0 2,619,699 2,619,699
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 30,219,744 350,358 30,570,103
East Grampians Health Service 11,422,134 757,288 12,179,421
East Wimmera Health Service 0 7,945,487 7,945,487
Eastern Health 460,542,865 67,073,673 527,616,538
Echuca Regional Health 32,797,757 1,542,107 34,339,864
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,294,814 2,294,814
Gippsland Southern Health Service 12,260,729 340,839 12,601,569
Goulburn Valley Health 105,839,243 17,776,404 123,615,647
Heathcote Health 0 1,871,949 1,871,949
Hepburn Health Service 0 5,992,171 5,992,171
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,435,241 1,435,241
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,703,220 1,703,220
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,385,650 1,385,650
Kerang District Health 0 4,149,694 4,149,694
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 9,267,038 9,267,038
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,330,179 3,330,179
Kyabram & District Health Services 9,254,309 61,119 9,315,427
Kyneton District Health Service 0 6,704,209 6,704,209
Latrobe Regional Hospital 113,691,982 24,643,933 138,335,915
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,601,614 1,601,614
Maldon Hospital 0 1,085,824 1,085,824
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 2,676,183 2,676,183
Mansfield District Hospital 0 4,691,650 4,691,650
Maryborough District Health Service 12,225,710 391,042 12,616,752
Melbourne Health 417,531,416 99,893,273 517,424,689
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 204,180,147 23,243,386 227,423,534
Monash Health 817,347,377 88,460,853 905,808,230
Moyne Health Services 0 2,614,145 2,614,145
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,318,427 1,318,427
Northeast Health Wangaratta 65,281,390 2,102,368 67,383,758
Northern Health 300,930,125 7,236,334 308,166,459
Numurkah District Health Service 0 5,880,436 5,880,436
Omeo District Health 0 1,264,258 1,264,258
Orbost Regional Health 0 3,866,037 3,866,037
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,896,246 1,896,246
Peninsula Health 276,662,011 28,786,844 305,448,855
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 87,327,010 2,147,094 89,474,104
Portland District Health 17,247,295 200,333 17,447,627
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 61,737,225 10,446,600 72,183,824
Robinvale District Health Services 0 3,777,159 3,777,159
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 3,759,356 3,759,356
Rural Northwest Health 0 5,816,051 5,816,051
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 8,093,006 8,093,006
South Gippsland Hospital 0 3,707,309 3,707,309
South West Healthcare 76,413,636 13,252,977 89,666,613
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 273,900,725 38,104,407 312,005,132
Stawell Regional Health 9,171,440 277,365 9,448,806
Swan Hill District Health 22,258,998 510,936 22,769,934
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,590,432 2,590,432
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,492,286 3,492,286
The Royal Children's Hospital 272,148,206 18,194,368 290,342,574
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 58,418,445 1,139,408 59,557,853
The Royal Women's Hospital 135,851,841 3,149,624 139,001,465
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,449,188 2,449,188
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 40,041,641 40,041,641
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 45,800,121 1,648,664 47,448,785
West Wimmera Health Service 0 9,450,281 9,450,281
Western District Health Service 24,869,793 2,396,195 27,265,988
Western Health 407,283,490 15,276,738 422,560,228
Wimmera Health Care Group 37,880,726 1,273,978 39,154,703
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,518,060 3,518,060
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,053,560 6,053,560
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,579,877 1,579,877
Total 6,161,289,853 854,041,109 7,015,330,962

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, January 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for January 2019, 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 11,893 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 98,336 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 78,953 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 8,470 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 33,369 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 61,586 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 5,572 9,538
Benalla Health 333 2,331 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 37,464 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 2,023 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 3,017 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 6,755 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 2,870 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 7,868 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 4,949 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 2,184 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 105,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 6,769 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 1,925 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 20,125 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 1,799 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 23,597 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 2,261 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 81,795 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 40,957 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 176,239 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 13,104 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 70,189 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 62,958 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 16,576 28,421
Portland District Health 497 3,479 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 13,468 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 16,282 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 54,873 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 1,848 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 4,669 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 52,808 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 11,879 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 28,028 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 9,520 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 4,809 8,249
Western Health 13,144 92,008 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 7,497 12,835
Total 184,586 1,292,102 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.