Victorian report, July 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 July 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, July 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 July 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, July 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 July 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
1,089,797,958 1,089,617,635 108,324 1,089,725,958
Other state/territory funding 0
Total 1,526,946,606 1,468,607,352 49,365,060 8,902,194 0 1,526,874,606

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, July 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 July 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
378,989,717 378,989,717 378,989,717
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 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
1,089,797,958 1,089,617,635 108,324 1,089,725,958
Other state/territory funding 0 0
Total 1,526,946,606 1,468,607,352 49,365,060 8,902,194 0 1,526,874,606

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, July 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 July 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 155,655,180 155,655,180
Total 205,020,240 202,015,623 3,004,616 205,020,240

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, July 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 July 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 49,365,060 49,365,060
State/territory Block funding 155,655,180 155,655,180
Total 205,020,240 202,015,623 3,004,616 205,020,240

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, July 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for July 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 1,059,116,539 1,059,116,539 1,059,116,539 1,059,116,539
Admitted mental health 55,121,453 55,121,453 55,121,453 55,121,453
Sub-acute 87,155,492 87,155,492 87,155,492 87,155,492
Emergency department 90,388,932 90,388,932 90,388,932 90,388,932
Non-admitted 176,824,936 176,824,936 176,824,936 176,824,936
Total ABF (Pool) 1,468,607,352 1,468,607,352 1,468,607,352 1,468,607,352
Block
Small rural hospitals 38,620,999 38,620,999 38,620,999 38,620,999
Teaching, training & research 45,880,893 45,880,893 45,880,893 45,880,893
Non-admitted mental health 119,457,287 119,457,287 119,457,287 119,457,287
Other non-admitted services 1,061,062 1,061,062 1,061,062 1,061,062
Total Block (SMF) 205,020,240 205,020,240 205,020,240 205,020,240
Other
Public health funding 8,793,871 8,793,871 8,793,871 8,793,871
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 0 0 0 0
Interest 180,324 108,324 180,324 108,324
Total Other (Pool) 8,974,194 8,902,194 8,974,194 8,902,194
Grand Total 1,682,601,786 1,682,529,786 1,682,601,786 1,682,529,786

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, July 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during July 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 17,455,090 3,938,813 21,393,903
Alexandra District Hospital 0 985,133 985,133
Alfred Health 111,728,197 9,320,002 121,048,199
Alpine Health 0 1,745,126 1,745,126
Austin Health 92,652,255 7,679,214 100,331,469
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 8,969,710 393,590 9,363,301
Ballarat Health Services 36,863,677 5,507,024 42,370,701
Barwon Health 69,506,663 7,396,784 76,903,446
Bass Coast Regional Health 6,154,428 226,800 6,381,227
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 719,806 719,806
Beechworth Health Service 0 721,405 721,405
Benalla Health 2,782,078 42,238 2,824,317
Bendigo Health Care Group 38,774,876 7,359,788 46,134,664
Boort District Health 0 373,435 373,435
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,956,926 112,510 3,069,435
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 589,595 589,595
Castlemaine Health 3,568,563 50,453 3,619,016
Central Gippsland Health Service 8,811,868 383,012 9,194,880
Cobram District Health 0 1,143,243 1,143,243
Cohuna District Hospital 0 926,862 926,862
Colac Area Health 3,643,273 50,409 3,693,682
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 7,931,897 0 7,931,897
Corryong Health 0 629,989 629,989
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 6,399,876 84,316 6,484,192
East Grampians Health Service 2,712,268 174,274 2,886,542
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,916,930 1,916,930
Eastern Health 108,998,795 15,498,840 124,497,635
Echuca Regional Health 7,424,746 376,738 7,801,484
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 551,923 551,923
Gippsland Southern Health Service 2,887,829 83,651 2,971,480
Goulburn Valley Health 24,045,995 4,300,571 28,346,566
Heathcote Health 0 450,001 450,001
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,437,979 1,437,979
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 342,445 342,445
Heywood Rural Health 0 410,683 410,683
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 332,014 332,014
Kerang District Health 0 971,970 971,970
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 2,141,932 2,141,932
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 808,750 808,750
Kyabram & District Health Services 2,253,648 15,504 2,269,152
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,571,060 1,571,060
Latrobe Regional Hospital 27,281,696 6,107,036 33,388,732
Lorne Community Hospital 0 386,521 386,521
Maldon Hospital 0 262,783 262,783
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 650,242 650,242
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,092,539 1,092,539
Maryborough District Health Service 2,890,386 74,187 2,964,573
Melbourne Health 96,920,271 23,219,197 120,139,467
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 45,280,719 5,369,190 50,649,909
Monash Health 192,216,136 20,801,325 213,017,462
Moyne Health Services 0 601,761 601,761
Nathalia District Hospital 0 319,144 319,144
Northeast Health Wangaratta 14,721,688 531,131 15,252,819
Northern Health 67,867,625 1,692,296 69,559,921
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,405,867 1,405,867
Omeo District Health 0 277,875 277,875
Orbost Regional Health 0 918,395 918,395
Otway Health & Community Services 0 460,475 460,475
Peninsula Health 65,013,727 6,560,118 71,573,845
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 19,842,512 507,209 20,349,721
Portland District Health 3,648,274 44,618 3,692,893
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 14,402,037 2,479,538 16,881,575
Robinvale District Health Services 0 915,150 915,150
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 909,755 909,755
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,404,247 1,404,247
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,892,180 1,892,180
South Gippsland Hospital 0 864,830 864,830
South West Healthcare 17,586,395 3,273,254 20,859,649
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 65,425,190 8,810,473 74,235,663
Stawell Regional Health 2,214,020 71,860 2,285,880
Swan Hill District Health 5,243,802 135,375 5,379,177
Tallangatta Health Service 0 556,012 556,012
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 829,822 829,822
The Royal Children's Hospital 65,317,161 4,111,094 69,428,255
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 13,475,964 275,910 13,751,874
The Royal Women's Hospital 49,114,220 1,167,387 50,281,607
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 586,010 586,010
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 9,678,202 9,678,202
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 10,821,233 398,724 11,219,957
West Wimmera Health Service 0 2,249,407 2,249,407
Western District Health Service 5,758,185 604,718 6,362,903
Western Health 95,045,268 3,108,749 98,154,017
Wimmera Health Care Group 8,398,509 345,149 8,743,658
Yarram & District Health Service 0 816,765 816,765
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,429,354 1,429,354
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 377,766 377,766
Total 1,455,007,675 200,338,452 1,655,346,127

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at July 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 17,455,090 3,938,813 21,393,903
Alexandra District Hospital 0 985,133 985,133
Alfred Health 111,728,197 9,320,002 121,048,199
Alpine Health 0 1,745,126 1,745,126
Austin Health 92,652,255 7,679,214 100,331,469
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 8,969,710 393,590 9,363,301
Ballarat Health Services 36,863,677 5,507,024 42,370,701
Barwon Health 69,506,663 7,396,784 76,903,446
Bass Coast Regional Health 6,154,428 226,800 6,381,227
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 719,806 719,806
Beechworth Health Service 0 721,405 721,405
Benalla Health 2,782,078 42,238 2,824,317
Bendigo Health Care Group 38,774,876 7,359,788 46,134,664
Boort District Health 0 373,435 373,435
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 2,956,926 112,510 3,069,435
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 589,595 589,595
Castlemaine Health 3,568,563 50,453 3,619,016
Central Gippsland Health Service 8,811,868 383,012 9,194,880
Cobram District Health 0 1,143,243 1,143,243
Cohuna District Hospital 0 926,862 926,862
Colac Area Health 3,643,273 50,409 3,693,682
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 7,931,897 0 7,931,897
Corryong Health 0 629,989 629,989
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 6,399,876 84,316 6,484,192
East Grampians Health Service 2,712,268 174,274 2,886,542
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,916,930 1,916,930
Eastern Health 108,998,795 15,498,840 124,497,635
Echuca Regional Health 7,424,746 376,738 7,801,484
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 551,923 551,923
Gippsland Southern Health Service 2,887,829 83,651 2,971,480
Goulburn Valley Health 24,045,995 4,300,571 28,346,566
Heathcote Health 0 450,001 450,001
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,437,979 1,437,979
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 342,445 342,445
Heywood Rural Health 0 410,683 410,683
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 332,014 332,014
Kerang District Health 0 971,970 971,970
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 2,141,932 2,141,932
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 808,750 808,750
Kyabram & District Health Services 2,253,648 15,504 2,269,152
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,571,060 1,571,060
Latrobe Regional Hospital 27,281,696 6,107,036 33,388,732
Lorne Community Hospital 0 386,521 386,521
Maldon Hospital 0 262,783 262,783
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 650,242 650,242
Mansfield District Hospital 0 1,092,539 1,092,539
Maryborough District Health Service 2,890,386 74,187 2,964,573
Melbourne Health 96,920,271 23,219,197 120,139,467
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 45,280,719 5,369,190 50,649,909
Monash Health 192,216,136 20,801,325 213,017,462
Moyne Health Services 0 601,761 601,761
Nathalia District Hospital 0 319,144 319,144
Northeast Health Wangaratta 14,721,688 531,131 15,252,819
Northern Health 67,867,625 1,692,296 69,559,921
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,405,867 1,405,867
Omeo District Health 0 277,875 277,875
Orbost Regional Health 0 918,395 918,395
Otway Health & Community Services 0 460,475 460,475
Peninsula Health 65,013,727 6,560,118 71,573,845
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 19,842,512 507,209 20,349,721
Portland District Health 3,648,274 44,618 3,692,893
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 14,402,037 2,479,538 16,881,575
Robinvale District Health Services 0 915,150 915,150
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 909,755 909,755
Rural Northwest Health 0 1,404,247 1,404,247
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,892,180 1,892,180
South Gippsland Hospital 0 864,830 864,830
South West Healthcare 17,586,395 3,273,254 20,859,649
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 65,425,190 8,810,473 74,235,663
Stawell Regional Health 2,214,020 71,860 2,285,880
Swan Hill District Health 5,243,802 135,375 5,379,177
Tallangatta Health Service 0 556,012 556,012
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 829,822 829,822
The Royal Children's Hospital 65,317,161 4,111,094 69,428,255
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 13,475,964 275,910 13,751,874
The Royal Women's Hospital 49,114,220 1,167,387 50,281,607
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 586,010 586,010
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 9,678,202 9,678,202
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 10,821,233 398,724 11,219,957
West Wimmera Health Service 0 2,249,407 2,249,407
Western District Health Service 5,758,185 604,718 6,362,903
Western Health 95,045,268 3,108,749 98,154,017
Wimmera Health Care Group 8,398,509 345,149 8,743,658
Yarram & District Health Service 0 816,765 816,765
Yarrawonga Health 0 1,429,354 1,429,354
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 377,766 377,766
Total 1,455,007,675 200,338,452 1,655,346,127

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, July 2018

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