Victorian report, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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, May 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 May 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
344,398,973 344,398,973 344,398,973
Commonwealth
Block funding
57,563,006 70,057,706 70,057,706
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,506,235 8,506,235 8,506,235
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 344,398,973 70,057,706 8,506,235 422,962,913
VIC
funding
512,926,064 497,621,538 2,009,826 800,000 500,431,365
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 927,894,278 842,020,511 70,057,706 15,016,061 800,000 927,894,278

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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
3,903,197,279 3,903,197,279 3,903,197,279
Commonwealth
Block funding
520,740,768 520,740,768 520,740,768
Commonwealth
Other funding
91,212,301 91,212,301 91,212,301
Total C'wealth
funding
4,515,150,348 3,903,197,279 520,740,768 91,212,301 4,515,150,348
VIC
funding
4,907,010,727 4,880,714,043 17,496,685 8,800,000 4,907,010,728
Other state/territory funding 49,500,000 49,500,000 49,500,000
Total 9,471,661,075 8,783,911,323 520,740,768 158,208,985 8,800,000 9,471,661,075

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, May 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 May 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 70,057,706 70,057,706
State/territory Block funding 60,463,846 60,463,845
Total 130,521,552 122,290,791 8,230,760 130,521,551

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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 520,740,768 520,740,768
State/territory Block funding 727,210,471 727,210,470
Total 1,247,951,239 1,212,524,226 35,427,012 1,247,951,238

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, May 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 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) 843,999,155 842,020,511 8,800,413,904 8,783,911,323
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 130,521,552 130,521,551 1,247,951,239 1,247,951,238
Other
Public health funding 8,506,235 8,506,235 91,212,301 91,212,301
Overdeposit 0 1,978,644 0 16,502,582
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 58,300,000 58,300,000
Interest 31,182 31,182 994,103 994,103
Total Other (Pool) 13,837,417 15,816,061 150,506,404 167,008,985
Grand Total 988,358,124 988,358,123 10,198,871,546 10,198,871,546

*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, May 2018

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

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 9,767,600 2,727,318 12,494,918
Alexandra District Hospital 0 571,000 571,000
Alfred Health 75,328,793 5,501,983 80,830,776
Alpine Health 0 998,127 998,127
Austin Health 51,078,220 4,958,536 56,036,756
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,131,000 183,326 5,314,326
Ballarat Health Services 22,172,380 4,184,988 26,357,368
Barwon Health 38,624,000 4,426,342 43,050,342
Bass Coast Regional Health 6,770,000 212,953 6,982,953
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 471,000 471,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 358,000 358,000
Benalla Health 1,583,000 71,750 1,654,750
Bendigo Health Care Group 21,710,084 4,411,255 26,121,339
Boort District Health 0 246,254 246,254
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,472,000 70,254 1,542,254
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 374,762 374,762
Castlemaine Health 1,973,000 155,524 2,128,524
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,821,000 103,102 4,924,102
Cobram District Health 0 651,016 651,016
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,179,000 1,179,000
Colac Area Health 2,412,000 39,614 2,451,614
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,689,000 0 4,689,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,983,000 57,569 5,040,569
East Grampians Health Service 1,222,000 239,270 1,461,270
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,621,000 1,621,000
Eastern Health 60,436,000 8,861,215 69,297,215
Echuca Regional Health 4,300,100 602,016 4,902,116
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 305,000 305,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,586,000 147,000 1,733,000
Goulburn Valley Health 13,286,000 2,869,000 16,155,000
Heathcote Health 0 238,254 238,254
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,187,127 1,187,127
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 182,000 182,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 239,254 239,254
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 538,254 538,254
Kerang District Health 0 534,000 534,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,143,143 1,143,143
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 452,000 452,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,131,000 9,000 1,140,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 1,594,508 1,594,508
Latrobe Regional Hospital 15,454,000 4,225,516 19,679,516
Lorne Community Hospital 0 248,254 248,254
Maldon Hospital 0 130,000 130,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 339,000 339,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 622,254 622,254
Maryborough District Health Service 1,572,000 77,524 1,649,524
Melbourne Health 54,201,132 12,728,000 66,929,132
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 24,892,000 3,206,811 28,098,811
Monash Health 120,378,487 11,752,938 132,131,425
Moyne Health Services 0 346,254 346,254
Nathalia District Hospital 0 174,254 174,254
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,255,000 269,366 8,524,366
Northern Health 42,462,999 931,000 43,393,999
Numurkah District Health Service 0 1,152,016 1,152,016
Omeo District Health 0 140,000 140,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 518,000 518,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 451,000 451,000
Peninsula Health 35,765,000 3,475,554 39,240,554
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,844,000 1,335,725 12,179,725
Portland District Health 2,551,000 43,254 2,594,254
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,770,000 1,380,141 9,150,141
Robinvale District Health Services 0 428,000 428,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 510,658 510,658
Rural Northwest Health 0 744,270 744,270
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,085,000 1,085,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 470,635 470,635
South West Healthcare 10,267,800 2,257,254 12,525,054
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 35,687,000 4,767,754 40,454,754
Stawell Regional Health 1,236,000 72,000 1,308,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,900,000 84,270 2,984,270
Tallangatta Health Service 0 237,000 237,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 482,254 482,254
The Royal Children's Hospital 36,168,012 2,269,666 38,437,678
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,114,000 155,191 7,269,191
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,332,000 335,049 15,667,049
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 319,000 319,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 347,000 347,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 5,074,000 5,074,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,645,904 289,000 6,934,904
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,315,032 1,315,032
Western District Health Service 3,192,000 311,551 3,503,551
Western Health 52,231,000 1,952,629 54,183,629
Wimmera Health Care Group 5,174,000 184,508 5,358,508
Yarram & District Health Service 0 442,000 442,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 742,000 742,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 210,000 210,000
Total 834,569,511 121,348,296 955,917,807

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 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 102,950,948 23,664,238 126,615,186
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,836,314 5,836,314
Alfred Health 678,334,293 56,423,547 734,757,840
Alpine Health 0 10,555,100 10,555,100
Austin Health 550,121,464 47,549,516 597,670,980
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 54,320,091 2,349,987 56,670,078
Ballarat Health Services 220,413,324 33,396,159 253,809,483
Barwon Health 414,094,269 44,917,601 459,011,870
Bass Coast Regional Health 41,290,390 1,289,748 42,580,138
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 4,085,518 4,085,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,826,462 3,826,462
Benalla Health 17,288,849 292,550 17,581,399
Bendigo Health Care Group 231,429,730 42,790,311 274,220,041
Boort District Health 0 2,251,279 2,251,279
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 16,488,448 721,954 17,210,402
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,549,230 3,549,230
Castlemaine Health 21,526,287 419,424 21,945,711
Central Gippsland Health Service 51,404,169 2,373,602 53,777,771
Cobram District Health 0 6,406,391 6,406,391
Cohuna District Hospital 0 5,841,522 5,841,522
Colac Area Health 22,626,264 326,114 22,952,378
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 50,942,772 0 50,942,772
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 41,379,259 569,769 41,949,028
East Grampians Health Service 15,688,853 1,240,470 16,929,323
East Wimmera Health Service 0 11,857,009 11,857,009
Eastern Health 688,521,920 95,042,530 783,564,450
Echuca Regional Health 45,112,026 2,465,196 47,577,222
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,384,450 3,384,450
Gippsland Southern Health Service 17,167,300 535,700 17,703,000
Goulburn Valley Health 144,405,283 25,831,763 170,237,046
Heathcote Health 0 2,366,967 2,366,967
Hepburn Health Service 0 9,058,232 9,058,232
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 2,104,540 2,104,540
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,469,539 2,469,539
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,201,469 2,201,469
Kerang District Health 0 5,889,977 5,889,977
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 12,235,570 12,235,570
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,828,538 4,828,538
Kyabram & District Health Services 12,872,711 94,100 12,966,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 10,286,229 10,286,229
Latrobe Regional Hospital 163,936,850 36,420,390 200,357,240
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,355,084 2,355,084
Maldon Hospital 0 1,476,418 1,476,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,802,200 3,802,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,782,432 6,782,432
Maryborough District Health Service 16,899,519 573,924 17,473,443
Melbourne Health 602,791,309 140,946,481 743,737,790
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 277,401,820 31,058,440 308,460,260
Monash Health 1,160,264,156 125,306,101 1,285,570,257
Moyne Health Services 0 3,625,612 3,625,612
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,794,938 1,794,938
Northeast Health Wangaratta 88,661,710 2,996,066 91,657,776
Northern Health 411,359,887 10,510,100 421,869,987
Numurkah District Health Service 0 8,943,634 8,943,634
Omeo District Health 0 1,544,066 1,544,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,518,746 5,518,746
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,782,121 2,782,121
Peninsula Health 389,505,879 39,508,378 429,014,257
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 119,776,196 4,026,725 123,802,921
Portland District Health 26,090,635 337,954 26,428,589
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 84,340,873 14,046,249 98,387,122
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,381,747 5,381,747
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,308,826 5,308,826
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,465,384 8,465,384
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 11,528,885 11,528,885
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,192,097 5,192,097
South West Healthcare 105,688,152 19,736,897 125,425,049
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 393,083,823 53,464,072 446,547,895
Stawell Regional Health 13,224,090 436,400 13,660,490
Swan Hill District Health 31,381,864 847,670 32,229,534
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,902,317 2,902,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,056,463 5,056,463
The Royal Children's Hospital 391,604,323 24,891,011 416,495,334
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 79,114,600 1,674,391 80,788,991
The Royal Women's Hospital 183,461,720 4,588,548 188,050,268
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,516,319 3,516,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,766,738 3,766,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 52,566,155 52,566,155
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 65,521,242 2,417,700 67,938,942
West Wimmera Health Service 0 13,469,273 13,469,273
Western District Health Service 35,425,793 3,642,451 39,068,244
Western Health 572,908,327 20,749,658 593,657,985
Wimmera Health Care Group 50,864,131 1,825,808 52,689,939
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,877,002 4,877,002
Yarrawonga Health 0 8,299,924 8,299,924
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,300,345 2,300,345
Total 8,701,685,549 1,202,595,155 9,904,280,704

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, May 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 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 17,819 19,436
Alfred Health 13,418 147,223 160,641
Austin Health 13,588 147,192 160,780
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 13,181 14,425
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 50,126 54,842
Barwon Health 9,485 98,204 107,689
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 8,048 8,860
Benalla Health 201 3,210 3,411
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 53,837 59,002
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 3,269 3,444
Castlemaine Health 402 4,550 4,952
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 10,775 11,727
Colac Area Health 298 4,014 4,312
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 5,350 5,550
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 6,667 7,230
East Grampians Health Service 249 3,075 3,324
Eastern Health 13,883 153,765 167,648
Echuca Regional Health 908 9,546 10,454
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 3,120 3,395
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 30,525 33,353
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 2,551 2,766
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 37,152 40,702
Maryborough District Health Service 277 3,037 3,314
Melbourne Health 10,944 118,152 129,096
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 58,832 64,195
Monash Health 24,020 266,502 290,522
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 19,252 21,000
Northern Health 9,704 99,678 109,382
Peninsula Health 8,569 92,235 100,804
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 32,536 36,447
Portland District Health 354 3,980 4,334
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 19,530 21,237
South West Healthcare 2,200 22,782 24,982
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 85,835 93,734
Stawell Regional Health 951 7,150 8,101
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 14,320 16,123
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 68,162 73,632
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 20,121 22,078
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 32,687 34,901
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 14,610 16,025
Western District Health Service 1,256 10,899 12,155
Western Health 12,339 134,052 146,391
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 11,309 12,303
Total 179,836 1,948,863 2,128,699

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.