Victorian report, November 2017

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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 November 2017 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, November 2017

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 November 2017 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, November 2017

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 November 2017.

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
357,230,284 357,230,284 357,230,284
Commonwealth
Block funding
45,068,306 45,068,306 45,068,306
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,169,623 8,169,623 8,169,623
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 357,230,284 45,068,306 8,169,623 410,468,213
VIC
funding
416,390,441 415,557,598 32,844 800,000 416,390,441
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 0 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 831,358,655 772,787,882 45,068,306 12,702,467 800,000 831,358,655

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2017

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 November 2017.

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
1,786,151,421 1,786,151,421 1,786,151,421
Commonwealth
Block funding
225,341,531 225,341,531 225,341,531
Commonwealth
Other funding
40,848,116 40,848,116 40,848,116
Total C'wealth
funding
2,052,341,067 1,786,151,421 225,341,531 40,848,116 2,052,341,067
VIC
funding
2,621,748,423 2,617,285,910 462,512 4,000,000 2,621,748,423
Other state/territory funding 22,500,000 0 22,500,000 22,500,000
Total 4,696,589,490 4,403,437,331 225,341,531 63,810,628 4,000,000 4,696,589,490

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, November 2017

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 November 2017.

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 52,270,642 52,270,642
Total 97,338,948 93,602,009 3,736,939 97,338,948

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, November 2017

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 November 2017.

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 225,341,531 225,341,531
State/territory Block funding 404,266,021 404,266,021
Total 629,607,552 616,853,811 12,753,740 629,607,552

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, November 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for November 2017. 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) 772,787,882 772,787,882 4,403,437,331 4,403,437,331
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 97,338,948 97,338,948 629,607,552 629,607,552
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 40,848,116 40,848,116
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 26,500,000 26,500,000
Interest 32,844 32,844 462,512 462,512
Total Other (Pool) 13,502,467 13,502,467 67,810,628 67,810,628
Grand Total 883,629,297 883,629,297 5,100,855,511 5,100,855,511

*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, November 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during November 2017.

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 9,107,698 1,744,000 10,851,698
Alexandra District Hospital 0 594,657 594,657
Alfred Health 58,642,114 4,184,000 62,826,114
Alpine Health 0 945,932 945,932
Austin Health 49,306,018 3,619,000 52,925,018
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,894,191 230,000 5,124,191
Ballarat Health Services 18,343,952 2,593,000 20,936,952
Barwon Health 32,547,594 3,234,000 35,781,594
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,927,646 83,000 4,010,646
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 348,097 348,097
Beechworth Health Service 0 359,564 359,564
Benalla Health 1,904,549 24,000 1,928,549
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,750,153 3,138,000 22,888,153
Boort District Health 0 213,897 213,897
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,256,448 51,000 1,307,448
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 320,152 320,152
Castlemaine Health 2,144,287 13,000 2,157,287
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,472,869 346,000 4,818,869
Cobram District Health 0 656,675 656,675
Cohuna District Hospital 0 426,272 426,272
Colac Area Health 2,593,738 31,000 2,624,738
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,682,000 0 3,682,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,867,059 33,000 3,900,059
East Grampians Health Service 1,427,153 87,000 1,514,153
East Wimmera Health Service 0 993,545 993,545
Eastern Health 60,001,448 7,012,000 67,013,448
Echuca Regional Health 4,114,815 210,000 4,324,815
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 299,912 299,912
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,474,000 39,000 1,513,000
Goulburn Valley Health 12,677,966 1,868,000 14,545,966
Heathcote Health 0 229,963 229,963
Hepburn Health Service 0 749,204 749,204
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 186,583 186,583
Heywood Rural Health 0 277,315 277,315
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 172,410 172,410
Kerang District Health 0 544,792 544,792
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 997,879 997,879
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 443,441 443,441
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,180,811 7,000 1,187,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 779,844 779,844
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,606,094 2,657,000 16,263,094
Lorne Community Hospital 0 223,926 223,926
Maldon Hospital 0 168,746 168,746
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 368,893 368,893
Mansfield District Hospital 0 723,505 723,505
Maryborough District Health Service 1,417,619 36,000 1,453,619
Melbourne Health 55,666,000 10,447,000 66,113,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 26,081,258 2,227,000 28,308,258
Monash Health 103,681,596 8,668,000 112,349,596
Moyne Health Services 0 366,189 366,189
Nathalia District Hospital 0 205,608 205,608
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,026,210 209,000 8,235,210
Northern Health 36,351,358 906,000 37,257,358
Numurkah District Health Service 0 804,382 804,382
Omeo District Health 0 130,979 130,979
Orbost Regional Health 0 449,863 449,863
Otway Health & Community Services 0 230,062 230,062
Peninsula Health 33,693,000 2,756,000 36,449,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 12,586,000 199,000 12,785,000
Portland District Health 3,959,579 21,000 3,980,579
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,001,373 1,037,000 8,038,373
Robinvale District Health Services 0 499,869 499,869
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 517,628 517,628
Rural Northwest Health 0 782,772 782,772
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 967,873 967,873
South Gippsland Hospital 0 404,240 404,240
South West Healthcare 9,067,763 1,430,000 10,497,763
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 33,652,000 3,943,000 37,595,000
Stawell Regional Health 1,222,290 39,000 1,261,290
Swan Hill District Health 2,989,499 71,000 3,060,499
Tallangatta Health Service 0 323,000 323,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 439,713 439,713
The Royal Children's Hospital 31,608,000 1,887,000 33,495,000
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,961,000 123,000 8,084,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,855,001 327,000 14,182,001
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 294,501 294,501
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 400,693 400,693
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,932,000 3,932,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,387,973 223,000 6,610,973
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,252,360 1,252,360
Western District Health Service 3,519,365 290,000 3,809,365
Western Health 51,117,692 2,052,364 53,170,056
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,853,395 126,000 4,979,395
Yarram & District Health Service 0 435,657 435,657
Yarrawonga Health 0 949,654 949,654
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 243,598 243,598
Total 765,620,574 92,876,209 858,496,783

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, November 2017

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at November 2017.

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 51,955,698 11,792,920 63,748,618
Alexandra District Hospital 0 3,051,114 3,051,114
Alfred Health 337,131,810 28,917,564 366,049,374
Alpine Health 0 5,411,673 5,411,673
Austin Health 278,505,213 24,100,800 302,606,013
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 27,730,191 1,232,795 28,962,986
Ballarat Health Services 111,577,481 16,594,647 128,172,128
Barwon Health 206,156,121 22,871,759 229,027,880
Bass Coast Regional Health 19,504,646 640,795 20,145,441
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 2,069,518 2,069,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,995,362 1,995,362
Benalla Health 9,004,549 124,800 9,129,349
Bendigo Health Care Group 116,665,553 21,289,356 137,954,909
Boort District Health 0 1,143,568 1,143,568
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 8,839,448 362,700 9,202,148
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,792,641 1,792,641
Castlemaine Health 11,183,287 166,900 11,350,187
Central Gippsland Health Service 26,180,869 1,322,500 27,503,369
Cobram District Health 0 3,328,175 3,328,175
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,706,522 2,706,522
Colac Area Health 11,650,738 163,500 11,814,238
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 24,880,786 0 24,880,786
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 21,263,059 293,200 21,556,259
East Grampians Health Service 8,232,153 518,700 8,750,853
East Wimmera Health Service 0 5,754,609 5,754,609
Eastern Health 331,967,642 49,563,634 381,531,276
Echuca Regional Health 22,687,815 1,062,900 23,750,715
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,694,151 1,694,151
Gippsland Southern Health Service 8,836,000 193,700 9,029,700
Goulburn Valley Health 73,968,502 13,056,763 87,025,265
Heathcote Health 0 1,261,713 1,261,713
Hepburn Health Service 0 4,348,805 4,348,805
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,034,675 1,034,675
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,287,282 1,287,282
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 967,215 967,215
Kerang District Health 0 3,097,019 3,097,019
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 6,423,827 6,423,827
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,479,138 2,479,138
Kyabram & District Health Services 6,879,811 48,100 6,927,911
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,808,016 4,808,016
Latrobe Regional Hospital 83,090,094 18,055,228 101,145,322
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,214,830 1,214,830
Maldon Hospital 0 802,418 802,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,985,200 1,985,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 3,624,178 3,624,178
Maryborough District Health Service 8,489,619 221,400 8,711,019
Melbourne Health 298,342,287 71,526,603 369,868,890
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 142,809,917 16,339,696 159,149,613
Monash Health 578,457,097 64,076,004 642,533,101
Moyne Health Services 0 1,887,958 1,887,958
Nathalia District Hospital 0 970,684 970,684
Northeast Health Wangaratta 45,140,210 1,445,700 46,585,910
Northern Health 205,893,678 5,370,100 211,263,778
Numurkah District Health Service 0 4,246,409 4,246,409
Omeo District Health 0 818,066 818,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,847,046 2,847,046
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,342,121 1,342,121
Peninsula Health 195,406,760 20,503,796 215,910,556
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 61,053,676 1,566,000 62,619,676
Portland District Health 14,365,683 187,700 14,553,383
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 43,470,373 7,201,108 50,671,481
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,864,347 2,864,347
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,781,668 2,781,668
Rural Northwest Health 0 4,410,214 4,410,214
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 5,975,985 5,975,985
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,716,262 2,716,262
South West Healthcare 52,926,741 9,947,643 62,874,384
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 195,765,536 27,249,720 223,015,256
Stawell Regional Health 6,790,290 203,400 6,993,690
Swan Hill District Health 15,998,499 431,400 16,429,899
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,683,317 1,683,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,618,709 2,618,709
The Royal Children's Hospital 195,982,467 12,694,695 208,677,162
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 41,678,000 849,200 42,527,200
The Royal Women's Hospital 97,267,001 2,407,700 99,674,701
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,833,019 1,833,019
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,974,738 1,974,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 26,091,000 26,091,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 33,072,973 1,185,700 34,258,673
West Wimmera Health Service 0 6,984,341 6,984,341
Western District Health Service 17,874,365 1,861,900 19,736,265
Western Health 287,346,692 10,673,359 298,020,051
Wimmera Health Care Group 25,837,395 917,300 26,754,695
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,511,702 2,511,702
Yarrawonga Health 0 4,450,124 4,450,124
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,211,345 1,211,345
Total 4,361,860,725 611,738,489 4,973,599,214

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, November 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for November 2017, 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 1,624 8,120 19,488
Alfred Health 13,343 66,713 160,112
Austin Health 13,133 65,664 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,143 5,714 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,366 21,828 52,386
Barwon Health 8,259 41,294 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 635 3,174 7,618
Benalla Health 401 2,005 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,570 22,849 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 444 2,221 5,331
Castlemaine Health 428 2,138 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 1,013 5,064 12,153
Colac Area Health 446 2,229 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 830 4,151 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 3,287 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 317 1,584 3,802
Eastern Health 14,094 70,470 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 820 4,100 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 294 1,472 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,712 13,559 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 252 1,259 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,170 15,850 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 276 1,378 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,497 52,485 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,331 26,656 63,974
Monash Health 24,476 122,381 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,753 8,766 21,038
Northern Health 8,291 41,454 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,164 40,821 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,814 9,070 21,768
Portland District Health 372 1,859 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,858 9,291 22,299
South West Healthcare 1,916 9,582 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,688 38,441 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 289 1,443 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 701 3,504 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,069 35,344 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,676 8,379 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,881 19,406 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,224 6,120 14,689
Western District Health Service 673 3,363 8,070
Western Health 12,004 60,019 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,069 5,345 12,827
Total 173,970 869,850 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.