Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
438,780,977 437,890,916 90,061 800,000 438,780,977
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 0 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 853,749,191 795,121,200 45,068,306 12,759,684 800,000 853,749,191

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,428,921,137 1,428,921,137 1,428,921,137
Commonwealth
Block funding
180,273,225 180,273,225 180,273,225
Commonwealth
Other funding
32,678,493 32,678,493 32,678,493
Total C'wealth
funding
1,641,872,854 1,428,921,137 180,273,225 32,678,493 1,641,872,854
VIC
funding
2,205,357,981 2,201,728,313 429,669 3,200,000 2,205,357,981
Other state/territory funding 18,000,000 0 18,000,000 18,000,000
Total 3,865,230,835 3,630,649,449 180,273,225 51,108,161 3,200,000 3,865,230,835

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, October 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 October 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 69,888,824 69,888,824
Total 114,957,130 112,162,830 2,794,300 114,957,130

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 180,273,225 180,273,225
State/territory Block funding 351,995,379 351,995,379
Total 532,268,604 523,251,802 9,016,801 532,268,604

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, October 2017

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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) 795,121,200 795,121,200 3,630,649,449 3,630,649,449
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 114,957,130 114,957,130 532,268,604 532,268,604
Other
Public health funding 8,169,623 8,169,623 32,678,493 32,678,493
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 21,200,000 21,200,000
Interest 90,061 90,061 429,669 429,669
Total Other (Pool) 13,559,684 13,559,684 54,308,161 54,308,161
Grand Total 923,638,014 923,638,014 4,217,226,214 4,217,226,214

*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, October 2017

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 9,491,000 2,239,400 11,730,400
Alexandra District Hospital 0 524,400 524,400
Alfred Health 61,733,000 5,388,100 67,121,100
Alpine Health 0 965,800 965,800
Austin Health 50,525,000 4,509,835 55,034,835
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,065,000 296,795 5,361,795
Ballarat Health Services 19,983,000 3,058,295 23,041,295
Barwon Health 38,478,000 4,323,595 42,801,595
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,456,000 193,795 3,649,795
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 377,100 377,100
Beechworth Health Service 0 357,900 357,900
Benalla Health 1,573,000 24,800 1,597,800
Bendigo Health Care Group 21,414,000 4,008,200 25,422,200
Boort District Health 0 203,000 203,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,682,000 73,700 1,755,700
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 317,000 317,000
Castlemaine Health 2,003,000 38,900 2,041,900
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,815,000 221,500 5,036,500
Cobram District Health 0 575,600 575,600
Cohuna District Hospital 0 478,000 478,000
Colac Area Health 2,008,000 30,500 2,038,500
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,599,000 0 4,599,000
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,567,000 63,200 3,630,200
East Grampians Health Service 1,508,000 99,700 1,607,700
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,039,300 1,039,300
Eastern Health 60,077,000 8,682,530 68,759,530
Echuca Regional Health 4,118,000 192,900 4,310,900
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 302,100 302,100
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,633,000 37,700 1,670,700
Goulburn Valley Health 13,217,000 2,485,095 15,702,095
Heathcote Health 0 225,100 225,100
Hepburn Health Service 0 782,300 782,300
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 185,500 185,500
Heywood Rural Health 0 221,200 221,200
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 171,400 171,400
Kerang District Health 0 530,000 530,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,111,400 1,111,400
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 449,500 449,500
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,261,000 11,100 1,272,100
Kyneton District Health Service 0 855,200 855,200
Latrobe Regional Hospital 15,399,000 3,341,300 18,740,300
Lorne Community Hospital 0 216,200 216,200
Maldon Hospital 0 139,000 139,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 354,500 354,500
Mansfield District Hospital 0 600,200 600,200
Maryborough District Health Service 1,568,000 43,400 1,611,400
Melbourne Health 53,689,000 12,766,395 66,455,395
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 24,467,000 2,739,600 27,206,600
Monash Health 104,494,000 11,193,300 115,687,300
Moyne Health Services 0 329,800 329,800
Nathalia District Hospital 0 167,100 167,100
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,223,000 297,700 8,520,700
Northern Health 36,048,000 1,055,100 37,103,100
Numurkah District Health Service 0 755,500 755,500
Omeo District Health 0 150,700 150,700
Orbost Regional Health 0 515,300 515,300
Otway Health & Community Services 0 244,300 244,300
Peninsula Health 35,594,000 3,771,400 39,365,400
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,727,000 373,000 11,100,000
Portland District Health 2,688,000 53,700 2,741,700
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 8,089,000 1,312,400 9,401,400
Robinvale District Health Services 0 518,700 518,700
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 496,500 496,500
Rural Northwest Health 0 780,300 780,300
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,061,700 1,061,700
South Gippsland Hospital 0 476,700 476,700
South West Healthcare 9,724,000 1,935,995 11,659,995
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 35,425,000 5,030,400 40,455,400
Stawell Regional Health 1,238,000 39,400 1,277,400
Swan Hill District Health 2,884,000 84,400 2,968,400
Tallangatta Health Service 0 298,300 298,300
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 462,300 462,300
The Royal Children's Hospital 35,862,000 2,495,695 38,357,695
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,466,000 162,200 7,628,200
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,984,000 402,700 16,386,700
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 330,400 330,400
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 343,500 343,500
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,914,000 4,914,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,918,000 219,700 6,137,700
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,241,500 1,241,500
Western District Health Service 3,185,000 260,900 3,445,900
Western Health 52,164,000 2,036,995 54,200,995
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,653,000 180,300 4,833,300
Yarram & District Health Service 0 455,200 455,200
Yarrawonga Health 0 736,700 736,700
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 207,000 207,000
Total 787,695,000 111,247,220 898,942,220

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 42,848,000 10,048,920 52,896,920
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,456,457 2,456,457
Alfred Health 278,489,696 24,733,564 303,223,260
Alpine Health 0 4,465,741 4,465,741
Austin Health 229,199,195 20,481,800 249,680,995
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 22,836,000 1,002,795 23,838,795
Ballarat Health Services 93,233,529 14,001,647 107,235,176
Barwon Health 173,608,527 19,637,759 193,246,286
Bass Coast Regional Health 15,577,000 557,795 16,134,795
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,721,421 1,721,421
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,635,798 1,635,798
Benalla Health 7,100,000 100,800 7,200,800
Bendigo Health Care Group 96,915,400 18,151,356 115,066,756
Boort District Health 0 929,671 929,671
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 7,583,000 311,700 7,894,700
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,472,489 1,472,489
Castlemaine Health 9,039,000 153,900 9,192,900
Central Gippsland Health Service 21,708,000 976,500 22,684,500
Cobram District Health 0 2,671,500 2,671,500
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,280,250 2,280,250
Colac Area Health 9,057,000 132,500 9,189,500
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 21,198,786 0 21,198,786
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 17,396,000 260,200 17,656,200
East Grampians Health Service 6,805,000 431,700 7,236,700
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,761,064 4,761,064
Eastern Health 271,966,194 42,551,634 314,517,828
Echuca Regional Health 18,573,000 852,900 19,425,900
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,394,239 1,394,239
Gippsland Southern Health Service 7,362,000 154,700 7,516,700
Goulburn Valley Health 61,290,536 11,188,763 72,479,299
Heathcote Health 0 1,031,750 1,031,750
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,599,601 3,599,601
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 848,092 848,092
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,009,967 1,009,967
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 794,805 794,805
Kerang District Health 0 2,552,227 2,552,227
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,425,948 5,425,948
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,035,697 2,035,697
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,699,000 41,100 5,740,100
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,028,172 4,028,172
Latrobe Regional Hospital 69,484,000 15,398,228 84,882,228
Lorne Community Hospital 0 990,904 990,904
Maldon Hospital 0 633,672 633,672
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,616,307 1,616,307
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,900,673 2,900,673
Maryborough District Health Service 7,072,000 185,400 7,257,400
Melbourne Health 242,676,287 61,079,603 303,755,890
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 116,728,659 14,112,696 130,841,355
Monash Health 474,775,501 55,408,004 530,183,505
Moyne Health Services 0 1,521,769 1,521,769
Nathalia District Hospital 0 765,076 765,076
Northeast Health Wangaratta 37,114,000 1,236,700 38,350,700
Northern Health 169,542,320 4,464,100 174,006,420
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,442,027 3,442,027
Omeo District Health 0 687,087 687,087
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,397,183 2,397,183
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,112,059 1,112,059
Peninsula Health 161,713,760 17,747,796 179,461,556
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 48,467,676 1,367,000 49,834,676
Portland District Health 10,406,104 166,700 10,572,804
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 36,469,000 6,164,108 42,633,108
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,364,478 2,364,478
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,264,040 2,264,040
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,627,442 3,627,442
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 5,008,112 5,008,112
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,312,022 2,312,022
South West Healthcare 43,858,978 8,517,643 52,376,621
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 162,113,536 23,306,720 185,420,256
Stawell Regional Health 5,568,000 164,400 5,732,400
Swan Hill District Health 13,009,000 360,400 13,369,400
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,360,317 1,360,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,178,996 2,178,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 164,374,467 10,807,695 175,182,162
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 33,717,000 726,200 34,443,200
The Royal Women's Hospital 83,412,000 2,080,700 85,492,700
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,538,518 1,538,518
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 1,574,045 1,574,045
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 22,159,000 22,159,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 26,685,000 962,700 27,647,700
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,731,981 5,731,981
Western District Health Service 14,355,000 1,571,900 15,926,900
Western Health 236,229,000 8,620,995 244,849,995
Wimmera Health Care Group 20,984,000 791,300 21,775,300
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,076,045 2,076,045
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,500,470 3,500,470
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 967,747 967,747
Total 3,596,240,151 518,862,280 4,115,102,431

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, October 2017

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 6,496 19,488
Alfred Health 13,343 53,371 160,112
Austin Health 13,133 52,531 157,594
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,143 4,571 13,714
Ballarat Health Services 4,366 17,462 52,386
Barwon Health 8,259 33,035 99,105
Bass Coast Regional Health 635 2,539 7,618
Benalla Health 401 1,604 4,811
Bendigo Health Care Group 4,570 18,279 54,837
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 444 1,777 5,331
Castlemaine Health 428 1,710 5,130
Central Gippsland Health Service 1,013 4,051 12,153
Colac Area Health 446 1,783 5,349
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 830 3,321 9,963
Djerriwarrh Health Services 657 2,629 7,888
East Grampians Health Service 317 1,267 3,802
Eastern Health 14,094 56,376 169,127
Echuca Regional Health 820 3,280 9,839
Gippsland Southern Health Service 294 1,178 3,533
Goulburn Valley Health 2,712 10,847 32,541
Kyabram & District Health Services 252 1,007 3,022
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,170 12,680 38,040
Maryborough District Health Service 276 1,103 3,308
Melbourne Health 10,497 41,988 125,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,331 21,325 63,974
Monash Health 24,476 97,905 293,714
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,753 7,013 21,038
Northern Health 8,291 33,163 99,490
Peninsula Health 8,164 32,657 97,971
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 1,814 7,256 21,768
Portland District Health 372 1,487 4,462
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,858 7,433 22,299
South West Healthcare 1,916 7,666 22,997
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,688 30,753 92,259
Stawell Regional Health 289 1,155 3,464
Swan Hill District Health 701 2,803 8,409
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,069 28,275 84,825
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,676 6,703 20,110
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,881 15,525 46,574
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,224 4,896 14,689
Western District Health Service 673 2,690 8,070
Western Health 12,004 48,015 144,045
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,069 4,276 12,827
Total 173,970 695,880 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.