Victorian report, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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, October 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 October 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
328,455,626 328,455,626 328,455,626
Commonwealth
Block funding
52,454,035 52,454,035 0 52,454,035
Commonwealth
Other funding
9,276,978 9,276,978 9,276,978
Total C'wealth
funding
390,186,639 328,455,626 52,454,035 9,276,978 390,186,639
VIC
funding
563,557,922 562,567,453 190,468 800,000 563,557,922
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 957,769,561 891,023,080 52,454,035 13,492,446 800,000 957,769,561

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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
1,465,424,777 1,465,424,777 1,465,424,777
Commonwealth
Block funding
200,549,214 200,549,214 200,549,214
Commonwealth
Other funding
35,658,590 35,658,590 35,658,590
Total C'wealth
funding
1,701,632,582 1,465,424,777 200,549,214 35,658,590 1,701,632,582
VIC
funding
2,349,213,850 2,345,106,811 907,039 3,200,000 2,349,213,850
Other state/territory funding 16,100,000 16,100,000 16,100,000
Total 4,066,946,432 3,810,531,589 200,549,214 52,665,629 3,200,000 4,066,946,432

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 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 October 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 52,454,035 52,454,035
State/territory Block funding 71,825,236 71,825,236
Total 124,279,271 122,701,823 1,577,448 124,279,271

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, October 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 October 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 200,549,214 200,549,214
State/territory Block funding 334,983,719 334,983,719
Total 535,532,933 529,212,490 6,320,443 535,532,933

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 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for October 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 642,922,923 642,922,923 2,750,192,857 2,750,192,857
Admitted mental health 33,991,861 33,991,861 143,969,023 143,969,023
Sub-acute 54,328,164 54,328,164 227,240,444 227,240,444
Emergency department 56,085,215 56,085,215 240,153,119 240,153,119
Non-admitted 103,694,917 103,694,917 448,976,146 448,976,146
Total ABF (Pool) 891,023,080 891,023,080 3,810,531,589 3,810,531,589
Block
Small rural hospitals 22,967,238 22,967,238 149,894,282 149,894,282
Teaching, training & research 26,815,368 26,815,368 89,368,384 89,368,384
Non-admitted mental health 74,381,778 74,381,778 265,053,007 265,053,007
Other non-admitted services 114,887 114,887 31,217,261 31,217,261
Total Block (SMF) 124,279,271 124,279,271 535,532,933 535,532,933
Other
Public health funding 9,276,978 9,276,978 35,658,590 35,658,590
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 19,300,000 19,300,000
Interest 190,468 190,468 907,039 907,039
Total Other (Pool) 14,292,446 14,292,446 55,865,629 55,865,629
Grand Total 1,029,594,797 1,029,594,797 4,401,930,151 4,401,930,151

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 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during October 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 11,101,213 2,179,796 13,281,009
Alexandra District Hospital 0 587,065 587,065
Alfred Health 67,513,662 5,917,850 73,431,512
Alpine Health 0 1,040,512 1,040,512
Austin Health 55,764,522 5,436,171 61,200,692
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,658,379 234,372 5,892,751
Ballarat Health Services 22,782,705 3,019,316 25,802,021
Barwon Health 42,325,667 4,459,298 46,784,965
Bass Coast Regional Health 4,147,283 134,119 4,281,403
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 428,800 428,800
Beechworth Health Service 0 429,991 429,991
Benalla Health 1,640,002 25,094 1,665,096
Bendigo Health Care Group 24,847,497 4,185,970 29,033,467
Boort District Health 0 222,513 222,513
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,762,666 65,837 1,828,503
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 351,120 351,120
Castlemaine Health 2,143,826 30,092 2,173,917
Central Gippsland Health Service 5,369,019 226,958 5,595,978
Cobram District Health 0 681,422 681,422
Cohuna District Hospital 0 552,491 552,491
Colac Area Health 2,253,940 29,868 2,283,808
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,538,298 0 4,538,298
Corryong Health 0 375,423 375,423
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,062,357 49,374 4,111,732
East Grampians Health Service 1,667,275 103,523 1,770,798
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,143,897 1,143,897
Eastern Health 66,670,737 9,610,742 76,281,479
Echuca Regional Health 4,735,693 223,260 4,958,952
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 329,112 329,112
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,761,457 49,682 1,811,138
Goulburn Valley Health 15,142,292 2,426,057 17,568,349
Heathcote Health 0 267,833 267,833
Hepburn Health Service 0 856,978 856,978
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 207,708 207,708
Heywood Rural Health 0 244,991 244,991
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 198,236 198,236
Kerang District Health 0 579,666 579,666
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,276,690 1,276,690
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 482,426 482,426
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,339,133 9,239 1,348,372
Kyneton District Health Service 0 936,535 936,535
Latrobe Regional Hospital 16,970,746 3,338,411 20,309,157
Lorne Community Hospital 0 230,435 230,435
Maldon Hospital 0 156,892 156,892
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 387,671 387,671
Mansfield District Hospital 0 651,292 651,292
Maryborough District Health Service 1,804,525 44,169 1,848,694
Melbourne Health 59,036,215 14,509,773 73,545,988
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 29,678,926 3,393,394 33,072,321
Monash Health 117,181,860 12,816,777 129,998,638
Moyne Health Services 0 374,663 374,663
Nathalia District Hospital 0 190,134 190,134
Northeast Health Wangaratta 9,276,136 314,405 9,590,540
Northern Health 42,341,080 1,007,090 43,348,170
Numurkah District Health Service 0 838,857 838,857
Omeo District Health 0 165,827 165,827
Orbost Regional Health 0 547,496 547,496
Otway Health & Community Services 0 274,541 274,541
Peninsula Health 39,662,499 4,183,374 43,845,873
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 13,009,536 301,808 13,311,344
Portland District Health 4,239,364 26,311 4,265,675
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 9,342,886 1,498,212 10,841,098
Robinvale District Health Services 0 545,339 545,339
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 542,099 542,099
Rural Northwest Health 0 836,937 836,937
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,127,661 1,127,661
South Gippsland Hospital 0 515,084 515,084
South West Healthcare 11,072,057 1,836,302 12,908,359
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 39,202,284 5,509,088 44,711,372
Stawell Regional Health 1,346,281 42,845 1,389,125
Swan Hill District Health 3,105,002 79,515 3,184,517
Tallangatta Health Service 0 368,058 368,058
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 494,863 494,863
The Royal Children's Hospital 39,673,970 2,661,427 42,335,397
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 8,398,036 164,352 8,562,388
The Royal Women's Hospital 16,522,400 384,492 16,906,892
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 349,590 349,590
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 5,779,330 5,779,330
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,545,134 236,198 6,781,332
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,343,542 1,343,542
Western District Health Service 3,626,993 359,385 3,986,378
Western Health 57,997,756 1,849,239 59,846,994
Wimmera Health Care Group 5,309,265 203,869 5,513,134
Yarram & District Health Service 0 486,651 486,651
Yarrawonga Health 0 852,309 852,309
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 225,437 225,437
Total 882,570,574 121,655,169 1,004,225,743

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at October 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 47,299,818 9,984,629 57,284,447
Alexandra District Hospital 0 2,511,376 2,511,376
Alfred Health 289,802,382 24,882,791 314,685,173
Alpine Health 0 4,450,080 4,450,080
Austin Health 236,508,474 23,254,960 259,763,434
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 23,914,098 1,002,935 24,917,033
Ballarat Health Services 96,061,431 14,129,145 110,190,577
Barwon Health 183,401,962 19,318,029 202,719,991
Bass Coast Regional Health 17,517,026 575,700 18,092,726
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,834,877 1,834,877
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,839,048 1,839,048
Benalla Health 7,148,101 107,331 7,255,432
Bendigo Health Care Group 104,443,815 18,749,317 123,193,132
Boort District Health 0 951,800 951,800
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 7,538,941 281,985 7,820,927
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,502,438 1,502,438
Castlemaine Health 9,115,271 128,610 9,243,882
Central Gippsland Health Service 22,742,672 970,689 23,713,361
Cobram District Health 0 2,914,538 2,914,538
Cohuna District Hospital 0 2,363,337 2,363,337
Colac Area Health 10,275,160 127,985 10,403,144
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 20,033,458 0 20,033,458
Corryong Health 0 1,606,134 1,606,134
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 16,787,246 211,539 16,998,785
East Grampians Health Service 7,045,959 443,476 7,489,435
East Wimmera Health Service 0 4,892,999 4,892,999
Eastern Health 283,697,714 40,978,625 324,676,338
Echuca Regional Health 20,140,673 957,431 21,098,104
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,407,679 1,407,679
Gippsland Southern Health Service 7,570,114 212,958 7,783,072
Goulburn Valley Health 63,438,065 11,037,777 74,475,842
Heathcote Health 0 1,146,403 1,146,403
Hepburn Health Service 0 3,665,470 3,665,470
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 888,958 888,958
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,048,071 1,048,071
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 848,103 848,103
Kerang District Health 0 2,478,686 2,478,686
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 5,460,792 5,460,792
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 2,062,703 2,062,703
Kyabram & District Health Services 5,741,471 39,375 5,780,846
Kyneton District Health Service 0 4,005,520 4,005,520
Latrobe Regional Hospital 70,235,187 15,385,982 85,621,169
Lorne Community Hospital 0 985,502 985,502
Maldon Hospital 0 670,634 670,634
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,658,018 1,658,018
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,785,699 2,785,699
Maryborough District Health Service 7,561,348 189,240 7,750,588
Melbourne Health 253,935,820 61,796,898 315,732,719
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 125,023,929 14,376,756 139,400,685
Monash Health 499,581,781 54,792,779 554,374,560
Moyne Health Services 0 1,602,458 1,602,458
Nathalia District Hospital 0 813,634 813,634
Northeast Health Wangaratta 39,425,827 1,345,747 40,771,574
Northern Health 181,091,543 4,308,207 185,399,750
Numurkah District Health Service 0 3,588,242 3,588,242
Omeo District Health 0 709,229 709,229
Orbost Regional Health 0 2,341,623 2,341,623
Otway Health & Community Services 0 1,174,562 1,174,562
Peninsula Health 170,278,525 17,620,267 187,898,792
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 53,277,926 1,302,757 54,580,683
Portland District Health 11,438,171 113,585 11,551,756
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 38,047,969 6,438,982 44,486,951
Robinvale District Health Services 0 2,332,638 2,332,638
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 2,318,998 2,318,998
Rural Northwest Health 0 3,579,998 3,579,998
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 4,823,933 4,823,933
South Gippsland Hospital 0 2,203,507 2,203,507
South West Healthcare 46,278,469 8,326,640 54,605,109
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 169,007,454 23,293,492 192,300,946
Stawell Regional Health 5,686,430 183,390 5,869,820
Swan Hill District Health 13,809,966 342,842 14,152,807
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,574,877 1,574,877
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 2,116,143 2,116,143
The Royal Children's Hospital 168,506,628 11,384,381 179,891,009
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 35,225,794 703,458 35,929,253
The Royal Women's Hospital 92,192,203 2,168,489 94,360,692
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,494,700 1,494,700
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 24,879,309 24,879,309
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 28,059,903 1,009,886 29,069,788
West Wimmera Health Service 0 5,746,786 5,746,786
Western District Health Service 15,070,402 1,538,452 16,608,854
Western Health 248,707,671 7,913,505 256,621,176
Wimmera Health Care Group 21,899,618 872,030 22,771,648
Yarram & District Health Service 0 2,081,892 2,081,892
Yarrawonga Health 0 3,645,114 3,645,114
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 963,806 963,806
Total 3,774,566,413 524,773,368 4,299,339,781

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 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for October 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 6,796 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 56,192 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 45,116 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 4,840 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 19,068 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 35,192 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 3,184 9,538
Benalla Health 333 1,332 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 21,408 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 1,156 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 1,724 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 3,860 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 1,640 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 4,496 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 2,828 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 1,248 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 60,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 3,868 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 1,100 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 11,500 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 1,028 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 13,484 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 1,292 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 46,740 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 23,404 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 100,708 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 7,488 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 40,108 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 35,976 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 9,472 28,421
Portland District Health 497 1,988 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 7,696 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 9,304 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 31,356 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 1,056 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 2,668 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 30,176 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 6,788 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 16,016 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 5,440 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 2,748 8,249
Western Health 13,144 52,576 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 4,284 12,835
Total 184,586 738,344 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.