Victorian report, April 2019

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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 April 2019 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, April 2019

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for April 2019 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, April 2019

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 April 2019.

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
345,602,953 345,602,953 345,602,953
Commonwealth
Block funding
85,297,860 85,297,860 0 85,297,860
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,223,473 8,223,473 8,223,473
Total C'wealth
funding
439,124,285 345,602,953 85,297,860 8,223,473 439,124,285
VIC
funding
430,393,203 401,580,566 28,012,637 800,000 430,393,203
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 873,542,488 747,183,519 85,297,860 40,261,110 800,000 873,542,488

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2019

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 April 2019.

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
3,590,223,338 3,686,280,715 3,686,280,715
Commonwealth
Block funding
538,850,322 538,850,322 538,850,322
Commonwealth
Other funding
88,878,559 88,878,559 88,878,559
Total C'wealth
funding
4,217,952,220 3,686,280,715 538,850,322 88,878,559 4,314,009,597
VIC
funding
4,812,749,179 4,766,484,369 38,264,810 8,000,000 4,812,749,179
Other state/territory funding 40,250,000 40,250,000 40,250,000
Total 9,070,951,399 8,452,765,084 538,850,322 167,393,369 8,000,000 9,167,008,776

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.

Total ABF receipts of $96.1million were paid into the Victorian pool account in June 2018 in relation to the Commonwealth Treasurer’s Determination for 2015-16 and the six months reconciliation for 2016-17. These funds were cashflowed to LHNs from November 2018.

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.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, April 2019

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 April 2019.

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 85,297,860 85,297,860
State/territory Block funding 222,250,525 222,250,525
Total 307,548,384 301,759,711 5,788,673 307,548,384

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, April 2019

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 April 2019.

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 538,850,322 538,850,322
State/territory Block funding 868,733,763 868,733,763
Total 1,407,584,086 1,373,210,670 34,373,416 1,407,584,086

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.

NHR funding and payments by service category

Table 3 – NHR funding and payments by service category – Victoria, April 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for April 2019. 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 497,771,369 497,771,369 6,086,248,503 6,086,248,503
Admitted mental health 34,007,752 34,007,752 320,804,864 320,804,864
Sub-acute 53,806,292 53,806,292 506,547,316 506,547,316
Emergency department 56,215,160 56,215,160 538,044,936 538,044,936
Non-admitted 105,382,947 105,382,947 1,001,119,465 1,001,119,465
Total ABF (Pool) 747,183,519 747,183,519 8,452,765,084 8,452,765,084
Block
Small rural hospitals 23,846,003 23,846,003 516,348,636 516,348,636
Teaching, training & research 31,692,203 31,692,203 310,681,260 310,681,260
Non-admitted mental health 77,870,368 77,870,368 427,146,863 427,146,863
Other non-admitted services 174,139,811 174,139,811 153,407,326 153,407,326
Total Block (SMF) 307,548,384 307,548,384 1,407,584,086 1,407,584,086
Other
Public health funding 8,223,473 8,223,473 88,878,559 88,878,559
Overdeposit 27,871,886 27,871,886 36,707,030 36,707,030
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 48,250,000 48,250,000
Interest 140,751 140,751 1,557,780 1,557,780
Total Other (Pool) 41,061,110 41,061,110 175,393,369 175,393,369
Grand Total 1,095,793,013 1,095,793,013 10,035,742,539 10,035,742,539

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.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, April 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during April 2019.

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 11,003,278 2,349,994 13,353,272
Alexandra District Hospital 0 591,533 591,533
Alfred Health 68,006,199 6,128,971 74,135,170
Alpine Health 0 1,044,497 1,044,497
Austin Health 55,546,194 5,520,271 61,066,465
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 5,558,483 240,996 5,799,478
Ballarat Health Services 22,497,341 3,327,038 25,824,379
Barwon Health 16,864,255 31,368,158 48,232,412
Bass Coast Regional Health 4,149,919 130,105 4,280,023
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 421,205 421,205
Beechworth Health Service 0 434,241 434,241
Benalla Health 1,678,568 26,755 1,705,323
Bendigo Health Care Group 24,203,851 4,922,129 29,125,979
Boort District Health 0 230,062 230,062
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,729,426 73,445 1,802,871
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 338,893 338,893
Castlemaine Health 2,125,043 33,457 2,158,500
Central Gippsland Health Service 5,308,705 227,966 5,536,672
Cobram District Health 0 679,101 679,101
Cohuna District Hospital 0 627,041 627,041
Colac Area Health 3,032,849 30,057 3,062,907
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 5,382,806 0 5,382,806
Corryong Health 0 363,095 363,095
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,978,446 50,959 4,029,405
East Grampians Health Service 1,677,701 185,495 1,863,196
East Wimmera Health Service 0 1,242,453 1,242,453
Eastern Health 66,878,801 10,135,406 77,014,208
Echuca Regional Health 4,825,087 223,211 5,048,299
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 337,766 337,766
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,967,980 49,689 2,017,669
Goulburn Valley Health 15,206,753 2,629,866 17,836,619
Heathcote Health 0 268,631 268,631
Hepburn Health Service 0 858,762 858,762
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 199,557 199,557
Heywood Rural Health 0 249,909 249,909
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 240,233 240,233
Kerang District Health 0 642,322 642,322
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,279,867 1,279,867
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 493,132 493,132
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,370,786 8,930 1,379,715
Kyneton District Health Service 0 959,801 959,801
Latrobe Regional Hospital 16,744,347 3,804,703 20,549,050
Lorne Community Hospital 0 263,335 263,335
Maldon Hospital 0 159,699 159,699
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 423,858 423,858
Mansfield District Hospital 0 716,645 716,645
Maryborough District Health Service 1,765,654 49,769 1,815,422
Melbourne Health 60,614,702 15,244,446 75,859,148
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 29,301,953 3,669,490 32,971,443
Monash Health 32,817,170 102,147,733 134,964,903
Moyne Health Services 0 378,771 378,771
Nathalia District Hospital 0 271,696 271,696
Northeast Health Wangaratta 9,425,828 378,934 9,804,762
Northern Health 44,838,200 1,077,900 45,916,099
Numurkah District Health Service 0 839,700 839,700
Omeo District Health 0 183,131 183,131
Orbost Regional Health 0 609,631 609,631
Otway Health & Community Services 0 277,361 277,361
Peninsula Health 39,642,375 4,341,203 43,983,578
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 14,155,065 318,546 14,473,611
Portland District Health 2,212,435 28,936 2,241,371
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 9,017,937 1,547,207 10,565,144
Robinvale District Health Services 0 532,296 532,296
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 541,429 541,429
Rural Northwest Health 0 849,868 849,868
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 1,143,055 1,143,055
South Gippsland Hospital 0 521,964 521,964
South West Healthcare 11,032,995 1,947,690 12,980,685
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 39,885,582 5,741,056 45,626,638
Stawell Regional Health 1,397,329 40,292 1,437,621
Swan Hill District Health 3,288,392 73,663 3,362,055
Tallangatta Health Service 0 334,362 334,362
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 494,781 494,781
The Royal Children's Hospital 39,448,682 2,669,570 42,118,252
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 8,304,212 169,345 8,473,557
The Royal Women's Hospital 17,975,352 253,130 18,228,482
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 347,059 347,059
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 5,787,681 5,787,681
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 6,639,684 239,943 6,879,627
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,356,337 1,356,337
Western District Health Service 3,751,619 348,067 4,099,687
Western Health 18,239,139 59,477,455 77,716,594
Wimmera Health Care Group 5,160,626 184,493 5,345,118
Yarram & District Health Service 0 564,549 564,549
Yarrawonga Health 0 856,351 856,351
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 284,465 284,465
Total 738,651,748 300,656,592 1,039,308,340

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, April 2019

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at April 2019.

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 108,344,994 22,239,609 130,584,603
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,738,879 5,738,879
Alfred Health 651,533,225 56,697,399 708,230,623
Alpine Health 0 10,037,743 10,037,743
Austin Health 535,535,526 52,284,818 587,820,344
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 52,966,864 2,224,425 55,191,290
Ballarat Health Services 221,993,506 31,382,522 253,376,028
Barwon Health 388,175,609 70,053,683 458,229,292
Bass Coast Regional Health 39,544,182 1,178,630 40,722,812
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 4,011,557 4,011,557
Beechworth Health Service 0 4,196,694 4,196,694
Benalla Health 15,972,072 253,251 16,225,323
Bendigo Health Care Group 230,320,703 42,682,349 273,003,052
Boort District Health 0 2,322,694 2,322,694
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 16,412,906 658,857 17,071,763
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,245,426 3,245,426
Castlemaine Health 20,040,584 316,816 20,357,400
Central Gippsland Health Service 50,355,887 2,156,172 52,512,059
Cobram District Health 0 6,503,247 6,503,247
Cohuna District Hospital 0 5,387,535 5,387,535
Colac Area Health 24,345,796 284,925 24,630,721
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 51,013,771 0 51,013,771
Corryong Health 0 3,472,570 3,472,570
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 40,500,780 482,401 40,983,181
East Grampians Health Service 15,770,494 1,107,617 16,878,111
East Wimmera Health Service 0 10,922,291 10,922,291
Eastern Health 644,832,342 94,077,297 738,909,639
Echuca Regional Health 45,412,169 2,180,925 47,593,094
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,243,913 3,243,913
Gippsland Southern Health Service 16,932,865 470,165 17,403,029
Goulburn Valley Health 145,361,584 24,665,998 170,027,582
Heathcote Health 0 2,580,853 2,580,853
Hepburn Health Service 0 8,806,671 8,806,671
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,897,941 1,897,941
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,249,290 2,249,290
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,281,146 2,281,146
Kerang District Health 0 5,700,416 5,700,416
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 12,615,565 12,615,565
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,652,302 4,652,302
Kyabram & District Health Services 12,601,856 84,185 12,686,042
Kyneton District Health Service 0 9,198,062 9,198,062
Latrobe Regional Hospital 157,014,988 34,276,343 191,291,331
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,166,371 2,166,371
Maldon Hospital 0 1,520,270 1,520,270
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,767,899 3,767,899
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,311,878 6,311,878
Maryborough District Health Service 16,776,251 520,653 17,296,904
Melbourne Health 576,676,772 140,738,829 717,415,601
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 281,533,482 32,610,833 314,144,316
Monash Health 1,043,828,740 211,682,314 1,255,511,053
Moyne Health Services 0 3,530,940 3,530,940
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,887,049 1,887,049
Northeast Health Wangaratta 90,127,043 2,958,568 93,085,611
Northern Health 423,698,658 10,023,005 433,721,664
Numurkah District Health Service 0 8,014,082 8,014,082
Omeo District Health 0 1,685,318 1,685,318
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,146,778 5,146,778
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,636,520 2,636,520
Peninsula Health 380,164,488 40,127,044 420,291,532
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 123,480,548 6,249,429 129,729,977
Portland District Health 27,208,458 276,125 27,484,583
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 85,546,375 14,484,272 100,030,647
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,071,716 5,071,716
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,167,921 5,167,921
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,205,569 8,205,569
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 11,170,773 11,170,773
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,019,970 5,019,970
South West Healthcare 106,299,570 18,342,114 124,641,684
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 379,082,686 53,049,240 432,131,927
Stawell Regional Health 12,579,538 382,259 12,961,796
Swan Hill District Health 30,716,573 703,713 31,420,286
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,189,579 3,189,579
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,777,185 4,777,185
The Royal Children's Hospital 374,907,950 25,037,365 399,945,314
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 80,777,219 1,574,098 82,351,318
The Royal Women's Hospital 181,392,473 4,082,592 185,475,065
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,333,794 3,333,794
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 55,087,346 55,087,346
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 62,739,735 2,273,564 65,013,298
West Wimmera Health Service 0 12,694,142 12,694,142
Western District Health Service 34,889,779 3,301,941 38,191,721
Western Health 523,120,991 78,384,809 601,505,800
Wimmera Health Care Group 50,876,125 1,753,411 52,629,536
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,781,083 4,781,083
Yarrawonga Health 0 8,337,955 8,337,955
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,246,856 2,246,856
Total 8,371,406,161 1,363,130,349 9,734,536,510

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.

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, April 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for April 2019, 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 16,990 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 140,480 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 112,790 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 12,100 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 47,670 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 87,980 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 7,960 9,538
Benalla Health 333 3,330 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 53,520 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 2,890 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 4,310 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 9,650 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 4,100 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 11,240 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 7,070 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 3,120 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 150,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 9,670 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,750 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 28,750 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 2,570 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 33,710 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 3,230 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 116,850 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 58,510 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 251,770 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 18,720 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 100,270 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 89,940 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 23,680 28,421
Portland District Health 497 4,970 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 19,240 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 23,260 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 78,390 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 2,640 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 6,670 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 75,440 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 16,970 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 40,040 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 13,600 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 6,870 8,249
Western Health 13,144 131,440 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 10,710 12,835
Total 184,586 1,845,860 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.