Victorian report, June 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 June 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, June 2019

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for June 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, June 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 June 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
299,626,532 299,626,532 299,626,532
Commonwealth
Block funding
85,276,259 85,276,259 0 85,276,259
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,223,473 8,223,473 8,223,473
Total C'wealth
funding
393,126,264 299,626,532 85,276,259 8,223,473 393,126,264
VIC
funding
224,931,304 223,498,181 633,122 800,000 224,931,304
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 622,082,568 523,124,714 85,276,259 12,881,595 800,000 622,082,568

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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
4,235,452,824 4,331,510,200 4,331,510,200
Commonwealth
Block funding
709,424,441 709,424,441 709,424,441
Commonwealth
Other funding
105,325,505 105,325,505 105,325,505
Total C'wealth
funding
5,050,202,770 4,331,510,200 709,424,441 105,325,505 5,146,260,146
VIC
funding
5,443,302,101 5,392,307,310 41,394,792 9,600,000 5,443,302,101
Other state/territory funding 48,300,000 48,300,000 48,300,000
Total 10,541,804,871 9,723,817,510 709,424,441 195,020,296 9,600,000 10,637,862,248

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, June 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 June 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 85,276,259 85,276,259
State/territory Block funding -380,964 -380,964
Total 84,895,295 77,669,022 7,226,273 84,895,295

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, June 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 June 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 709,424,441 709,424,441
State/territory Block funding 892,509,194 892,509,194
Total 1,601,933,636 1,556,127,633 45,806,002 1,601,933,636

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, June 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for June 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 385,716,176 385,716,176 7,020,603,872 7,020,603,872
Admitted mental health 18,592,502 18,592,502 366,589,765 366,589,765
Sub-acute 29,717,008 29,717,008 579,345,564 579,345,564
Emergency department 30,806,352 30,806,352 613,821,568 613,821,568
Non-admitted 58,292,676 58,292,676 1,143,456,741 1,143,456,741
Total ABF (Pool) 523,124,714 523,124,714 9,723,817,510 9,723,817,510
Block
Small rural hospitals 15,250,010 15,250,010 625,293,744 625,293,744
Teaching, training & research 24,775,207 24,775,207 321,238,324 321,238,324
Non-admitted mental health 44,328,063 44,328,063 461,859,633 461,859,633
Other non-admitted services 542,015 542,015 193,541,935 193,541,935
Total Block (SMF) 84,895,295 84,895,295 1,601,933,636 1,601,933,636
Other
Public health funding 8,223,473 8,223,473 105,325,505 105,325,505
Overdeposit 499,616 499,616 39,669,871 39,669,871
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 57,900,000 57,900,000
Interest 133,506 133,506 1,724,921 1,724,921
Total Other (Pool) 13,681,595 13,681,595 204,620,296 204,620,296
Grand Total 621,701,604 621,701,604 11,530,371,442 11,530,371,442

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, June 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during June 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 6,316,603 1,208,615 7,525,217
Alexandra District Hospital 0 337,211 337,211
Alfred Health 38,418,834 3,749,960 42,168,793
Alpine Health 0 646,754 646,754
Austin Health 35,144,433 3,655,384 38,799,818
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 3,157,938 270,781 3,428,719
Ballarat Health Services 12,766,094 2,128,673 14,894,767
Barwon Health 24,419,468 2,936,247 27,355,715
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,660,384 231,195 2,891,580
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 504,636 504,636
Beechworth Health Service 0 262,273 262,273
Benalla Health 960,511 33,862 994,373
Bendigo Health Care Group 14,492,537 2,673,136 17,165,673
Boort District Health 0 131,519 131,519
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 979,407 48,755 1,028,162
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 264,750 264,750
Castlemaine Health 1,232,714 18,389 1,251,103
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,044,925 128,673 3,173,598
Cobram District Health 0 0 0
Cohuna District Hospital 0 324,650 324,650
Colac Area Health 790,866 103,423 894,289
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 2,949,241 0 2,949,241
Corryong Health 0 208,701 208,701
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,296,851 68,491 2,365,342
East Grampians Health Service 968,244 168,926 1,137,170
East Wimmera Health Service 0 963,177 963,177
Eastern Health 37,567,456 6,074,220 43,641,676
Echuca Regional Health 5,022,808 244,139 5,266,947
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 500,446 500,446
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,038,237 27,105 1,065,342
Goulburn Valley Health 8,643,373 1,489,774 10,133,147
Great Ocean Health 0 206,934 206,934
Heathcote Health 0 168,419 168,419
Hepburn Health Service 0 564,660 564,660
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 129,065 129,065
Heywood Rural Health 0 136,730 136,730
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 121,613 121,613
Kerang District Health 0 352,586 352,586
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,187,940 1,187,940
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 322,980 322,980
Kyabram & District Health Services 765,298 4,824 770,122
Kyneton District Health Service 0 608,058 608,058
Latrobe Regional Hospital 9,363,970 2,101,852 11,465,822
Lorne Community Hospital 0 0 0
Maldon Hospital 0 97,281 97,281
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 232,891 232,891
Mansfield District Hospital 0 411,448 411,448
Maryborough District Health Service 1,048,431 120,313 1,168,744
Melbourne Health 33,547,109 9,082,856 42,629,964
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 17,676,513 1,977,628 19,654,141
Monash Health 66,759,408 7,463,056 74,222,464
Moyne Health Services 0 240,137 240,137
Nathalia District Hospital 0 730,911 730,911
Northeast Health Wangaratta 5,249,811 110,326 5,360,137
Northern Health 24,250,982 506,173 24,757,156
Numurkah District Health Service 0 0 0
Omeo District Health 0 96,401 96,401
Orbost Regional Health 0 311,549 311,549
Otway Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Peninsula Health 22,568,954 2,456,116 25,025,070
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 9,234,788 181,854 9,416,643
Portland District Health 2,773,849 87,494 2,861,343
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 5,067,749 818,560 5,886,309
Robinvale District Health Services 0 364,561 364,561
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 344,834 344,834
Rural Northwest Health 0 573,865 573,865
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 664,170 664,170
South Gippsland Hospital 0 303,356 303,356
South West Healthcare 6,270,607 1,263,784 7,534,391
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 22,297,838 3,156,276 25,454,114
Stawell Regional Health 760,417 21,425 781,842
Swan Hill District Health 3,347,099 109,368 3,456,467
Tallangatta Health Service 0 218,877 218,877
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 286,494 286,494
The Royal Children's Hospital 22,392,548 1,567,158 23,959,706
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 4,608,637 87,587 4,696,224
The Royal Women's Hospital 13,064,430 475,979 13,540,408
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 198,402 198,402
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,491,249 3,491,249
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 3,750,114 171,777 3,921,891
West Wimmera Health Service 0 812,367 812,367
Western District Health Service 2,030,518 160,702 2,191,220
Western Health 34,558,309 1,448,387 36,006,697
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,969,336 156,180 4,125,516
Yarram & District Health Service 0 286,774 286,774
Yarrawonga Health 0 526,437 526,437
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 144,373 144,373
Total 518,227,639 77,068,900 595,296,538

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at June 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 123,451,724 25,330,244 148,781,967
Alexandra District Hospital 0 6,549,252 6,549,252
Alfred Health 746,356,329 65,411,135 811,767,464
Alpine Health 0 11,519,905 11,519,905
Austin Health 615,096,651 60,336,022 675,432,672
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 60,568,515 2,757,990 63,326,505
Ballarat Health Services 257,836,451 36,035,627 293,872,079
Barwon Health 447,904,980 76,712,105 524,617,085
Bass Coast Regional Health 45,991,788 1,514,354 47,506,143
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 5,053,254 5,053,254
Beechworth Health Service 0 4,806,193 4,806,193
Benalla Health 18,272,776 308,440 18,581,217
Bendigo Health Care Group 264,177,790 49,104,949 313,282,739
Boort District Health 0 2,984,657 2,984,657
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 18,775,404 762,317 19,537,721
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,781,258 3,781,258
Castlemaine Health 24,918,590 361,929 25,280,518
Central Gippsland Health Service 57,641,746 2,466,836 60,108,582
Cobram District Health 0 7,246,328 7,246,328
Cohuna District Hospital 0 6,299,020 6,299,020
Colac Area Health 26,609,937 412,353 27,022,290
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 58,378,094 0 58,378,094
Corryong Health 0 3,971,773 3,971,773
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 47,677,100 591,433 48,268,533
East Grampians Health Service 18,364,568 1,428,960 19,793,528
East Wimmera Health Service 0 12,866,404 12,866,404
Eastern Health 735,714,358 108,209,242 843,923,600
Echuca Regional Health 54,211,569 2,603,811 56,815,379
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 4,311,083 4,311,083
Gippsland Southern Health Service 19,379,203 537,087 19,916,291
Goulburn Valley Health 165,925,106 28,323,577 194,248,683
Great Ocean Health 0 206,934 206,934
Heathcote Health 0 2,964,194 2,964,194
Hepburn Health Service 0 10,054,334 10,054,334
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 2,186,608 2,186,608
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,572,937 2,572,937
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,564,694 2,564,694
Kerang District Health 0 6,514,732 6,514,732
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 15,027,131 15,027,131
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 5,364,329 5,364,329
Kyabram & District Health Services 14,424,381 96,078 14,520,459
Kyneton District Health Service 0 10,641,652 10,641,652
Latrobe Regional Hospital 179,562,423 39,406,878 218,969,301
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,419,566 2,419,566
Maldon Hospital 0 1,745,275 1,745,275
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 4,313,792 4,313,792
Mansfield District Hospital 0 7,380,866 7,380,866
Maryborough District Health Service 19,489,603 680,887 20,170,490
Melbourne Health 657,930,461 162,367,644 820,298,105
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 325,662,820 37,586,715 363,249,535
Monash Health 1,209,514,742 229,659,023 1,439,173,765
Moyne Health Services 0 4,065,177 4,065,177
Nathalia District Hospital 0 2,844,468 2,844,468
Northeast Health Wangaratta 102,771,306 3,377,346 106,148,652
Northern Health 482,337,815 11,409,004 493,746,819
Numurkah District Health Service 0 8,685,690 8,685,690
Omeo District Health 0 1,961,671 1,961,671
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,877,586 5,877,586
Otway Health & Community Services 0 3,008,275 3,008,275
Peninsula Health 437,561,428 46,063,444 483,624,872
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 142,900,941 6,679,492 149,580,433
Portland District Health 31,754,275 387,047 32,141,322
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 97,771,007 16,547,530 114,318,537
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,861,919 5,861,919
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,985,792 5,985,792
Rural Northwest Health 0 9,452,146 9,452,146
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 12,749,300 12,749,300
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,881,828 5,881,828
South West Healthcare 122,132,940 21,235,564 143,368,503
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 433,009,594 60,730,094 493,739,687
Stawell Regional Health 14,644,024 435,985 15,080,009
Swan Hill District Health 36,660,551 872,726 37,533,277
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,675,835 3,675,835
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,459,342 5,459,342
The Royal Children's Hospital 435,316,213 28,720,561 464,036,773
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 91,978,146 1,794,358 93,772,503
The Royal Women's Hospital 209,583,341 4,885,100 214,468,441
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,809,722 3,809,722
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 63,257,607 63,257,607
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 71,725,521 2,637,273 74,362,794
West Wimmera Health Service 0 14,556,596 14,556,596
Western District Health Service 40,355,234 3,741,605 44,096,838
Western Health 605,935,062 81,798,562 687,733,624
Wimmera Health Care Group 60,183,315 2,057,276 62,240,591
Yarram & District Health Service 0 5,584,660 5,584,660
Yarrawonga Health 0 9,549,350 9,549,350
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,573,231 2,573,231
Total 9,630,457,817 1,544,564,967 11,175,022,784

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, June 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for June 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 1,704 20,393 20,393
Alfred Health 14,055 168,583 168,583
Austin Health 11,285 135,354 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,197 14,507 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,777 57,214 57,214
Barwon Health 8,790 105,568 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 782 9,538 9,538
Benalla Health 334 3,997 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,345 64,217 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 294 3,473 3,473
Castlemaine Health 420 5,161 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 974 11,589 11,589
Colac Area Health 407 4,917 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,120 13,484 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 712 8,489 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 308 3,740 3,417
Eastern Health 15,016 180,016 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 970 11,607 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 277 3,302 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,872 34,497 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 244 3,071 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,364 40,445 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 3,876 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,684 140,219 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,849 70,210 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 302,124 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,878 22,470 22,470
Northern Health 10,039 120,336 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,982 107,916 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,373 28,421 28,421
Portland District Health 502 5,969 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,922 23,086 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,331 27,917 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,844 94,073 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 258 3,162 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 659 7,996 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,537 90,521 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,694 20,361 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 3,997 48,041 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,364 16,324 16,324
Western District Health Service 692 8,249 8,249
Western Health 13,148 157,732 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,054 12,835 12,835
Total 184,554 2,215,000 2,214,677

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.