Victorian report, March 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 March 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, March 2019

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for March 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, March 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 March 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
378,773,292 378,773,292 378,773,292
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 0 49,365,060
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,814,180 8,814,180 8,814,180
Total C'wealth
funding
436,952,532 378,773,292 49,365,060 8,814,180 436,952,532
VIC
funding
369,433,654 368,535,763 97,891 800,000 369,433,654
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 810,411,186 747,309,055 49,365,060 12,937,071 800,000 810,411,186

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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
3,244,620,385 3,340,677,762 3,340,677,762
Commonwealth
Block funding
453,552,463 453,552,463 453,552,463
Commonwealth
Other funding
80,655,087 80,655,087 80,655,087
Total C'wealth
funding
3,778,827,935 3,340,677,762 453,552,463 80,655,087 3,874,885,312
VIC
funding
4,382,355,976 4,364,903,803 10,252,173 7,200,000 4,382,355,976
Other state/territory funding 36,225,000 36,225,000 36,225,000
Total 8,197,408,911 7,705,581,565 453,552,463 127,132,260 7,200,000 8,293,466,288

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, March 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 March 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 49,365,060 49,365,060
State/territory Block funding 67,151,718 67,151,718
Total 116,516,777 109,396,681 7,120,097 116,516,777

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 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 March 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 453,552,463 453,552,463
State/territory Block funding 646,483,238 646,483,238
Total 1,100,035,701 1,071,450,958 28,584,743 1,100,035,701

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, March 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 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 537,300,448 537,300,448 5,588,477,134 5,588,477,134
Admitted mental health 27,191,575 27,191,575 286,797,112 286,797,112
Sub-acute 48,414,620 48,414,620 452,741,024 452,741,024
Emergency department 44,964,956 44,964,956 481,829,776 481,829,776
Non-admitted 89,437,457 89,437,457 895,736,519 895,736,519
Total ABF (Pool) 747,309,055 747,309,055 7,705,581,565 7,705,581,565
Block
Small rural hospitals 20,538,051 20,538,051 438,034,757 438,034,757
Teaching, training & research 32,603,740 32,603,740 131,575,301 131,575,301
Non-admitted mental health 62,367,435 62,367,435 403,744,371 403,744,371
Other non-admitted services 1,007,552 1,007,552 126,681,272 126,681,272
Total Block (SMF) 116,516,777 116,516,777 1,100,035,701 1,100,035,701
Other
Public health funding 8,814,180 8,814,180 80,655,087 80,655,087
Overdeposit 0 0 8,835,144 8,835,144
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 43,425,000 43,425,000
Interest 97,891 97,891 1,417,029 1,417,029
Total Other (Pool) 13,737,071 13,737,071 134,332,260 134,332,260
Grand Total 877,562,904 877,562,904 8,939,949,526 8,939,949,526

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, March 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 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 9,784,777 1,876,603 11,661,380
Alexandra District Hospital 0 503,631 503,631
Alfred Health 54,381,596 5,189,362 59,570,958
Alpine Health 0 865,876 865,876
Austin Health 48,445,501 4,850,338 53,295,839
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,051,708 192,460 4,244,169
Ballarat Health Services 18,124,191 2,665,858 20,790,049
Barwon Health 34,451,763 3,807,651 38,259,414
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,287,222 104,796 3,392,018
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 367,529 367,529
Beechworth Health Service 0 435,962 435,962
Benalla Health 1,340,193 21,327 1,361,520
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,465,270 3,652,117 23,117,388
Boort District Health 0 210,913 210,913
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,955,858 53,971 2,009,829
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 301,552 301,552
Castlemaine Health 1,686,291 26,724 1,713,016
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,240,933 181,719 4,422,653
Cobram District Health 0 519,385 519,385
Cohuna District Hospital 0 467,303 467,303
Colac Area Health 1,779,825 24,005 1,803,830
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 8,753,438 0 8,753,438
Corryong Health 0 188,664 188,664
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,179,468 40,542 3,220,010
East Grampians Health Service 1,325,830 82,417 1,408,247
East Wimmera Health Service 0 936,405 936,405
Eastern Health 61,647,582 8,224,924 69,872,506
Echuca Regional Health 3,776,591 178,501 3,955,092
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 347,785 347,785
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,282,737 39,818 1,322,556
Goulburn Valley Health 11,991,079 2,119,002 14,110,082
Heathcote Health 0 245,391 245,391
Hepburn Health Service 0 1,323,473 1,323,473
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 190,071 190,071
Heywood Rural Health 0 217,385 217,385
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 492,403 492,403
Kerang District Health 0 492,199 492,199
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,047,524 1,047,524
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 419,516 419,516
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,057,226 7,069 1,064,295
Kyneton District Health Service 0 791,001 791,001
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,325,325 2,931,642 16,256,967
Lorne Community Hospital 0 208,664 208,664
Maldon Hospital 0 158,193 158,193
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 343,470 343,470
Mansfield District Hospital 0 538,008 538,008
Maryborough District Health Service 1,414,921 39,921 1,454,842
Melbourne Health 48,519,308 13,363,306 61,882,614
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,630,150 2,856,319 26,486,469
Monash Health 94,149,517 10,570,746 104,720,264
Moyne Health Services 0 324,569 324,569
Nathalia District Hospital 0 181,976 181,976
Northeast Health Wangaratta 8,029,186 238,858 8,268,044
Northern Health 44,067,138 868,859 44,935,998
Numurkah District Health Service 0 702,076 702,076
Omeo District Health 0 105,421 105,421
Orbost Regional Health 0 449,728 449,728
Otway Health & Community Services 0 252,224 252,224
Peninsula Health 32,025,994 3,478,130 35,504,124
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 12,015,636 3,535,581 15,551,217
Portland District Health 1,771,968 23,429 1,795,397
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,156,882 1,245,891 8,402,773
Robinvale District Health Services 0 456,111 456,111
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 463,505 463,505
Rural Northwest Health 0 703,180 703,180
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 944,825 944,825
South Gippsland Hospital 0 408,502 408,502
South West Healthcare 10,176,029 1,559,239 11,735,267
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 33,571,561 4,655,788 38,227,349
Stawell Regional Health 1,054,069 32,301 1,086,370
Swan Hill District Health 2,570,612 59,450 2,630,062
Tallangatta Health Service 0 297,849 297,849
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 426,132 426,132
The Royal Children's Hospital 31,735,601 2,115,862 33,851,463
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,592,289 132,673 6,724,962
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,679,014 371,431 13,050,445
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 307,994 307,994
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,629,012 4,629,012
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,235,672 193,151 5,428,823
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,080,556 1,080,556
Western District Health Service 2,834,936 278,690 3,113,626
Western Health 47,149,524 1,790,237 48,939,761
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,087,854 147,210 4,235,063
Yarram & District Health Service 0 413,706 413,706
Yarrawonga Health 0 715,427 715,427
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 212,471 212,471
Total 739,802,266 108,515,484 848,317,750

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 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 97,341,716 19,889,615 117,231,331
Alexandra District Hospital 0 5,147,346 5,147,346
Alfred Health 583,527,026 50,568,428 634,095,454
Alpine Health 0 8,993,246 8,993,246
Austin Health 479,989,332 46,764,547 526,753,879
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 47,408,381 1,983,430 49,391,811
Ballarat Health Services 199,496,165 28,055,484 227,551,649
Barwon Health 371,311,354 38,685,525 409,996,879
Bass Coast Regional Health 35,394,263 1,048,526 36,442,789
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,590,352 3,590,352
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,762,453 3,762,453
Benalla Health 14,293,504 226,496 14,520,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 206,116,853 37,760,220 243,877,073
Boort District Health 0 2,092,632 2,092,632
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 14,683,480 585,412 15,268,892
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,906,532 2,906,532
Castlemaine Health 17,915,541 283,359 18,198,900
Central Gippsland Health Service 45,047,182 1,928,206 46,975,388
Cobram District Health 0 5,824,146 5,824,146
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,760,494 4,760,494
Colac Area Health 21,312,947 254,868 21,567,814
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 45,630,965 0 45,630,965
Corryong Health 0 3,109,475 3,109,475
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 36,522,334 431,442 36,953,776
East Grampians Health Service 14,092,793 922,122 15,014,915
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,679,837 9,679,837
Eastern Health 577,953,541 83,941,890 661,895,431
Echuca Regional Health 40,587,082 1,957,714 42,544,796
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,906,148 2,906,148
Gippsland Southern Health Service 14,964,884 420,476 15,385,360
Goulburn Valley Health 130,154,831 22,036,132 152,190,963
Heathcote Health 0 2,312,222 2,312,222
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,947,909 7,947,909
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,698,384 1,698,384
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,999,382 1,999,382
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,040,913 2,040,913
Kerang District Health 0 5,058,093 5,058,093
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 11,335,699 11,335,699
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,159,169 4,159,169
Kyabram & District Health Services 11,231,071 75,256 11,306,326
Kyneton District Health Service 0 8,238,261 8,238,261
Latrobe Regional Hospital 140,270,641 30,471,640 170,742,281
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,903,036 1,903,036
Maldon Hospital 0 1,360,571 1,360,571
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,344,042 3,344,042
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,595,233 5,595,233
Maryborough District Health Service 15,010,597 470,884 15,481,482
Melbourne Health 516,062,070 125,494,382 641,556,453
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 252,231,530 28,941,343 281,172,873
Monash Health 1,011,011,570 109,534,580 1,120,546,150
Moyne Health Services 0 3,152,168 3,152,168
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,615,353 1,615,353
Northeast Health Wangaratta 80,701,215 2,579,635 83,280,850
Northern Health 378,860,459 8,945,105 387,805,564
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,174,382 7,174,382
Omeo District Health 0 1,502,187 1,502,187
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,537,147 4,537,147
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,359,159 2,359,159
Peninsula Health 340,522,113 35,785,841 376,307,954
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 109,325,483 5,930,883 115,256,366
Portland District Health 24,996,023 247,188 25,243,211
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 76,528,439 12,937,065 89,465,504
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,539,420 4,539,420
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,626,492 4,626,492
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,355,701 7,355,701
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 10,027,719 10,027,719
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,498,007 4,498,007
South West Healthcare 95,266,575 16,394,424 111,660,999
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 339,197,104 47,308,185 386,505,289
Stawell Regional Health 11,182,208 341,967 11,524,175
Swan Hill District Health 27,428,181 630,051 28,058,231
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,855,217 2,855,217
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,282,403 4,282,403
The Royal Children's Hospital 335,459,268 22,367,794 357,827,062
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 72,473,007 1,404,754 73,877,761
The Royal Women's Hospital 163,417,121 3,829,462 167,246,583
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,986,735 2,986,735
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 49,299,664 49,299,664
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 56,100,051 2,033,621 58,133,672
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,337,805 11,337,805
Western District Health Service 31,138,160 2,953,874 34,092,034
Western Health 504,881,852 18,907,354 523,789,206
Wimmera Health Care Group 45,715,500 1,568,918 47,284,418
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,216,534 4,216,534
Yarrawonga Health 0 7,481,604 7,481,604
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,962,390 1,962,390
Total 7,632,754,412 1,062,473,757 8,695,228,170

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, March 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 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 15,291 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 126,432 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 101,511 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 10,890 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 42,903 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 79,182 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 7,164 9,538
Benalla Health 333 2,997 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 48,168 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 2,601 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 3,879 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 8,685 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 3,690 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 10,116 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 6,363 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 2,808 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 135,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 8,703 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,475 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 25,875 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 2,313 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 30,339 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 2,907 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 105,165 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 52,659 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 226,593 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 16,848 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 90,243 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 80,946 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 21,312 28,421
Portland District Health 497 4,473 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 17,316 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 20,934 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 70,551 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 2,376 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 6,003 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 67,896 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 15,273 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 36,036 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 12,240 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 6,183 8,249
Western Health 13,144 118,296 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 9,639 12,835
Total 184,586 1,661,274 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.