Victorian report, May 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 May 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, May 2019

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for May 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, May 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 May 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
405,621,619 402,324,760 2,496,859 800,000 405,621,619
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 848,770,904 747,927,713 85,297,860 14,745,332 800,000 848,770,904

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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
3,935,826,291 4,031,883,668 4,031,883,668
Commonwealth
Block funding
624,148,182 624,148,182 624,148,182
Commonwealth
Other funding
97,102,032 97,102,032 97,102,032
Total C'wealth
funding
4,657,076,505 4,031,883,668 624,148,182 97,102,032 4,753,133,882
VIC
funding
5,218,370,798 5,168,809,128 40,761,669 8,800,000 5,218,370,798
Other state/territory funding 44,275,000 44,275,000 44,275,000
Total 9,919,722,303 9,200,692,797 624,148,182 182,138,701 8,800,000 10,015,779,680

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, May 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 May 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 24,156,396 24,156,396
Total 109,454,255 105,247,942 4,206,313 109,454,255

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, May 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 May 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 624,148,182 624,148,182
State/territory Block funding 892,890,159 892,890,159
Total 1,517,038,341 1,478,458,612 38,579,729 1,517,038,341

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, May 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for May 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 548,639,192 548,639,192 6,634,887,696 6,634,887,696
Admitted mental health 27,192,400 27,192,400 347,997,263 347,997,263
Sub-acute 43,081,240 43,081,240 549,628,556 549,628,556
Emergency department 44,970,281 44,970,281 583,015,216 583,015,216
Non-admitted 84,044,600 84,044,600 1,085,164,065 1,085,164,065
Total ABF (Pool) 747,927,713 747,927,713 9,200,692,797 9,200,692,797
Block
Small rural hospitals 21,056,588 21,056,588 580,056,756 580,056,756
Teaching, training & research 24,366,907 24,366,907 314,907,086 314,907,086
Non-admitted mental health 63,023,217 63,023,217 447,518,547 447,518,547
Other non-admitted services 1,007,544 1,007,544 174,555,952 174,555,952
Total Block (SMF) 109,454,255 109,454,255 1,517,038,341 1,517,038,341
Other
Public health funding 8,223,473 8,223,473 97,102,032 97,102,032
Overdeposit 2,463,225 2,463,225 39,170,255 39,170,255
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 53,075,000 53,075,000
Interest 33,635 33,635 1,591,415 1,591,415
Total Other (Pool) 15,545,332 15,545,332 190,938,701 190,938,701
Grand Total 872,927,300 872,927,300 10,908,669,839 10,908,669,839

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, May 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during May 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 8,790,127 1,882,021 10,672,147
Alexandra District Hospital 0 473,162 473,162
Alfred Health 56,404,271 4,963,776 61,368,047
Alpine Health 0 835,408 835,408
Austin Health 44,416,692 4,395,819 48,812,511
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,443,713 262,784 4,706,497
Ballarat Health Services 23,076,851 2,524,432 25,601,284
Barwon Health 35,309,903 3,722,175 39,032,078
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,787,222 104,529 3,891,751
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 537,061 537,061
Beechworth Health Service 0 347,226 347,226
Benalla Health 1,340,193 21,327 1,361,520
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,364,550 3,749,464 23,114,014
Boort District Health 0 530,444 530,444
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,383,091 54,705 1,437,796
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 271,083 271,083
Castlemaine Health 3,645,291 26,724 3,672,016
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,240,933 181,991 4,422,924
Cobram District Health 0 743,081 743,081
Cohuna District Hospital 0 586,834 586,834
Colac Area Health 1,473,275 24,005 1,497,280
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,415,082 0 4,415,082
Corryong Health 0 290,502 290,502
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 4,879,468 40,542 4,920,010
East Grampians Health Service 1,625,830 152,417 1,778,247
East Wimmera Health Service 0 980,937 980,937
Eastern Health 53,314,560 8,057,725 61,372,285
Echuca Regional Health 3,776,591 178,747 3,955,338
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 566,724 566,724
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,408,102 39,818 1,447,920
Goulburn Valley Health 11,920,149 2,167,805 14,087,954
Heathcote Health 0 214,922 214,922
Hepburn Health Service 0 683,004 683,004
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 159,602 159,602
Heywood Rural Health 0 186,916 186,916
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 161,935 161,935
Kerang District Health 0 461,731 461,731
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,223,626 1,223,626
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 389,047 389,047
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,057,226 7,069 1,064,295
Kyneton District Health Service 0 835,532 835,532
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,183,465 3,028,683 16,212,148
Lorne Community Hospital 0 253,195 253,195
Maldon Hospital 0 127,724 127,724
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 313,001 313,001
Mansfield District Hospital 0 657,540 657,540
Maryborough District Health Service 1,664,921 39,921 1,704,842
Melbourne Health 47,706,580 12,545,960 60,252,539
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 26,452,825 2,998,253 29,451,078
Monash Health 98,926,594 10,513,653 109,440,247
Moyne Health Services 0 294,101 294,101
Nathalia District Hospital 0 226,508 226,508
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,394,452 308,451 7,702,903
Northern Health 34,388,174 879,825 35,268,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 671,607 671,607
Omeo District Health 0 179,953 179,953
Orbost Regional Health 0 419,259 419,259
Otway Health & Community Services 0 371,755 371,755
Peninsula Health 34,827,986 3,480,284 38,308,270
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 10,185,604 248,209 10,433,813
Portland District Health 1,771,968 23,428 1,795,396
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,156,882 1,244,698 8,401,580
Robinvale District Health Services 0 425,642 425,642
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 473,036 473,036
Rural Northwest Health 0 672,712 672,712
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 914,357 914,357
South Gippsland Hospital 0 558,502 558,502
South West Healthcare 9,562,763 1,629,666 11,192,428
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,629,070 4,524,577 36,153,647
Stawell Regional Health 1,304,069 32,301 1,336,370
Swan Hill District Health 2,596,879 59,645 2,656,523
Tallangatta Health Service 0 267,380 267,380
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 395,663 395,663
The Royal Children's Hospital 38,015,715 2,116,039 40,131,754
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,592,289 132,673 6,724,962
The Royal Women's Hospital 15,126,438 326,529 15,452,968
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 277,525 277,525
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,679,012 4,679,012
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,235,672 191,933 5,427,605
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,050,087 1,050,087
Western District Health Service 3,434,936 278,961 3,713,897
Western Health 48,255,762 1,965,366 50,221,128
Wimmera Health Care Group 5,337,854 147,685 5,485,538
Yarram & District Health Service 0 516,803 516,803
Yarrawonga Health 0 684,958 684,958
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 182,003 182,003
Total 740,824,018 104,365,718 845,189,736

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at May 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 117,135,121 24,121,629 141,256,750
Alexandra District Hospital 0 6,212,041 6,212,041
Alfred Health 707,937,495 61,661,175 769,598,670
Alpine Health 0 10,873,151 10,873,151
Austin Health 579,952,218 56,680,637 636,632,855
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 57,410,577 2,487,209 59,897,786
Ballarat Health Services 245,070,357 33,906,954 278,977,312
Barwon Health 423,485,512 73,775,858 497,261,370
Bass Coast Regional Health 43,331,404 1,283,159 44,614,563
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 4,548,618 4,548,618
Beechworth Health Service 0 4,543,920 4,543,920
Benalla Health 17,312,265 274,579 17,586,843
Bendigo Health Care Group 249,685,253 46,431,813 296,117,066
Boort District Health 0 2,853,138 2,853,138
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 17,795,997 713,562 18,509,559
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 3,516,509 3,516,509
Castlemaine Health 23,685,876 343,540 24,029,416
Central Gippsland Health Service 54,596,820 2,338,163 56,934,984
Cobram District Health 0 7,246,328 7,246,328
Cohuna District Hospital 0 5,974,369 5,974,369
Colac Area Health 25,819,071 308,930 26,128,001
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 55,428,853 0 55,428,853
Corryong Health 0 3,763,072 3,763,072
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 45,380,249 522,942 45,903,191
East Grampians Health Service 17,396,324 1,260,035 18,656,358
East Wimmera Health Service 0 11,903,228 11,903,228
Eastern Health 698,146,902 102,135,022 800,281,924
Echuca Regional Health 49,188,761 2,359,672 51,548,433
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 3,810,637 3,810,637
Gippsland Southern Health Service 18,340,966 509,983 18,850,949
Goulburn Valley Health 157,281,733 26,833,803 184,115,536
Heathcote Health 0 2,795,775 2,795,775
Hepburn Health Service 0 9,489,675 9,489,675
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 2,057,543 2,057,543
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,436,207 2,436,207
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 2,443,081 2,443,081
Kerang District Health 0 6,162,146 6,162,146
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 13,839,191 13,839,191
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 5,041,349 5,041,349
Kyabram & District Health Services 13,659,083 91,254 13,750,337
Kyneton District Health Service 0 10,033,594 10,033,594
Latrobe Regional Hospital 170,198,453 37,305,025 207,503,479
Lorne Community Hospital 0 2,419,566 2,419,566
Maldon Hospital 0 1,647,994 1,647,994
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 4,080,901 4,080,901
Mansfield District Hospital 0 6,969,418 6,969,418
Maryborough District Health Service 18,441,172 560,574 19,001,746
Melbourne Health 624,383,352 153,284,789 777,668,141
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 307,986,308 35,609,086 343,595,394
Monash Health 1,142,755,334 222,195,967 1,364,951,301
Moyne Health Services 0 3,825,040 3,825,040
Nathalia District Hospital 0 2,113,557 2,113,557
Northeast Health Wangaratta 97,521,495 3,267,020 100,788,515
Northern Health 458,086,832 10,902,831 468,989,663
Numurkah District Health Service 0 8,685,690 8,685,690
Omeo District Health 0 1,865,270 1,865,270
Orbost Regional Health 0 5,566,037 5,566,037
Otway Health & Community Services 0 3,008,275 3,008,275
Peninsula Health 414,992,474 43,607,328 458,599,802
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 133,666,153 6,497,638 140,163,791
Portland District Health 28,980,426 299,553 29,279,978
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 92,703,258 15,728,970 108,432,228
Robinvale District Health Services 0 5,497,358 5,497,358
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 5,640,957 5,640,957
Rural Northwest Health 0 8,878,281 8,878,281
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 12,085,130 12,085,130
South Gippsland Hospital 0 5,578,472 5,578,472
South West Healthcare 115,862,333 19,971,779 135,834,112
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 410,711,756 57,573,818 468,285,574
Stawell Regional Health 13,883,607 414,560 14,298,166
Swan Hill District Health 33,313,451 763,358 34,076,809
Tallangatta Health Service 0 3,456,959 3,456,959
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 5,172,848 5,172,848
The Royal Children's Hospital 412,923,665 27,153,403 440,077,068
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 87,369,508 1,706,771 89,076,279
The Royal Women's Hospital 196,518,912 4,409,121 200,928,033
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 3,611,319 3,611,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 59,766,357 59,766,357
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 67,975,407 2,465,497 70,440,904
West Wimmera Health Service 0 13,744,229 13,744,229
Western District Health Service 38,324,716 3,580,902 41,905,618
Western Health 571,376,753 80,350,175 651,726,928
Wimmera Health Care Group 56,213,979 1,901,096 58,115,075
Yarram & District Health Service 0 5,297,886 5,297,886
Yarrawonga Health 0 9,022,913 9,022,913
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 2,428,858 2,428,858
Total 9,112,230,178 1,467,496,067 10,579,726,246

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, May 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for May 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 18,689 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 154,528 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 124,069 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 13,310 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 52,437 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 96,778 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 8,756 9,538
Benalla Health 333 3,663 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 58,872 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 3,179 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 4,741 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 10,615 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 4,510 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 12,364 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 7,777 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 3,432 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 165,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 10,637 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 3,025 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 31,625 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 2,827 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 37,081 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 3,553 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 128,535 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 64,361 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 276,947 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 20,592 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 110,297 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 98,934 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 26,048 28,421
Portland District Health 497 5,467 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 21,164 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 25,586 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 86,229 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 2,904 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 7,337 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 82,984 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 18,667 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 44,044 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 14,960 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 7,557 8,249
Western Health 13,144 144,584 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 11,781 12,835
Total 184,586 2,030,446 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.