Victorian report, September 2018

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In this report

This report includes the following tables:

This report is issued by the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool under section 240 of the National Health Reform Act 2011.

This report is prepared on a cash basis. It shows monthly and year-to-date (YTD) National Health Reform (NHR) funding and payments for Victoria for September 2018 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the Agreement. An LHN can contain one or more hospitals, and is usually defined as a business group, geographical area or community. Every Australian public hospital is part of an LHN.

Note: The term ‘local hospital network’ is a national term. Some states and territories use their own terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, LHNs receive funding for the following public hospital services:

  • All admitted and non-admitted services
  • All emergency department services provided by a recognised emergency department
  • Other outpatient, mental health, sub-acute services and other services that could reasonably be considered a public hospital service.

Note: LHNs also receive funding from other sources, including the Commonwealth, states and territories, and third parties for the provision of other specific functions and services outside the scope of the Agreement, for example dental services, primary care, home and community care, residential aged care and pharmaceuticals. For further information on total funding to a particular LHN, contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to view the service agreement for that LHN.

Note: Amounts shown in the monthly reports do not include the New South Wales contributions to Victoria for Albury Wodonga Health.

Basis for National Health Reform payments – Victoria, September 2018

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for September 2018 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of Priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of Priorities are published at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/statements-of-priorities (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Victoria makes 13 payments per annum to funded agencies. Adjustments to the payments are made for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Victorian Department of Health on behalf of LHNs.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Reference information

The financial information outlined in the following report is categorised as:

  • NHR funding – when the Commonwealth or state or territory government pays NHR funding into a state pool account or state managed fund.
  • NHR payments – when NHR funding that has been deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of the state managed fund by the state or territory.

State pool account transactions

Table 1a – State pool account transactions – Victoria, September 2018

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories for September 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state pool account Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital networks To State
Managed Fund
To state
health department
To state pool (other State) Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
378,989,717 378,989,717 378,989,717
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 0 49,365,060
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,793,871 8,793,871 8,793,871
Total C'wealth
funding
437,148,647 378,989,717 49,365,060 8,793,871 437,148,647
VIC
funding
327,344,825 326,298,871 245,953 800,000 327,344,825
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 768,518,472 705,288,588 49,365,060 13,064,824 800,000 768,518,472

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, September 2018

Following on from table 1a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories as at September 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
1,136,969,151 1,136,969,151 1,136,969,151
Commonwealth
Block funding
148,095,179 148,095,179 148,095,179
Commonwealth
Other funding
26,381,613 26,381,613 26,381,613
Total C'wealth
funding
1,311,445,942 1,136,969,151 148,095,179 26,381,613 1,311,445,942
VIC
funding
1,785,655,928 1,782,539,358 716,570 2,400,000 1,785,655,928
Other state/territory funding 12,075,000 12,075,000 12,075,000
Total 3,109,176,870 2,919,508,509 148,095,179 39,173,183 2,400,000 3,109,176,870

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted, Non-admitted, Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect cells that are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and not to local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, September 2018

This table shows funding paid into the Victoria state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations for September 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 49,365,060 49,365,060
State/territory Block funding 54,003,136 54,003,136
Total 103,368,195 101,790,747 1,577,448 103,368,195

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, September 2018

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations as at September 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 148,095,179 148,095,179
State/territory Block funding 264,735,932 264,735,932
Total 412,831,110 406,510,667 6,320,443 412,831,110

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, September 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for September 2018. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR
funding
NHR
payments
NHR
funding YTD
NHR
payments YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted 509,929,703 509,929,703 2,107,269,934 2,107,269,934
Admitted mental health 27,180,679 27,180,679 109,977,162 109,977,162
Sub-acute 42,192,529 42,192,529 172,912,280 172,912,280
Emergency department 45,419,612 45,419,612 184,067,903 184,067,903
Non-admitted 80,566,065 80,566,065 345,281,229 345,281,229
Total ABF (Pool) 705,288,588 705,288,588 2,919,508,509 2,919,508,509
Block
Small rural hospitals 18,468,382 18,468,382 75,664,068 75,664,068
Teaching, training & research 21,630,702 21,630,702 89,266,517 89,266,517
Non-admitted mental health 59,519,585 59,519,585 242,584,062 242,584,062
Other non-admitted services 3,749,526 3,749,526 5,316,463 5,316,463
Total Block (SMF) 103,368,195 103,368,195 412,831,110 412,831,110
Other
Public health funding 8,793,871 8,793,871 26,381,613 26,381,613
Overdeposit 0 0 0 0
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 14,475,000 14,475,000
Interest 245,953 245,953 716,570 716,570
Total Other (Pool) 13,864,824 13,864,824 41,573,183 41,573,183
Grand Total 822,521,608 822,521,608 3,373,912,802 3,373,912,802

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, September 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during September 2018.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 8,843,115 1,889,565 10,732,680
Alexandra District Hospital 0 469,589 469,589
Alfred Health 54,268,188 4,733,094 59,001,283
Alpine Health 0 832,221 832,221
Austin Health 42,227,778 6,274,628 48,502,406
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,455,221 187,486 4,642,708
Ballarat Health Services 17,883,945 2,694,771 20,578,716
Barwon Health 34,429,746 3,639,267 38,069,013
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,262,893 107,741 3,370,633
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 343,135 343,135
Beechworth Health Service 0 343,826 343,826
Benalla Health 1,344,252 19,999 1,364,251
Bendigo Health Care Group 19,426,072 3,537,986 22,964,058
Boort District Health 0 177,926 177,926
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,409,675 51,819 1,461,494
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 280,862 280,862
Castlemaine Health 1,701,441 24,033 1,725,474
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,240,077 181,184 4,421,261
Cobram District Health 0 544,937 544,937
Cohuna District Hospital 0 441,992 441,992
Colac Area Health 2,562,520 23,854 2,586,374
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 3,781,632 0 3,781,632
Corryong Health 0 300,361 300,361
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,150,242 39,274 3,189,517
East Grampians Health Service 1,312,757 82,840 1,395,596
East Wimmera Health Service 0 914,850 914,850
Eastern Health 52,968,671 7,687,143 60,655,815
Echuca Regional Health 3,759,667 179,067 3,938,734
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 263,322 263,322
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,417,699 39,813 1,457,512
Goulburn Valley Health 11,841,390 2,086,654 13,928,044
Heathcote Health 0 214,284 214,284
Hepburn Health Service 0 685,256 685,256
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 166,121 166,121
Heywood Rural Health 0 195,940 195,940
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 158,658 158,658
Kerang District Health 0 463,525 463,525
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,021,085 1,021,085
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 385,764 385,764
Kyabram & District Health Services 1,074,395 7,316 1,081,711
Kyneton District Health Service 0 748,963 748,963
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,015,381 2,929,024 15,944,405
Lorne Community Hospital 0 184,273 184,273
Maldon Hospital 0 125,480 125,480
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 310,053 310,053
Mansfield District Hospital 0 520,934 520,934
Maryborough District Health Service 1,405,107 35,442 1,440,550
Melbourne Health 47,677,819 11,605,368 59,283,187
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 23,300,081 2,714,968 26,015,049
Monash Health 93,378,921 10,251,200 103,630,121
Moyne Health Services 0 299,612 299,612
Nathalia District Hospital 0 152,178 152,178
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,358,149 251,506 7,609,654
Northern Health 33,862,870 805,586 34,668,456
Numurkah District Health Service 0 670,933 670,933
Omeo District Health 0 132,589 132,589
Orbost Regional Health 0 437,866 437,866
Otway Health & Community Services 0 219,500 219,500
Peninsula Health 31,877,159 3,346,372 35,223,530
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 9,827,786 253,220 10,081,006
Portland District Health 1,756,818 21,328 1,778,145
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,005,501 1,198,014 8,203,515
Robinvale District Health Services 0 436,074 436,074
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 433,572 433,572
Rural Northwest Health 0 669,407 669,407
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 902,046 902,046
South Gippsland Hospital 0 411,797 411,797
South West Healthcare 8,591,891 1,578,153 10,170,044
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,691,825 4,406,177 36,098,003
Stawell Regional Health 1,059,190 34,342 1,093,532
Swan Hill District Health 2,605,135 64,326 2,669,460
Tallangatta Health Service 0 294,330 294,330
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 395,729 395,729
The Royal Children's Hospital 30,925,896 2,653,522 33,579,418
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 6,541,339 131,598 6,672,937
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,118,743 290,547 12,409,290
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 279,550 279,550
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,622,332 4,622,332
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,250,917 188,657 5,439,574
West Wimmera Health Service 0 1,074,565 1,074,565
Western District Health Service 2,792,876 287,875 3,080,750
Western Health 47,116,157 1,479,284 48,595,441
Wimmera Health Care Group 4,048,783 162,906 4,211,689
Yarram & District Health Service 0 389,238 389,238
Yarrawonga Health 0 681,725 681,725
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 180,301 180,301
Total 698,569,717 100,953,649 799,523,366

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

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

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at September 2018.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 36,198,605 7,804,833 44,003,438
Alexandra District Hospital 0 1,924,311 1,924,311
Alfred Health 222,288,720 18,964,941 241,253,661
Alpine Health 0 3,409,568 3,409,568
Austin Health 180,743,952 17,818,790 198,562,742
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 18,255,719 768,563 19,024,282
Ballarat Health Services 73,278,727 11,109,829 84,388,556
Barwon Health 141,076,295 14,858,731 155,935,026
Bass Coast Regional Health 13,369,743 441,581 13,811,323
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 1,406,077 1,406,077
Beechworth Health Service 0 1,409,057 1,409,057
Benalla Health 5,508,099 82,237 5,590,336
Bendigo Health Care Group 79,596,318 14,563,347 94,159,665
Boort District Health 0 729,287 729,287
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 5,776,276 216,148 5,992,424
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 1,151,318 1,151,318
Castlemaine Health 6,971,446 98,519 7,069,964
Central Gippsland Health Service 17,373,653 743,731 18,117,384
Cobram District Health 0 2,233,117 2,233,117
Cohuna District Hospital 0 1,810,846 1,810,846
Colac Area Health 8,021,220 98,116 8,119,336
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 15,495,160 0 15,495,160
Corryong Health 0 1,230,711 1,230,711
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 12,724,889 162,164 12,887,053
East Grampians Health Service 5,378,684 339,953 5,718,637
East Wimmera Health Service 0 3,749,102 3,749,102
Eastern Health 217,026,977 31,367,882 248,394,859
Echuca Regional Health 15,404,980 734,172 16,139,152
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 1,078,567 1,078,567
Gippsland Southern Health Service 5,808,657 163,276 5,971,933
Goulburn Valley Health 48,295,773 8,611,720 56,907,493
Heathcote Health 0 878,569 878,569
Hepburn Health Service 0 2,808,492 2,808,492
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 681,250 681,250
Heywood Rural Health 0 803,080 803,080
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 649,867 649,867
Kerang District Health 0 1,899,020 1,899,020
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 4,184,103 4,184,103
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 1,580,277 1,580,277
Kyabram & District Health Services 4,402,337 30,136 4,432,473
Kyneton District Health Service 0 3,068,985 3,068,985
Latrobe Regional Hospital 53,264,441 12,047,571 65,312,011
Lorne Community Hospital 0 755,067 755,067
Maldon Hospital 0 513,742 513,742
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 1,270,347 1,270,347
Mansfield District Hospital 0 2,134,407 2,134,407
Maryborough District Health Service 5,756,822 145,072 5,901,894
Melbourne Health 194,899,606 47,287,125 242,186,731
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 95,345,003 10,983,361 106,328,364
Monash Health 382,399,921 41,976,002 424,375,923
Moyne Health Services 0 1,227,796 1,227,796
Nathalia District Hospital 0 623,500 623,500
Northeast Health Wangaratta 30,149,691 1,031,342 31,181,033
Northern Health 138,750,462 3,301,117 142,051,580
Numurkah District Health Service 0 2,749,385 2,749,385
Omeo District Health 0 543,401 543,401
Orbost Regional Health 0 1,794,127 1,794,127
Otway Health & Community Services 0 900,021 900,021
Peninsula Health 130,616,026 13,436,893 144,052,919
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 40,268,390 1,000,949 41,269,339
Portland District Health 7,198,807 87,274 7,286,081
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 28,705,083 4,940,770 33,645,853
Robinvale District Health Services 0 1,787,299 1,787,299
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 1,776,899 1,776,899
Rural Northwest Health 0 2,743,061 2,743,061
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 3,696,271 3,696,271
South Gippsland Hospital 0 1,688,424 1,688,424
South West Healthcare 35,206,411 6,490,338 41,696,750
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 129,805,170 17,784,404 147,589,574
Stawell Regional Health 4,340,149 140,545 4,480,694
Swan Hill District Health 10,704,964 263,326 10,968,290
Tallangatta Health Service 0 1,206,820 1,206,820
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 1,621,280 1,621,280
The Royal Children's Hospital 128,832,658 8,722,955 137,555,612
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 26,827,758 539,107 27,366,865
The Royal Women's Hospital 75,669,803 1,783,996 77,453,799
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 1,145,110 1,145,110
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 19,099,979 19,099,979
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 21,514,769 773,688 22,288,457
West Wimmera Health Service 0 4,403,244 4,403,244
Western District Health Service 11,443,408 1,179,067 12,622,476
Western Health 190,709,915 6,064,267 196,774,182
Wimmera Health Care Group 16,590,353 668,161 17,258,514
Yarram & District Health Service 0 1,595,241 1,595,241
Yarrawonga Health 0 2,792,804 2,792,804
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 738,369 738,369
Total 2,891,995,839 403,118,199 3,295,114,038

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, September 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for September 2018, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2018-19
Albury Wodonga Health 1,699 5,097 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 42,144 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 33,837 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 3,630 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 14,301 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 26,394 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 2,388 9,538
Benalla Health 333 999 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 16,056 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 867 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 1,293 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 2,895 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 1,230 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 3,372 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 2,121 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 936 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 45,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 2,901 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 825 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 8,625 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 771 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 10,113 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 969 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 35,055 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 17,553 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 75,531 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 5,616 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 30,081 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 26,982 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 7,104 28,421
Portland District Health 497 1,491 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 5,772 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 6,978 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 23,517 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 792 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 2,001 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 22,632 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 5,091 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 12,012 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 4,080 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 2,061 8,249
Western Health 13,144 39,432 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 3,213 12,835
Total 184,586 553,758 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.