Department of Health

Private hospital funding agreement

In 2020, the Commonwealth of Australia and the States and Territories (the States) entered into the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) to provide financial assistance to the states COVID-19 pandemic response. The NPA covers the costs associated with utilising Private Health Service Providers to treat non COVID-19 and COVID-19 patients during the pandemic and includes guaranteeing the viability of private hospitals, to retain capacity for responding to COVID-19 and enable them to resume operations at the end of the pandemic.

The Victorian Department of Health (previously the Department of Health and Human Services) entered into a Private Hospital Funding Agreement (PHFA) with selected Private Hospital Operators (Operators) which sets out required obligations as well as principles of revenue and recoverable costs that Operators are to apply in demonstrating payments required to maintain their minimum viability consistent with funding principles under the NPA. 

Effective 1 October 2021, the PHFA is the sole funding mechanism for public patients treated in private hospitals that have signed up to participate in the PHFA. The PHFA supersedes all other contract arrangements in place between public hospitals and private hospital providers.

List of operators currently in the PHFA

  • As at 1 May 2022

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    1

    Epping Private Hospital 

    HealtheCare Epping Pty Ltd

  • As at 13 April 2022

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    1

    Epping Private Hospital

    HealtheCare Epping Pty Ltd

    2

    Epworth Camberwell 

    Epworth Health Care

    3

    Epworth Eastern (3 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    4

    Epworth Freemasons (2 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    5

    Epworth Geelong

    Epworth Health Care

    6

    Epworth Hawthorn

    Epworth Health Care

    7

    Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton

    Epworth Health Care

    8

    Epworth Richmond

    Epworth Health Care

    9

    St Vincents East Melbourne

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    10

    St Vincents Fitzroy

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    11

    St Vincents Kew

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    12

    St Vincents Werribee 

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    13

    St John of God Ballarat Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    14

    St John of God Bendigo Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    15

    St John of God Berwick Hospital 

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    16

    St John of God Day Berwick Oncology Centre

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    17

    St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    18

    St John of God Geelong Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    19

    St John of God Warrnambool Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    20

    St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    21

    Bellbird Private Hospital

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    22

    Dorset Rehabilitation Centre

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    23

    North Eastern Rehabilitation Centre

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    24

    The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre 

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    25

    Mildura Health Private Hospital

    Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd

    26

    Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

    Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd

    27

    Maryvale Private Hospital

    Maryvale Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    28

    The Bays Hospital

    The Bays Healthcare Group Inc

    29

    Western Private Hospital

    Stanlake Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    30

    Euroa Health Inc 

    Euroa Health Inc

    31

    Neerim District Health Service

    Neerim District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Inc

    32

    Melbourne IVF 

    Virtus Health

  • As at 8 March 2022

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    1

    Cabrini Brighton

    Cabrini Health Limited

    2

    Cabrini Malvern (2 campuses)

    Cabrini Health Limited

    3

    Cabrini Prahran

    Cabrini Health Limited

    4

    Epworth Camberwell

    Epworth Health Care

    5

    Epworth Eastern (3 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    6

    Epworth Freemasons (2 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    7

    Epworth Geelong

    Epworth Health Care

    8

    Epworth Hawthorn

    Epworth Health Care

    9

    Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton

    Epworth Health Care

    10

    Epworth Richmond

    Epworth Health Care

    11

    Euroa Health Inc

    Euroa Health Inc

    12

    Epping Private Hospital 

    HealtheCare Epping Pty Ltd

    13

    Mulgrave Private Hospital

    HealtheCare Surgical

    14

    Werribee Endoscopy

    HealtheCare Surgical

    15

    Sydenham Endoscopy

    HealtheCare Surgical

    16

    Altona Endoscopy

    HealtheCare Surgical

    17

    Dorset Rehabilitation Centre

    Healthscope Australian Hospital Care (Dorset) Pty Ltd ATF the Dorset Private Hospital Unit Trust

    18

    Bellbird Private Hospital

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    19

    North Eastern Rehabilitation Centre

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    20

    The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre

    HealthscopeThe Victorian Rehabilitation Centre P/L

    21

    Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

    Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd

    22

    Maryvale Private Hospital

    Maryvale Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    23

    Mildura Health Private Hospital

    Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd

    24

    Monash House Private Hospital

    Monash House Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    25

    Neerim District Health Service

    Neerim District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Inc

    26

    St John of God Ballarat Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    27

    St John of God Bendigo Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    28

    St John of God Berwick Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    29

    St John of God Day Berwick Oncology Centre

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    30

    St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    31

    St John of God Geelong Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    32

    St John of God Warrnambool Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    33

    St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    34

    St Vincents East Melbourne

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    35

    St Vincents Fitzroy

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    36

    St Vincents Kew

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    37

    St Vincents Werribee

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    38

    Western Private Hospital

    Stanlake Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    39

    The Bays Hospital

    The Bays Healthcare Group Inc

    40

    Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital

    The Trustee for Wyndham Clinic Unit Trust

    41

    Victorian Centre for Mental Health

    Victorian Centre for Mental Health Pty Ltd

    42

    Melbourne IVF

    Virtus Health

    43

    Western Gastroenterology Services

    Western Gastroenterology Services Pty Ltd

Reviewed 06 May 2022

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Contact details

Postal address: GPO Box 4541, Melbourne 3001

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