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 of 01 October 2022

    All operators exit the PHFA on 30 September 2022.

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    0

    Nil

    Nil

  • As at 29 August 2022

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    1

    Bellbird Private Hospital

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    2

    Cabrini Brighton

    Cabrini Health Limited

    3

    Cabrini Malvern (2 campuses)

    Cabrini Health Limited

    4

    Cabrini Prahran

    Cabrini Health Limited

    5

    Epping Private Hospital 

    HealtheCare Epping Pty Ltd

    6

    Epworth Camberwell

    Epworth Health Care

    7

    Epworth Eastern (3 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    8

    Epworth Freemasons (2 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    9

    Epworth Geelong

    Epworth Health Care

    10

    Epworth Hawthorn

    Epworth Health Care

    11

    Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton

    Epworth Health Care

    12

    Epworth Richmond

    Epworth Health Care

    13

    Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

    Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd

    14

    Maryvale Private Hospital

    Maryvale Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    15

    Mildura Health Private Hospital

    Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd

    16

    Neerim District Health Service

    Neerim District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Inc

    17

    St John of God Ballarat Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    18

    St John of God Bendigo Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    19

    St John of God Berwick Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    20

    St John of God Day Berwick Oncology Centre

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    21

    St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    22

    St John of God Geelong Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    23

    St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    24

    St John of God Warrnambool Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    25

    St Vincents East Melbourne

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    26

    St Vincents Fitzroy

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    27

    St Vincents Kew

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    28

    St Vincents Werribee

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    29

    The Bays Hospital

    The Bays Healthcare Group Inc

    30

    Western Private Hospital

    Stanlake Private Hospital Pty Ltd

  • As at 12 August 2022

    Number

    Facility

    Proprietor

    1

    Bellbird Private Hospital

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    2

    Cabrini Brighton

    Cabrini Health Limited

    3

    Cabrini Malvern (2 campuses)

    Cabrini Health Limited

    4

    Cabrini Prahran

    Cabrini Health Limited

    5

    Epping Private Hospital 

    HealtheCare Epping Pty Ltd

    6

    Epworth Camberwell

    Epworth Health Care

    7

    Epworth Eastern (3 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    8

    Epworth Freemasons (2 campuses)

    Epworth Health Care

    9

    Epworth Geelong

    Epworth Health Care

    10

    Epworth Hawthorn

    Epworth Health Care

    11

    Epworth Rehabilitation Brighton

    Epworth Health Care

    12

    Epworth Richmond

    Epworth Health Care

    13

    Frankston Private Hospital

    Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd

    14

    Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

    Kitaya Holdings Pty Ltd

    15

    Maryvale Private Hospital

    Maryvale Private Hospital Pty Ltd

    16

    Mildura Health Private Hospital

    Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd

    17

    Neerim District Health Service

    Neerim District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Inc

    18

    St John of God Ballarat Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    19

    St John of God Bendigo Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    20

    St John of God Berwick Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    21

    St John of God Day Berwick Oncology Centre

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    22

    St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    23

    St John of God Geelong Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    24

    St John of God Pinelodge Clinic (2 campuses)

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    25

    St John of God Warrnambool Hospital

    St John of God Health Care Inc

    26

    St Vincents East Melbourne

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    27

    St Vincents Fitzroy

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    28

    St Vincents Kew

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    29

    St Vincents Werribee

    St Vincents Private Hospitals Ltd

    30

    The Bays Hospital

    The Bays Healthcare Group Inc

    31

    Western Private Hospital

    Stanlake Private Hospital Pty Ltd

Reviewed 26 September 2022

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Contact details

Postal address: GPO Box 4541, Melbourne 3001

Private Hospitals Unit Department of Health

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