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This Annual Report details the activities of the National Health Funding Body (NHFB) from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

The NHFB CEO is required to prepare and present this report to the Commonwealth Parliament, pursuant to section 70 of the Public Service Act 1999 and section 267 of the National Health Reform Act 2011 (the NHR Act), and provide a copy of this report to each State and Territory Health Minister under section 267(2) of the NHR Act.

This Annual Report is prepared in accordance with the requirements for Annual Reports issued by the Department of Finance.

DESIGN Voodoo Creative PRINTING CanPrint Communications

ISSN 2206–0901 (PRINT) ISSN 2206–091X (ONLINE)

This Annual Report should be read in conjunction with the Administrator National Health Funding Pool Annual Report 2017–18.

Note on cover: The $46 billion in payments to Australian public hospitals represent the amounts paid to local hospital networks from the State Pool Accounts and State Managed Funds, for weighted public hospital services. Further detail can be found on page 5.

Further information

If you require further information or have any queries in relation to this Annual Report, please contact:

National Health Funding Body

GPO Box 1252 Canberra ACT 2601

PHONE 1300 930 522

EMAIL nhfb.enquiries [at] nhfb.gov.au

WEB nhfb.gov.au

An accessible copy of this Annual Report is available online at nhfb.gov.au/publications.