The Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) recorded a surplus of $38.61 million for the 2018-19 financial year, according to a report from the Auditor-General of NSW.
Figures released as part of the Auditor-General's review into NSW Health indicated MLHD recorded $706.3 million in revenue over the 2018-19 financial year, an increase of $64 million from the previous financial year.
All but one of the state's 15 Local Health Districts recorded a surplus in the last financial year as NSW Health saw a surplus of a little over $1 billion, with the Far West LHD recording a deficit of $143,000.
However, the report also notes MLHD ran over their budgeted total expenses for the financial year, with the district spending $17.7 million more than their final budget of $649.3 million.
Most of the state's Local Health Districts ran over their projected budget for 2018-19, with financial documents published by NSW Health indicating MLHD spent an extra $13.3 million on employee-related expenses than what was budgeted.
MLHD associate finance and performance director Kevin Lawrence said the result did not mean funds went unspent.
"The positive net result is directly attributable to the approved funding for capital projects," Mr Lawrence said.
"All expense budgets for Local Health Districts, including MLHD, Pillars and Networks were fully spent in 2018-19.
"There are no unspent expenditure funds allocated for service delivery."
A total of $316.5 million was spent on salaries and wages in 2018-19, an increase of $19 million from the 2017-18 financial year, with the district also seeing a reduced amount of money associated with redundancies during the previous financial year, with $185,000 spent contrasted to $483,000 from 2017-18.
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