Single Point of Entry. Single Point of Entry is a single point of initial contact when people are referred for certain types of mental health services.
Southern Cancer Network
Secondary birthing facility
This is a hospital that provides inpatient and outpatient services for women and their babies who experience complications that need additional maternity care involving obstetricians, paediatricians and other specialists.
Specialist care that is typically provided in a hospital setting.
Service and Food Workers Union
Services to Improve Access
SIHMN (South Island Mental Health Network)
SIMHN is a forum of mental health representatives appointed by the six DHBs and is assisted in its work by the South Island Shared Services Agency Ltd (SISSAL).
SLA (Service Level Alliance)
Part of Alliance Contracting, used for Better, Sooner, More Convenient and elsewhere.
Specialist Mental Health Services
Senior Medical Officer
SOI (Statement of Intent)
The Statement of Intent covers three years and is the DHB’s key accountability document to Parliament. It is a statutory obligation under the Public Finance Act and has a high level focus of key financial and non-financial objectives and targets, similar to an executive summary.
State Services Commission
Statement of Service Performance
SSQS (Service specific quality specifications)
Detailed in Base Provider agreement
STAT Dispensing refers to all-at-once dispensing by pharmacies.
Sexually transmitted infection
Staff Wellbeing Action Group
Staff Wellbeing Programme