The Hong Kong Continence Society Limited was set up on 7 February 1995 by a group of health care professionals with particular interest in the promotion of Continence Care in Hong Kong. The Society was composed of geriatricians, urologist, gynaecologists, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The first Annual General Meeting and Inaugural Lecture was held on 17 February 1995 with the inaugural talk by Professor James Malone-Lee of United Kingdom, Dr. Peter Lim of Singapore and Dr. Kwok Tin Fook of Hong Kong. The meeting was also addressed by Dr. Leong Chi Hung, Legislative Councilor and Dr. Ko Wing Man of Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

  1. To provide assistance and advice to persons suffering from incontinence.
  2. To promote the study of incontinence and its proper treatment.
  3. To promote public awareness and understanding of incontinence and its proper treatment.
  4. To do all lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects, provided that:
    1. In case the Society shall take or hold any property which may be subject to any trust, the Society shall only deal with or invest the same in such manner as allowed by law, having regard to such trust.
    2. The objects of the Society shall not extend to the regulation of relations between workers and employers or organization of workers and organization of employers.
    3. The powers set forth in the Seventh Schedule of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) are hereby excluded.
Charter for Continence  

The following is the Charter for Continence developed by The Continence Foundation and other organizations in United Kingdom. It serves as a reference for those who care about continence care.

The Charter presents the specific needs and rights of people with bladder and bowel problems. As a person with bladder and bowel problems you have the right to:

  • Be treated with sensitivity and understanding.
  • Become continent if achievable.
  • Receive a thorough individual assessment of your condition by a doctor or nurse.
  • Be provided with a clear explanation of your diagnosis.
  • Participate in a full discussion of treatment options, their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Request specialist advice about continence care.
  • Be provided with full, impartial information on the range of products which are available and how to obtain them.
  • Expects products to have clear instructions for use.
  • Receive regular reviews of treatment and be given the opportunity to change treatments if your condition has changed.
  • Be made aware of any new treatments or products as they become available.
  • Be provided with a personal contact point able to give you on-going advice and support.