History: Expanded
1990 ~ 1999,   2000 ~ 2009
1990
  • Hot-line service was set up in Toa Payoh Hospital to help members of the public and patients on incontinence management. Twenty nurses were trained by an external trainer from Australia on how to “mann” the line.

  • Dr Peter H C Lim published his first book on Contemporary Management on Incontinence for all healthcare professionals
1991
  • Preliminary work started for the formation of the Society for Continence (Singapore) in 1991 by group of Doctors, sphere headed by Dr Peter H C Lim.

  • Society for Continence officially registered in December 1991 as a voluntary welfare organisation under the Division of Urology, Toa Payoh Hospital.

  • Talks on incontinence management was covered on television and broadcasted via Radio in four official languages few times a year.

  • The 1st Public Forum was organised with Toa Payoh Hospital’s support and managed bring across the message to sum 850 members of the public at the Singapore Conference Hall.
1992
  • Full time Secretariat was set up at Toa Payoh Hospital. The 1st Annual General Meeting was conducted to elect the Executive Committee comprises doctors and nurses from all restructured and government hospitals.

  • Editorial Board was set up to launch the Society’s official newsletter “New Dimension”.

  • The 2nd public forum on incontinence management was organised and 650 general public turned up.

  • Patient Education workshops were conducted once a month for a period of 12 months.
1993
  • The 1st course on Contemporary Management of Incontinence was organised at the Toa Payoh Hospital and the course was well attended by sum 104 healthcare professionals, including Doctors and Nurses.

  • The Society participated in Singapore Medical Association’s Annual Convention.

  • Started island-wide public awareness programme by organizing health talks on incontinence at various community centres.

  • Seminar on Incontinence management was organised for Family Physicians.

  • Launched informatory booklet on Incontinence in official languages on incontinence for the general public.

  • Invitation from the International Continence Society’s annual meeting for paper presentation.

  • SSN Han Peck Tin from Toa Payoh Hospital was awarded the 1st scholarship to be trained in Continence Management in Australia.

  • Became National Council of Social Service’s affiliated member.
1994
  • Established Educational Scholarship for nursing members of the Society.

  • Elected as a member to represent Singapore in the Continence Promotion Steering Committee of the International Continence Society, U.K.

  • Invited by the Singapore Medical Association to conduct 3 public forums for the general public during its Annual Medical Congress.

1995
  • Invitation from the Penang General Hospital, Malaysia to set up continence management workgroup comprising Doctors, Nurses and Physiotherapists. Involved in the formation of the Continence Foundation, Malaysia.

  • Invitation from Hong Kong to set up Continence Society (Hong Kong)

  • Invitation from Korea, to help set up Continence Association (Korea)

  • Formation of Continence Society (Taiwan) in progress

  • Appointed as a custodian for the “ICS- Continet” an electronic server on the Internet which links all continence organisations worldwide. It also enables every member of the ICS and its affiliations to communicate via-e-mail rapidly.

  • Invitation from the International Urogyaenecologial Association to organised hands-on workshops for its members at their Annual Congress. A team of 10 Singapore Doctors and Physiotherapists organised handson workshops on Urodynamics, Laproscopic bladder neck suspension and Injectables.

  • Public forum on Betwetting was organised at the Singapore Conference Hall. Attended by some 300 parents.

  • The Society invited Ms Christine Norton, Director, Continence Foundation, UK to present State-of-the art lecture during our seminar on Urinary incontinence in the frail elderly as part of the Society’s (CNE) Continuing Nursing Education programme.
1996
  • Special workshop on demonstration of Website was organised by Society for Continence in Athens Greece during the ICS annual meeting.

  • Gala Dinner was organised to celebrate out 5th Anniversary and to raise funds for the Society.

  • Dr Ee Chye Hua presented a paper at the National Conference on Incontinence in Australia.

  • Sun Microsystems & Pacific Net Singapore donated a Sun Sparc 10 Server to the Disabled People’s Assn and the Society for Continence (Singapore).
1997
  • Society organised 2 public forum on “Better Prostate Health” and “Urinary Incontinence”. Approximately 300 people attended both forums.

  • Society invited Prof James Malone-Lee to conduct a workshop on “The Management of Urinary Incontinence”

  • Conducted a workshop on “ContiNet/InterNet for Beginners” for ICS meeting in Yokohama, Japan.

  • Appearance on National Television: 3 times

  • Rotary Club of Singapore donated a Ramsey Coote Enuresis Alarm for the treatment of bedwetters.
1998
  • (APCAB) Asia Pacific Continence Advisory Board comprising 12 countries was formed to promote continence in whole of South East Asia.

  • APCAB launched its Asian wide clinical trial on Prevalence of Overactive Bladder to obtain epidemiological data in 12 countries including Singapore and successfully completed the study within six months.
1999
  • Public forum on Bedwetting (20 & 27 March 1999) and conducted a questionnaire survey on “The Public’s View on Bedwetting in Singapore”.

  • Symposium on Noturnal Enuresis and Management for Doctors (27 March 99)

  • Contemporary Management of Incontinence Course.

  • Organised a symposium for APCAB members in Malaysia on Current Trends in Management of Incontinence / Bladder Dysfunction mainly for Doctors and Nurses.

  • Two seminars were jointly organised by the Society for Continence (Singapore) and the Singapore Urological Assn on “Diagnosis and Management of Overative Bladder”.

  • The Society organised the Singapore National Congress on Aging coordially with the Society for the study of the Aging Male and Society for Geriatric Medicine in Sunteccity, October 99.

  • Society donated Hospital Beds to the Salvation Army’s new Home at Changi Point costing $45,000.

  • Healthy living and common Ailments – organized jointly by as and Bishan East Zone 5 Resident Committee.