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Continence NZ statement on surgical mesh

Continence NZ is aware of safety concerns regarding the use of surgical mesh and we are aware of the petition to stop the use of surgical mesh for stress urinary continence. It is not within our organisation's remit to determine the safety of surgical mesh procedures, but we support access to... more>>

Dementia Research Invitation

Are you over 65 and living with dementia in the community? You and your supporter/s are invited to take part in a research study. - This study will investigate the extent of the challenge (prevalence of urinary and faecal incontinence for people living with dementia in the community), and the... more>>

Dr Anna Lawrence on The Checkup

Continence NZ President Dr Anna Lawrence appeared on an episode of TVNZ's The Checkup, giving host Dr Shawn Gielen-Relph a demonstration of how the bladder works. She discusses why some people feel the need to go to the toilet more often than others and offers some tips to help your bladder... more>>

Continence NZ urges Kiwis to have a wee chat

Incontinence isn’t the usual topic of conversation, but this week Continence NZ is encouraging Kiwis to get together and have a ‘wee chat’. Read the Sun Live article here... more>>

Our Continence Educator hits the airwaves

Our wonderful Continence Educator Janet Thackray talks all things continence on Radio 531pi's Pacific Breakfast with Brian Sagala. Have a listen here - and pick up some helpful tips!... more>>

Make some continence resolutions in the New Year

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions! While holidays, a new job or spending more time with your family may be at the top of your list for 2018, why not set some continence goals too? As a nation we don’t talk about it enough, but bladder and/or bowel control problems affect more... more>>

Wearable bladder sensor an award winner

Wearable bladder sensor an award winner A spinal injury has inspired an enterprising Kiwi to create a wearable bladder sensor for people who have difficulties telling if they need to go to the bathroom. Five years ago Mike Brown broke his back, leaving him with severe spinal injuries and bladder... more>>

Do you want to share your story?

Do you want to share your story? We are always looking for people who are comfortable to share their story with us and possibly the media too. If you are interested please email toni@continence.org.nz... more>>

Report on Good Practice of Continence Services in New Zealand

Continence NZ contracted Sapere Research Group (Sapere) to undertake an independent analysis of the current state of continence services in District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand. The purpose is to profile what is currently happening for service delivery against known good practice and then... more>>