Welcome to W.I.L.D.

A group set up to provide information, support and a voice to sufferers with all forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD) or pulmonary fibrosis and their carers who live in the Wessex region.

Most of our patients are cared for at Southampton University Hospital, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals, Royal Hampshire Hospitals (Winchester and Basingstoke), Dorset County, Salisbury District and Lymington New Forest Hospitals but we welcome anyone looking for support and advice on coping with these illnesses.


All patients with any form of pulmonary fibrosis and all people taking immunosuppressant medications for chronic lung disease have been classified as being at greater risk from Covid-19 and asked by the government to adopt shielding at home. For more information please click the link below:

Latest News

Latest News

September 2019

World IPF Month!

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)? If so, we would like to know your views on IPF care in the UK.

Upcoming Meetings

WILD meetings are going digital

With the future of face-to-face meetings being uncertain, we’re going digital to bring support to patients and carers online.

Summer Meeting

7th June 2022 09:45 to 11:45am
Online meeting via Zoom

Get Involved

Peer Support

Organise your own tea or coffee catchup!
Share experiences, advice or tips for living with IPF.


Help raise funds for IPF research & care
Learn more about how you can organise your own fundraising events!

Get connected with W.I.L.D.