Welcome to The David Hide Asthma & Allergy Research Centre

The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre is a registered charity based in a purpose built building at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Money raised by the staff, Island individuals and organisations funded the building of the Centre in 1995. The Centre is overseen by a board of Trustees and the Patron of our charity, Professor Stephen Holgate, MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton.


Find out more about allergy on the island and about the founder of the centre, Dr David Hide:

Isle of Wight - Specialists in Asthma and Allergy Research

Why does the Isle of Wight need an Asthma and Allergy Research Centre?

The absence of similar units in other hospitals begs the question ‘ why does the Isle of Wight need one?’ This was the question posed to Dr David Hide, Consultant Allergist, when he proposed the building of a purpose built asthma and allergy research centre on the site of St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.

The answer must be that it provides the opportunity to improve the service to individuals referred to St Mary’s Hospital for diagnosis and advice on management of allergic disease – and secures the research and education platform from which much has been achieved in the last three decades.