The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will
be setting up a new £200m defences medical base to serve the whole of the UK.
The base will be built at Staffordshire barracks and should be operational by
Whittington Barracks in Lichfield will be the exact
location of the base. Medical professional across the UK will be trained here.
"There are still a number of hurdles to be overcome
as the project will take up to six years to complete in an unhealthy economic
climate," said Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant. "This may impede the
completion of the building programme. I will continue to monitor the process
The bulk of the funds
will be used to construct new accommodation, offices, and training facilities
at the site.