US Air Force base Croughton Northamptonshire

The US Air Force (USAF) personnel are set to receive better healthcare at a new medical and dental centre, which officially opened at RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire, UK.

The new two-storey clinic features facilities such as a pharmacy and laboratory and will mainly operate as a GP’s surgery and dentist centre to provide services for US military personnel and their families.

Covering an area of 2,170m², the centre includes staff and administrative area, pharmacy and dispensing rooms, patient examination areas, clinic support rooms, office areas for senior medical staff, medical operations reception area, dental treatment rooms, and the laboratory.

DIO project manager Don Lloyd said: "This was a real collaborative team effort to deliver a quality product. The new facility was completed and passed over to USVF within budget and on time. We hope the US personnel who will be using the centre’s services will be happy with their new facilities."

"We hope the US personnel who will be using the centre’s services will be happy with their new facilities."

US Air Force Civil Engineer Centre (AFCEC) UK branch chief Richard Fry said: "The RAF Croughton Clinic is testimonial to the collaborative spirit between AFCEC UK and DIO and has taken partnership to new levels of cooperation across the board."

The new £7.1m medical and dental centre was constructed by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and VINCI Construction UK.

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Built under a contract awarded to VINCI Construction in September 2013, construction on the centre was completed in August followed by installation of necessary equipment.

Last week, the USAF officials unveiled a $13m medical clinic that will serve as a home to the 422nd Medical Squadron, according to Stars and Stripes.

Image: RAF Croughton medical clinic ribbon cutting. Photo: Master Sgt. Chrissy Best / US Air Force.