UEMedical has started construction at the $150m Danat Al Emarat Women & Children#s Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

The hospital will offer critically needed maternity and neonatal services in the region and serve as a referral centre for high-risk pregnancies, UEMedical said.

The 200-bed facility will be managed by Singaporean healthcare operators ParkwayHealth.

The first phase of the construction process will be handled by Al Ghurair Arabian Foundations Engineering.

The hospital will open by the end of 2011, UEMedical said.