Ms Gutteridge said, "This is a wonderful accolade for two trailblazing midwives. It is right that they receive this recognition. Both of these women did so much to advance not just the practice of midwifery but also the profession's importance and status. All midwives are following in their footsteps and all midwives owe these women a huge debt of gratitude for what they achieved."
The plaque is kindly sponsored by The Hospital Club, who also hosted a reception after the unveiling.