Dame Patricia Routledge repays 'wonderful' Stockport nurses

Dame Patricia Routledge suffered a fall and had to cancel her appearence at Buxton International Festival Credit: PA

Dame Patricia Routledge was so impressed by the treatment she received from Stockport A&E nurses that she's found a unique way to repay them.

Best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, she was forced to cancel her appearance in July's Buxton International Festival when she had a fall just before going on stage.

Now, the actress is giving nurses from Stockport's Stepping Hill A&E free tickets as a thank-you for the 'wonderful treatment' she received as she returns on Friday to perform 'Facing the Music - A Life in Musical Theatre'.

Dame Patricia said:

Joanne Williams, Buxton Festival Development Manager, said: