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Dame Patricia thanks nurses who treated her following a fall

By: stagedoorscribbler - November 27, 2017

Patricia Routledge. Photograph by Hattie Miles

It was lovely to hear that  Dame Patricia Routledge gave free tickets to her show Facing the Music recently to thank A&E nurses for treating her following a fall earlier in the year.

Patricia,87, was so impressed by the treatment she received at the emergency department at Stockport back in the summer that she decided to offer the nurses free seats to the show which tells of her career in musical theatre.

For long before she became best known as super snob Hyacinth Bucket in the BBC sit-com Keeping Up Appearances, Patricia was the toast of the West End and Broadway in a series of hit musicals. Following her fall she was forced to cancel her appearance in July's Buxton International Festival.

But when she made a return visit to the festival recently she praised the treatment she received at Stockport A&E  saying : “I can’t praise the services of the NHS too highly. They were marvellous."

While Buxton Festival Development Manager, Joanne Williams said: "No one was more disappointed than Dame Patricia when she was forced to cancel her appearance at this year’s Buxton International Festival. Both she and her loyal audience wanted a return visit, and we’re thrilled that we’ve been able to secure one. We’d also like to offer free tickets to nurses from the A and E departments Stepping Hill and Minor Emergency Unit at Buxton hospitals.”