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Thursday December 13th 2018

Act FAST at the first sign of a stroke

A campaign has been launched to help highlight the initial signs of a stroke and the actions people should take if they notice any symptoms in themselves or others. All you need to do is remember a simple acronym, FAST.

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs.

A stroke is a medical emergency. Even if you are not sure, Act FAST, make the call, dial 999.