Only a hospital test can confirm a stroke for sure, but it's
important to know the signs, and be able to respond quickly, if you
suspect someone is having a stroke.
An easy way of remembering the signs and how
to act is the F.A.S.T test.
- F - Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- A - Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- S - Is their speech slurred?
- T - Time to call 999 if you see any single one of these
If you want to learn more about how to detect the signs of a
Stroke and how you can act F.A.S.T you can visit the official NHS
page on strokes.
Stroke - Act F.A.S.T