Stroke - Act F.A.S.T
Would you recognise the signs of stroke?
The Department of Health is relaunching its highly successful
Stroke - Act FAST campaign this week to help members of the public
recognise the signs of Stroke and know what to do.
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. If you would like any more
information you can visit the official NHS Act FAST Page here
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