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When stroke strikes act F.A.S.T


  • FACE – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
  • ARMS – Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
  • SPEECH – Is it slurred?
  • TIME – it’s time to call 999.

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention, so recognising the signs of stroke and calling 999 for an ambulance is crucial.

The sooner somebody who is having a stroke gets urgent medical attention, the better their chances of a good recovery.

If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.

When stroke strikes act F.A.S.T