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.