Act FAST this winter

Alex
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As temperatures drop, it is important that we take care of our friends and family. Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK. It can happen to anyone, of any age, at any time.

You may have heard that our emergency services are under pressure this winter. Please remember that stroke is always a medical emergency. You must ring 999 immediately if you see the signs of a stroke.

The quicker people are diagnosed and treated, the better their chances of making a good recovery. Make sure you know the signs of a stroke and how to recognize them.

Share this message with your friends and family and urge Government to prioritise stroke care this winter.

If you think your friend or family member is having a stroke, act FAST:

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

Arms – can they raise both their arms and keep them there?

Speech – is their speech slurred?

Time – time to call 999.

FAST test

Make sure you and your loved ones are familiar with the FAST test. Download a free FAST guide today.


Stay safe this festive season.

Best wishes,

My Stroke Guide team

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