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Quarter of people would not call 999 at the first signs of stroke

Stroke kills over 40,000 people a year and leaves around two-thirds of stroke survivors with a disability.
Research shows that 24% of people would wait to call an ambulance because they wrongly believe that they need to see 2 or more symptoms of stroke to be sure. Other barriers to dialling 999 include feeling that they need permission to act on behalf of others.

The FAST test identifies the three most common symptoms of stroke.

Face: look at the person's face and ask them to smile. Has their face fallen on one side?

Arms: ask the person to raise both of their arms and keep them there. Are they unable to raise one arm?

Speech: ask the person to tell you their name, or say 'hello'. Is their speech slurred?

Time: if you spot any of these signs, always call 999.

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