Act FAST if you see a Stroke

Home » Latest News » Act FAST if you see a Stroke
FAST test

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.

More news from Curry Rivel

news, article, story, newspaper
: Sat 18 Jan

Outside the garden: archaeology around StourheadLANGPORT & DISTRICT HISTORY SOCIETY TALK REPORT Jan 2020 The Society's first meeting of the new decade featured an illustrated talk from industrial archaeologist Dr Peter Stanier, who took us on a fascinating tour of the landscape features around the outside of the gardens of Stourhead in Wiltshire.Everyone in the audience had visited...

stmargaretshospice
TG: Fri 17 Jan 8:04am

We are currently recruiting Volunteers and Community Supporters in the Langport and Somerton Area.To find out more, and discover what your hospice does please join us for afternoon tea onWednesday February 5 at 11.00am, Town Hall Meeting Room Bow Street, Langport, TA10 9PRALL WELCOME !For more details call Susan : 01935 709182https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/home-page.11(Click...

news, article, story, newspaper
TG: Tue 14 Jan

The Parish Council meeting was held on 9th January 2020 and follows a short summary of the key points discussed and actions agreed:1. The Council accepted the transfer of a piece of land adjacent to Granny's Garden so that a small retaining wall can be built there for Curry Rivel in Bloom to make some further improvements2. Residents have questioned the ownership of the land occupied by...