If you suspect a stroke

Residents in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being urged not to delay seeing help if they have signs of having a stroke.

James Barker, Stroke Consultant and Clinical Lead for Stroke at Royal Lancaster Infirmary said:

“If you or a loved one experiences stroke symptoms, please help us help you – Act FAST and call 999. Our expert paramedics, stroke nurses, radiologists and doctors will ensure you get the care you need as quickly as possible.”

The main signs of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST:

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999

Learn more at: https://www.centrallancashireccgs.nhs.uk/…/310