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Act FAST to Save Lives

Latest News 01 October 2020 | A campaign to teach people to quickly recognise and respond to a stroke is being rolled out nationally.

Stroke is the second largest killer in New Zealand, affecting about 9,000 people every year.

The FAST campaign raises awareness that stroke is always a medical emergency and encourages people to recognise the following signs.

Think FAST:

F    FACE - is their face drooping on one side? Can they smile?

A    ARM - is one arm weak? Can they raise both arms?

S    SPEECH - is their speech jumbled or slurred? Can they speak at all?

T    TAKE ACTION - call 111 immediately.

The campaign covers the key points previously emphasised in an Attitude TV documentary which featured CM Health’s very own stroke team and followed two former stroke patients on their road to recovery.

For more information visit the Stroke FAST campaign


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