National Stroke Week

NATIONAL STROKE WEEK (31 August – 6 September 2020) is the Stroke Foundation’s annual awareness campaign.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. But more than 80% of strokes can be prevented.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T.

The Stroke Foundation recommends the F.A.S.T. test as an easy way to remember the most common signs of stroke.

Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:

  • Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
  • Arms – Can they lift both arms?
  • Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
  • Time – Is critical. If you see any of these signs call 000 straight away.