Think FAST 27 December 2021 Stroke doesn’t stop at Christmas time. A stroke can happen anytime and anywhere. By the end of today, 25 people across Scotland will have suffered a stroke. The same will happen tomorrow. The NHS is still open for business, if you suspect a stroke, act FAST and call 999. Think FAST is a simple way to recognise the signs of a stroke: 👤 FACE – Can the person smile, does one side of their face droop? 💪 ARM – Can they lift both arms? Is one weak? 💬 SPEECH – Is their speech slurred or muddled? ⏰ TIME – If ANY ONE of these signs or symptoms are present, call 999. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the better the outcome is likely to be. Please share this message far and wide, and make sure your friends and family know what to do in an emergency.