Irish Heart Foundation: When stroke strikes act F.A.S.T.


The Irish Heart Foundation’s Act F.A.S.T. campaign with the support of the Government of Ireland aims to raise awareness of the signs of stroke and the importance of getting to hospital as soon as possible.

F.A.S.T. stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time.

If you recognise any of the signs of a stroke, call 112 or 999 immediately.

Effective stroke treatment is hugely time dependent. The faster you act, the more of the person you save.

During the coronavirus pandemic, people have been slow to attend hospital for non-COVID-19 issues such as stroke. This F.A.S.T. campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation with the support of  the Government of Ireland aims to counter this trend and save lives.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Nov, 2020
Expiry Date
23rd Jan, 2021