|As part of the Help Us Help You campaign the NHS is urging people to continue to act F.A.S.T. and dial 999 when stroke strikes.
Anyone who thinks they or a loved one has the symptoms of a stroke, however minor they may seem, should not be put off seeking help due to Covid-19.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions are being rolled out across the NHS to support clinical decision making on life-changing treatments.
Doctors can view patient scans remotely on an app and make better and faster decisions on the right treatment options for their patients.
Spotting the symptoms of a stroke
F.A.S.T. – Face, Arms, Speech, Time – will help you recognise the signs of a stroke and emphasises the importance of acting quickly by calling 999:
Stroke is a life-threatening condition that often results in people being taken by ambulance to A&E for emergency treatment where time is of the essence.
Preventing a stroke
You can significantly reduce your risk of having a stroke by:
Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:
Juliet Bouverie, Chief Executive at the Stroke Association added:
Read more about acting F.A.S.T.