The Shetland Stroke Support Group is always working with Chest Heart Stroke Scotland
(CHSS) to promote stroke awareness. Recent campaigns have focussed on the
importance of recognising a suspected stroke as a medical emergency.
The key message is:
a stroke can happen to anyone
999 will help to ensure that someone gets a diagnosis and treatment as
quickly as possible
FAST will improve the chances of making a good recovery following a stroke
CHSS has put together a resource pack, which contains leaflets, posters and
cards explaining how to do a quick test to check if someone is having a stroke.
The leaflets and resource packs have been circulated to health centres and are
also held by Shetland's Stroke Liaison Nurse, Dorothy Storey.
For more information about local services or the campaign
ring 01595 743000 ext 3197