FAST awareness in the community is a major priority for the National Stroke Network in collaboration efforts of the Ministry of Health, the Stroke Foundation and Te Hiringa Hauora/ Health Promotion Agency.
The importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and acting FAST in order to reach hospital without delay, can significantly improve outcomes following stroke.
An evaluation if the 'Impact of the national public 'FAST' campaigns' has been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal here.
To order New Zealand FAST awareness resources contact New Zealand Stroke Foundation here.
Learn more about FAST here