Warning Signs: Stroke

Remember the acronym F.A.S.T if you think someone might be having a stroke.

Think FAST. Act FAST.

Look for any of these 3 signs. FACE paralysis, ARM paralysis, slurred SPEECH, and if you see any, call 000 immediately.  

A stroke happens when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly interuppted. Some strokes are fatal, some cause permanent disability, and other causes only temporary changes. The quicker a stroke can be treated medically, the greater the chance of recovery. The first 3 to 4 hours of management are vitally important. Recording the time at which symptoms began can be useful information for paramedics.

Other signs to consider include:

  • Any weakness, numbness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or an unexplained fall
  • Loss of vision or other visual changes
  • Headache, usually severe and ubrupt
  • Difficulty swallowing
Symptoms which disappear within the first 24 hours may be considered a mini stroke, or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). You should still call 000 even if symptoms subside. 

For more information call StrokeLine or visit the Stroke Foundation website
1800 STROKE (787 653)

Clinic Info

91 Coulson St,


Qld   4314


Tel: 4163 0023

(All Hours)

Fax: 4163 0024


Clinic Hours:


Mon - Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm 

Sat - closed

Sun - closed



Contact us

Address: 91 Coulson Street, Blackbutt, Qld, 4314

Phone: (07) 4163 0023

Fax:      (07) 41630024

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