PHA runs public information campaign to raise awareness of stroke symptoms

The Public Health Agency’s (PHA’s) Act FAST public awareness campaign commenced this week (13 th Dec) to promote awareness of the signs and symptoms of stroke. The campaign will run from 13 th December until 6 th January across TV, radio, digital and outdoor. Stroke is the third main cause of death in adults in Northern Ireland, after heart disease and cancer, and the single greatest cause of adult disability. Every year in Northern Ireland stroke accounts for around 2,800 hospital admissions and although the majority of strokes happen in older people, approximately one in ten strokes occur in