A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent early treatment is essential.
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
However if you or someone else in your family has already noticed stroke-like symptoms and have not taken any medical advice due to the Coronavirus epidemic please contact your General Practitioner who will be in touch with stroke service at ABUHB and we will aim to arrange a consultation with a specialist. This will not always require a face to face appointment and we have a virtual telephone consultation option available.
Where appropriate we will put you in touch with our Community Stroke Team who are continuing to provide rehabilitation, advice and support to people affected by a Stroke through a range of socially distanced ways and will ensure you have appropriate home based rehabilitation at this time