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November 07 2018
By James Rudman

First Aberdeen goes FAST

First Aberdeen is linking up with two health groups to raise awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.

From left: Graeme Macfarlan, First Bus (Scotland), Gillian Harrold, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and Therese Lebedis, NHS Grampian

It is working in partnership with NHS Grampian and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland to help familiarise people with the FAST – Face, Arm, Speech and Time (to call 999) - call.

The operator is highlighting the message to all its bus drivers and incorporating it into its driver training scheme to ensure staff can recognise if a passenger might be having a stroke. CHSS Stroke nurses will also be boosting FAST campaign awareness among First Bus staff in Aberdeen.

First Aberdeen is displaying FAST messages to the public on bus tickets, on-bus advertising and social media.

“This is a very worthwhile campaign. Stroke is a serious issue and one we are proud to raise awareness of here at First Aberdeen, among our staff and our customers,” says Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus (Scotland).

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