An Aberdeen bus company and health chiefs are working together to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of strokes.
First Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) have come together to offer bus drivers a workshop to familiarise themselves with stroke symptoms.
After undergoing a training scheme, drivers will be able to recognise if a passenger may be experiencing a stroke.
David Phillips, operations director for First Aberdeen, said: “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.
“Our staff are in contact with hundreds of individuals a day and hopefully this will make a difference to the lives of people in Grampian.
“If one of our drivers can spot the signs and symptoms and help any individual call 999.”
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CHSSS stroke nurses from NHS Grampian also took the opportunity to provide blood pressure checks to drivers and offer medical information and advice in the event of a stroke.
Therese Lebedis, stroke managed clinical network lead for NHS Grampian, said: “Time is critical if you suspect someone is having a stroke so we have launched this Think FAST! campaign with First Bus Aberdeen to raise awareness of the typical symptoms and underline the importance of getting medical attention quickly.”