Brothers forfeit birthday money to help buy scanner Pauline Scott Three brothers from Antogher Road in Roscommon town recently forfeited the chance to get birthday presents in order to help buy a new ultrasound scanner for Roscommon County Hospital. Brothers Patrick (12), William (9) and Edward (9) Clinton asked their friends from Antogher Road and Gaelscoil de hÍde in Roscommon to donate to the ultrasound fund rather than giving birthday presents to them, raising €655 towards the scanner in the process. Their money was joined to the €12,380 raised by last year’s John Paul Corcoran Memorial Walk on March 17th last in order to purchase the scanner. On Wednesday morning last, the brothers were joined by Ms. Ann Donlon of Donamon, who organises the John Paul Corcoran Memorial Walk, as the portable ultrasound scanner was presented to the hospital. The scanner is used for ultrasounds in the emergency department, coronary care unit, in-patient wards and outpatient clinics. It is used in the assessment of conditions such as major trauma, abdominal aortic aneurism, heart failure and cardiac problems in any emergency situation. It is used for preliminary assessment of hear conditions at the bedside and in outpatients clinics.