We would like to thank the Smith family for their generous donation that enabled us to purchase a new ultrasound examination table. At Summerhill, we perform most of our ultrasound scans without sedating our patients and so we need to ensure that any stress is kept to a minimum. This table has two features that make a significant difference. Firstly, it has an electric lift, so patients can step on to it, and be raised up smoothly and silently. Secondly, it has a custom-made removable ‘cut-out’ which allows us to scan the heart at the same time as we’re scanning the abdomen, so the patient doesn’t have to be repositioned. In loving memory of Barney, Chester, Dudley, Oliver and Ralphie.