Ross Nursery is an Institution owned and operated by the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul . It houses thirty-five
(35) children and is responsible for the medical management
of thirty other children living with their Parents and
or Guardians in different parts of Trinidad and Tobago.
Our staff of twenty-five, care for
the children at the home on a twenty four hour basis while
having to, at some time during each month, deal with some
aspect of each of the out-patients' management.
Once monthly Medical Clinics are held at the home to ensure
that the children are in the best of health at all times
especially with the Antiretroviral medication which they
Our medical team comprises Dr. Nosa Everest Omo-Igbinomwanhia,
our volunteer doctor, Dr. David John who now attends bi-monthly
from the U.S. , nurses Claire Thomas and Elsa Grant together
with the nursery staff. At out-patients clinic every month,
lectures or relevant videos are presented for the parents/guardians
At the start of each out-patient's
Antiretroviral Treatment, the child is normally housed
at the Cyril Ross Home for at least two weeks for observation
by staff and Dr. Nosa.
Viral Loads are done on each child
at least three times per year at a cost of $20,000.00,
and is sponsored by the Pour L'Innocent Group. CD4 counts
are done twice yearly at a cost of $12,000.00. LFT's are
done twice yearly at a cost of $18,000.00
All the children also attend their hospital clinic visits
whenever scheduled at the Mount Hope Pediatric Hospital
, and are hospitalized if and whenever necessary.
Several of the children attend various extra curricular
activities after school hours or on Saturdays such as;
Remedial Classes, Math Classes, Computer Classes, Sewing
Spirituality is an essential aspect of life at the Nursery.
The Nursery is equipped with a quiet-room where the children
are encouraged to spend time in reflection/meditation and
at other times, prayer sessions are held there.
children attend Holy Mass at the St. Charles R.C. Church
weekly and attend classes for the Sacraments as their ages
dictate. The older children are also taught the use of
the Holy Bible.