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Debra and Diane take the lead at Formby Manor

Debra Roose and Diane De Isaula have been appointed by New Care as Home Manager and Deputy Manager respectively at Formby Manor care centre on Liverpool Road in Formby.

The duo will work together, combining their knowledge and expertise, to run the 76-bed state-of-the-art care facility, which offers residential, nursing and dementia care services.

Originally from North Wales, Debby has more than 35 years’ experience in care home management most recently as the registered manager for a care home in the London area. She is delighted to have ‘come home’ to take up this new position at Formby Manor.

Despite joining during the coronavirus pandemic, she has quickly become part of the vibrant team at Formby Manor, blending seamlessly with the existing team of permanent employees and helping to deliver exceptional care and wellbeing for each and every resident despite the difficult circumstances.

She said: “Having worked around the UK, I was really keen for my next move to bring me back home to the North West. I looked at lots of different opportunities but this one with New Care stood out for me; I was impressed with the company’s values and its beautiful purpose-built facilities and was over the moon to get the job. As a relatively young care centre, it is my aim to develop and strengthen our presence in the region and ensure we become the care home of choice in Formby and the surrounding areas.”

With qualifications in end of life, palliative care and infection control, Diane is also well placed to join the management team at Formby Manor.

After starting work at the age of 15 at St Joseph’s Hospice in Thornton, she was asked by Father Francis O’Leary to help set up a 40-bed hospice for patients with HIV and other diseases in Honduras. While in Honduras, she met her husband and returned to the UK where she continued to work for St Joseph’s Hospice while completing her Registered General Nurse (RGN) training.

Again, Diane was impressed with New Care from her first visit: “I am so looking forward to this role at Formby Manor, I can honestly say that from the moment I walked into the reception area I fell in love with the building and the residents and staff. The atmosphere here is unbelievable and the care is just amazing.”

CEO at New Care, Chris McGoff, added: “We are pleased to welcome both Debby and Diane to the team and are confident that their unique skills and experiences will blend perfectly to lead the team at Formby and deliver the highest standards of care for which we are renowned.”

Both Debby and Diane started off as nurses and have many shared interests. Debby initially trained as a nurse at Broadgreen Hospital in the late 70s and also holds the Registered Managers Award. She has two grown up daughters who make her ‘proud every day’ and has a passion for all things Disney, reading and eating out with friends.

Diane loves her job with a passion but also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and is a lifelong fan of Boyzone.

Formby Manor is an expertly designed, state-of-art 76-bed care facility with an exceptional clinical offering, including residential, nursing and dementia care services. The care home features elegant private bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, stylish communal lounges and dining rooms, plus secure beautifully landscaped gardens. For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Nikki on 01704 339090 or email Alternatively, please visit

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