Donna has the heart to care in Derby

Published: Thursday 23rd February 2023

Donna Lukoschus has been appointed as Registered Manager of  our new Nightingale Care and Nursing Home in Derby, which is undergoing a £2million full refurbishment and set to welcome its first residents very soon.

Derby born and raised, Donna has 20 years’ experience of working in care homes in the east midlands, starting in a part-time admin role before developing her career to become an experienced Care Quality Commission Registered Manager and joining us at Agincare.

Nightingale Care and Nursing Home in Caxton Street, Sunny Hill will deliver high quality, person-centred residential and nursing care for 59 people, including those living with dementia, and is already accepting expressions of interest from residents.

As well as leading Nightingale, Donna is also the Registered Manager of our Foylebank Care Home in Chaddesden in Derby, which is also rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Donna, said:

Nightingale has all the makings of a truly fantastic care and nursing home, with great facilities following the extensive refurbishment and renovation work. I am very excited to lead an excellent care team and look forward to building a warm and welcoming community in the home by getting to know each and every resident and their loved ones.


I feel privileged to embark upon the next chapter in my career back in my home city with Agincare, which is family-owned and places a genuine emphasis on person centred care based on the wishes and needs of each resident.”

£2million renovation

We’re fully renovating Nightingale Care and Nursing Home to a high standard from top to bottom. That includes all bedrooms, accessible and en-suite bathrooms, communal lounges, kitchens, lift access to all floors, and gardens for residents to enjoy.

Donna and the care home team have exciting plans to introduce a full and varied programme of activities, trips and social interaction involving families, friends and the local community including summer fetes, Christmas fayres and many other events.

Agincare Care and Nursing Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:

Agincare is delighted to bring another high quality care home to Derby with Nightingale Care and Nursing Home. I’m pleased to welcome Donna as the new Registered Manager of both Nightingale and our Foylebank Care Home in Derby. She is highly experienced and I have every confidence will carry out a fantastic job.

Agincare is a leading independent care provider nationwide with over 35 years’ experience of delivering services including care and nursing homes, live-in and home care and supported living to tailor care to people as their needs change.

Find out more or book a visit to Nightingale Care and Nursing Home