Rising star – Physical Sciences and Engineering 2015 - Michaella Wiltshire

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Michaella Wiltshire, of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, was winner of the Rising star – Physical Sciences and Engineering category in the 2015 Healthcare Science Awards.

Rising star – Physical Sciences and Engineering 2015 - Michaella Wiltshire

The citation for Michaella Wiltshire read:


Michaella began her career as an apprentice in 2013.  She was the star of her apprentice cohort, completing all competencies and coursework ahead of time and to an impressively high standard.  On completion she was ‘head-hunted’ by 3 departments, all wanting her to choose them.  Since completing the apprenticeship she started an HNC, which she is coasting through, and chose to work in Theatres, maintaining all equipment and troubleshooting when problems arise.  The maintenance schedule she has put in place has reduced the number of emergency bleeps before Theatres can start from an average of 3 per/day to 2 per/week.  This not only improves patient experience and safety, but ensures efficiency and ultimately saves money.

She has recently moved to a role in the Medical Equipment Resource Centre to train clinical colleagues in the correct handling and use of medical devices.  Once again ensuring patient safety and minimising costs associated with ‘no fault found’ and ‘damage by user’ repair jobs.

She has fully participated in widening participation work and is a great ambassador for HCS careers.

Michaella has the potential and the drive to be one of the first to navigate the pathway from Apprenticeship, through PTP to STP.