Shortland Street character - Maxwell
Maxwell is in his thirties and is an adrenaline junkie who thrives on stress.
Professional and steely, Maxwell flew in mid 2009 from Hong Kong, where he worked in an emergency department.
He prefers to get the job done with a minimum of chit-chat, and his stern determination often puts him on the outer with his co-workers.
Although blunt in his criticism of sloppy work practices, he can be charming when he chooses, and his brooding and romantic demeanour often draws attention from female staff.
Coming from a lower socio-economic family, Maxwell has got a
working-class chip on his shoulder, leading him to be hard on
others who he believes have had it too easy.
Maxwell is highly committed to the wellbeing of his patients, and he's determined to help others in need whenever he can.
Maxwell was sharing his flat (supplied as part of his contract) with vixen Brooke Freeman but the two disagreed on everything and she moved out.
After flirting with quite a few nurses, he embarked on a relationship with nurse Tracey Morrison.
Tracey discovered that Maxwell had a gambling problem, and also that he had been married with a child he rarely sees.
Maxwell's gambling problem was definitely not under control
so Tracey broke things off with him.
At Xmas 09 he was caught in the crossfire of Sarah and TK's marriage breakup. Finding himself a shoulder for Sarah to cry on, the two started a sexual relationship.
Sarah and Daniel Potts moved in with him.
Mid year Maxwell's old mate, dentist Henry came to Ferndale - but he tempted Maxwell into more gambling.
Maxwell was horrified when Henry ripped off Maxwell's frinds in
a scam and he turned him into the police.
In mid 2010, Maxwell's estranged daughter Ula arrived on his doorstep. Then came her mother Vasa.
Maxwell struggled with keeping the women in his life happy.
A fling with Vasa meant the end of his relationship with Sarah.
Maxwell has been happily single but in early 2011 he became interested in bi-sexual nurse Nicole Miller.
Mid 2011 Maxwell went to Australia to work in a hospital there but on his return he ended up cheating on Nicole with his attractive Australian colleague Michelle.
Nicole and Maxwell split soon after but Nicole has learnt to trust Maxwell again and they recently reconcilled.
Maxwell was shocked and upset when he learnt that his daughter Ula was pregnant.
Maxwell and Nicole grew apart and Maxwell was saddened to realise Nicole had moved on after her brief relationship with Lana.