A woman's accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend during a fight at Cliftleigh.
Police say the pair - both aged 30 - got into an argument at a home in Colombard Street at around 9:30pm Tuesday night.
It's claimed the woman stabbed the man in the chest with a kitchen knife.
The man then collapsed in the front yard.
He's currently in a serious but stable condition in John Hunter Hospital and is undergoing surgery.
The woman has been charged with reckless wounding and will face Maitland Local Court today.