The emergency room doctors have aired their grievances on a website, calling for $10 million in extra funding from the province.
Alec Ritchie, a doctor at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver, says patients can wait for hours to get care.
"Sometimes I walk down a hall and there are patients in the hall and I can feel their eyes on me," Ritchie said. "I know they are saying, 'Is it my turn next?' I don't have the heart to tell them it's not minutes, it's hours."
Jodi Turner, a doctor at East Kootenay Regional Hospital, says emergency rooms are "overwhelmed."
"This situation is a province-wide situation," she said.
The last time the B.C. Government directly increased funding to emergency rooms was in 2010.
B.C.'s Health Minister Margaret McDiarmid said the province just negotiated a funding agreement with B.C. doctors.
"To remove $10 million from another area would be very difficult when we just have negotiated this physician master agreement," McDiarmid said.
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