Here's a long Daily Mail (naturally) article with more detail on what did and didn't happen.

As a godless sinner, I believe that sincere Christians (who tend to be the ones who offer to pray for you) although a bit irksome at times, are generally worth their weight in gold. Can be obtained elsewhere, but that little revelation came to me when I had cause to spend a couple of months hanging around a hospice.

Anything more than that "quiet word" seems like an absurd waste of public money.